Campbelltown Hospital's first bub of a new decade

New family member: Adam and Stacey Finch are now the proud parents of two children, three-year-old Ashton and newborn Nena.
New family member: Adam and Stacey Finch are now the proud parents of two children, three-year-old Ashton and newborn Nena.

While the rest of Australia was counting down to midnight on December 31, Stacey Finch was preparing to welcome a new human into the world.

The Bargo resident was at Campbelltown Hospital with her husband, eagerly awaiting the arrival a new bundle of joy.

Less than half an hour after ringing in not just a new year, but a new decade, a little girl made her first appearance.

Adam Finch said it was pretty exciting to find out his newborn daughter was the first baby born at the hospital in 2020.

Baby Nena Maree Finch was born at 12.29am on January 1, weighing 3920 grams (eight pounds, six ounces) and measuring 52.5 centimetres.

Mr Finch said the doctors and nurses in the maternity ward were abuzz with activity after the birth.

"When we went back into maternity you could see all the nurses and that were keeping track of which babies were born first," the 39-year-old said.

"It turned out there was a baby born in Westmead only about three minutes after 12, but we were the first in Campbelltown."

Mr Finch said his wife laboured for a couple of hours before welcoming Nena.

The little girl joins older brother Ashton, who's three.

Mr Finch said he and his wife didn't know whether they were having a boy of a girl, and seeing his daughter for the first time was "amazing".

Welcome to the world: Baby Nena Mareen Finch was the first little bundle of joy to make an appearance at Campbelltown Hospital in 2020. Pictures: Simon Bennett

Welcome to the world: Baby Nena Mareen Finch was the first little bundle of joy to make an appearance at Campbelltown Hospital in 2020. Pictures: Simon Bennett

"It's pretty awesome, now we've got one of each," he said. "She's a good little baby, a happy baby. Very curious."

Nena is named after her mother's maternal grandmother.

"It's a family name - Stacey never got to meet her grandmother," Mr Finch said.

"No one else in the family had used the name so we thought it was a nice tribute.

"It's the more unusual spelling of Nena too, so that's something that's a bit more unique."

Mr Finch said the couple were a little bit worried as Mrs Finch's due date approached, because the Green Wattle Creek fire was drawing nearer to their home.

"Two weeks out it started to get really close, and we were concerned we might have to leave, but it all worked out alright in the end," he said.

Mr and Mrs Finch said the staff at Campbelltown Hospital were exemplary and thanked them for all their hard work and care