Warren County’s first baby of 2019, Luke Douglas Roberts

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – People all around the world are celebrating the start 2019, but one family in Warren County is celebrating the New Year with a birthday. The Roberts family just expanded by two little feet and two little hands.

“Well he is the first baby of 2019 and he is just perfect… and he’s two days late,” said his mother Stephanie Roberts.

At 6:55 a.m. Tuesday Luke Douglas Roberts made his grand entrance into the world.

Luke is the first baby born in Warren County in 2019.

He was born at The Medical Center at Bowling Green weighing 7.6 pounds and 20 inches long.

“We were surprised. It was 6:55 this morning and they had a few people who should have beat us to the punch. We lucked out and got the New Year’s baby,” said Luke’s father Brad Roberts.

Luke is the Roberts’ fourth child. They now have two girls and two boys.

“I was just mainly worried that everyone was going to be healthy and mother was going to be healthy. She was planning on having him naturally even though C-section might have been the best choice because the last one was a C-section. I was glad she was able to have him naturally. He turned out great, beautiful and we are glad he is here,” Brad Roberts said.

Luke’s mother, Stephanie, says she can already tell who Luke looks likes.

“He looks like his big brother, and I think he looks like his dad. I see a little bit of me,” she said.

Stephanie Roberts says Luke’s birthday will always be a day to remember and celebrate.

“I think everybody will probably party on his birthday for the rest of his life,” she said.

Luke’s middle name comes from his great grandfather who was named Douglas.