By Tom Mustin

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Little “Rosie” is barely two days old and is already causing quite a stir.

“I was just so excited to be in labor. It’s been a long journey,” new mother Soshy Adelstein told CBS4’s Tom Mustin.

Friday morning, Adelstein and her husband Max Brandel decided to cast their ballots at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

Max Brandel and Soshy Adelstein with Rosie (credit: CBS)

Max Brandel and Soshy Adelstein with Rosie (credit: CBS)

Adelstein was nine months pregnant. She had felt some contractions that morning, but told her husband she felt well enough to vote, before heading to the hospital.

“We didn’t know what could happen after the birth. We could have been in the hospital forever or been in no condition to go back out,” said Brandel.

Adelstein and Brandel are both small business owners. Adelstein had never voted before, but felt this election was personal.

“I was excited to go. Took a deep breath when the contractions came and got my envelope in and all was good, ” said Adelstein.

Inside the office, the contractions grew stronger. A picture from the selfie station shows Adelstein in obvious pain, with Rosie on the way.

Rosie (credit: CBS)

Rosie (credit: CBS)

“Things got really intense after we left. We literally made it just in the nick of time,” she told Mustin.

The couple raced to the hospital. Rosie arrived early Saturday morning.

“Ecstatic about this little amazing being. Everything was totally worth it, ” laughed Adelstein.

County spokesperson Mircalla Wozniak says word of the Boulder ballot baby spread quickly. She’s happy everything worked out for the couple, and glad they cast their votes early.

“We really appreciate you getting your ballots in early. We really appreciated them coming by. Glad everything worked out,” Wozniak said.

Rosie (credit: CBS)

Rosie (credit: CBS)

Now armed with a beautiful baby girl, and a story to tell forever, the happy parents have a message for their fellow Coloradans.

“Every single one of your votes matter. More important now than ever. Go vote.”

Adelstein and Brandel are both voting for Hillary Clinton. Rosie has 18 more years before casting her first vote.

Tom Mustin is CBS4’s Weekend Anchor. He has been with CBS4 since 2002, and is always looking for great story ideas. Connect with Tom on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @TomCBS4.


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