Lianne Maupin and boyfriend Justin Grimes welcomed a new baby boy at Southeast Alabama Medical Center early this morning at 12:11 a.m.
Even though he came five weeks early, he still weighed a healthy six pounds, seven ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Maupin says she's shocked that her son was the first baby born in the new year.
"It feels weird. I didn't even think about having the first baby of the year. I just thought oh, okay, we're having a baby, but then I realized it was New Year's Day. They [the nurses] were like, 'you might have just had the first baby of the year!', and I'm like, 'okay!' So, it's a little happy ending to the whole birthing process," Maupin says.
Maupin and Grimes are still deciding on a name, but they have narrowed it down to either Noah or Christian.