Prince Rupert Parents Welcome New Year's Baby

After ringing in the New Year with a little celebration, Felicia Noseworthy and Kenneth Park thought they were heading to bed - then that plan changed quickly.

"At 1:00 a.m. we just crawled into bed and getting ready to go to sleep after a celebration. He then decided to come!"

Then came little Caleb, weighing in at seven pounds and nine ounces, and adored by many, including his three-year-old sister, Adelyn, who had one way to describe him.

"He's so tiny!"

Father Kenneth Park and Noseworthy say the birth at New Year's Day makes it all the more special.

"It's exciting because you're already with family. We have a sense of togetherness. It's not something that's all of a sudden, let's go visit the baby separately. It's been nice and started of the year right."

While little Caleb was the first baby for the northwest in Prince Rupert, Dawson Creek welcomed the first baby born in Northern B.C. at 7:25 a.m.

Surrey welcomed the province's first 2018 baby just nine seconds after midnight.