HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - While most of us were celebrating the countdown to the New Year, Tiffany Labon was counting down to her son's birth.
"He's a pretty good baby" says the proud mom of Oahu's New Year's baby, 8 pound 6 ounce Noah Imnanuel Labon.
Noah wasn't due until January 12th. The Makiki mom was looking forward to a quiet New Year's Eve at home, without fireworks.
Noah had other plans for his parents. As Tiffany explains, "When I went to the doctor earlier in the day I was already 4 centimeters so he said it could be anytime. Probably around 10 last night that's when we realized we had to come in.
Noah was delivered at the Kaiser Moanalua Family Birth Center at 1:03 New Year's morning, making him Oahu's first born baby of 2014.
For the mother of 3 who hoped for a mellow start to 2014, having Oahu's New Year baby is "an honor. He just wanted to come.
Now that he's here, his big brother Elijah's eager to show him the ropes.
Elijah told us, "I'm going to take care of him and I'm just going to love him because he's my baby brother and he's so little and cute to me.
Having the New Year baby is also a "claim to fame" for Kaiser Moanalua. Nurses told us they haven't had the honor in a decade, and were convinced 1:03 was too late to be the first.