BANGOR - As far as races go, the one to determine the first baby of the new year, is always a favorite. And for one Maine family they rang in the New Year at the hospital, waiting for that title.
12:42 am was the time that the first baby in eastern Maine was born in 2013.
Wyatt Paul Benn was born early this morning at Eastern Maine Medical Center weighing in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and 21 inches long.
The mother, Erika Veinote, was in labor for 30 hours before doctors decided to perform a c-section, and mom says taking his sweet time seems to be a trend for baby.
"He was 10 days overdue and we were thinking he was going to be a Christmas baby, but he ended up being a New Years baby."
Wyatt is being monitored in the neonatal intensive care unit for a slight fever, but mom says he is doing great and they will hopefully be able to go home by Thursday.