GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Eastern North Carolina welcomed at least two New Year’s Day babies who just couldn’t wait to get a jump on 2023.

The newest member of the Braddy family really couldn’t wait to get 2023 started. Kaitlyn and James Braddy of Washington welcomed Owen to the world at ECU Health Medical Center. Owen was born at 12:10 a.m. The hospital reports baby and mother are doing well.

Owen was 5 pounds 2 ounces and 18.5 inches long.

In a media release announcing the news, ECU Health said, “ECU Health and Women’s Services at Maynard Children’s Hospital delivered more than 3,900 babies in 2022. We are delighted to welcome Owen and wish his family all the best.

One other hospital, CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern, reported Sunday afternoon a New Year’s baby. In fact, this baby was born about as early as you can in 2023.

Khione was born at 12:01 a.m., the hospital posted on its Facebook page. The fame, who was not named, is from Jacksonville.

No other area hospitals (UNC Lenoir in Kinston, Onslow Memorial in Jacksonville and Carteret Health Care, Morehead City) had reported New Year’s babies as of 8:30 p.m. Sunday.