Phoenix residents Erica Frausto, 25, and Jaime Ramirez, 24, weren't expecting their baby for another two weeks, but the little boy had other plans for the New Year's holiday.
Nathaniel decided to be the first baby born in 2011 at Banner Estrella Medical Center in west Phoenix. He arrived at 1:35 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
"I think he made his own little time schedule," Frausto said. "He's like, 'I'm the first boy, so I'm going to come out on the 1st.'"