Riggs Wilder Deming made his debut into the world at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday, making him a New Year’s Day baby.

And not just any New Year’s Day baby, but the first baby born in 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Family Birthplace at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

“He’s just so cute and we are so excited,” said his mother, Lexie Deming.

Riggs’ due date was New Year’s Eve, but when Lexie went into labor Sunday, she wasn’t so sure he would wait. He proved her wrong and Lexie labored for 30 hours.

“When it got to the point that he was going to come out, our nurse came in and said, ‘We have to get this baby out! He could be the New Year’s baby—we are all betting on it,'” Lexie said.

Riggs came out weighing 8 pounds and 9 ounces.

“The nurse said he had the second-biggest head she has ever seen,” Lexie said while laughing.

The hospital room was filled with love, including Riggs’ dad, Ian Deming, and his two grandparents, Jeanne and Paul Tomasek. This is Lexie and Ian’s first child and Jeanne and Paul’s first grandchild.

Holiday birthdays don’t exactly run in the family, although Lexie’s birthday happens to fall on Groundhog Day.

“I was born on Groundhog Day,” Lexie said. “His is a little bit better of a holiday.”

She’d once heard that the odds are usually 4 percent that babies are born on their actual due dates. Her little guy arrived right on cue.

“His birthday will always be a party,” Lexie said.