Across the United States, hospitals welcomed the first babies of the New Year.
At Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, all babies born New Year's Day were swaddled in a red blanket emblazoned with: "Beat Alabama. 1-1-15." (The university's football team did just that on Thursday evening, and will play Oregon in the national championship game).
In Colorado, Kira and Rayburn Gosney were given the honor of first baby born in the state, with Evelyn Rose born at 12:02 a.m. Thursday, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango.
And in New Mexico, Angelo Oros came to San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico, just 45 seconds after midnight.
While some hospitals are backing off publicizing the first baby of the year, many others do so with parents' permission.