Austin Fenton-Bitz arrived a little early but, then again, he was a little late too.
The six-pound, 13-ounce boy's due date was Jan. 10, but because no babies were born on Jan. 1 at Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH), little Austin's arrival at 10: 33 a.m. on Jan. 2 made him the New Year's Baby.
The day after the birth, mom Jessica Bitz was with father Gilbert Fenton at CGH where she said she was "excited and happy but tired too."
The healthy boy's full name is Austin Bradley James Fen-ton-Bitz.
It was the second time in six years that Chilliwack's New Years Baby was not born on Jan. 1. Two years ago, Karissa Faith Lillian McAuley was born on Jan. 2 at 1: 02 p.m.
The first baby of 2013 born in the Fraser Health region was Shane Greenwood who arrived at 12: 26 a.m. at Langley Memorial Hospital.
And David Junior Ricky Joe James was the first baby in the province, born in Kamloops