A Wellensian won the race to be the first baby born in 2013 at Yeovil District Hospital.
While millions spent the day flocking to the sales or nursing a hangover, Victoria and Nick Mottram, of Wells, greeted an adorable new face to the world.
Ayla Jane Flower Mottram was born two hours and 19 minutes into the new year, weighing 9lb 2.5oz.
Victoria said: "Having a baby on New Year's Day makes it even more special.
"I thought she was to be born a day earlier, but she waited a little longer.
"I am just relieved she is healthy and doing really well.
"Christmas time is always going to be a special time for everyone in the family."