A Gretna family got a new year blessing as they welcomed the Omaha metro’s first baby born in 2016.
"It's like two people who love each other so much become three people who love each other so much," said Laura Glennie.
Her son, Lukas Edward Glennie, was born at 12:20 a.m. at Methodist Women’s Hospital on the first day of 2016.
"Everything's perfect," she said.
Both his parents, Laura and Nikolas Glennie, said they hoped to welcome their bundle of joy before the new year so they could get the tax deduction, but they’re happy either way.
"We were waiting so patiently and we knew God had a plan, but we didn't know it was to surprise us with a baby on the first of January," said Laura Glennie.
There were 18 babies born on New Year's Eve, but Lukas waited it out.
"He was due around the 27th, the 29th was his due date. We were hoping he'd come around for Christmas, and then we just couldn't wait, couldn't wait, and finally he came," said Laura Glennie.
His father says he looks forward to watching his Iowa Hawkeyes in the Rose Bowl with his son by his side for the first time.
"I don't think he'll remember too much about it, but it's pretty exciting," he said.
This isn't the first New Year’s Day birthday in the family. Lukas' aunt Kylie celebrated her 18th birthday on New Year’s Day.