It may prove hard to determine exactly who was Los Angeles County's first baby of 2013.
In the giddy moments when so many in the region applauded, kissed or clinked their champagne flutes, Candice Campudoni and Martin Robert Hardy of Reseda welcomed their third son, Dorian Martin-Jean Hardy, at Kaiser Permanente's Woodland Hills Medical Center.
At the same time, Oxanna and Jose Esquivel of Boyle Heights greeted their fifth child, son Jadian Arian Esquivel, at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights.
According to spokespersons at the hospitals, each of the boys was born at precisely 12 a.m. Tuesday morning.
"I'm still trying to grasp what happened," Campudoni said of her late-night delivery.
Both women had been due to give birth in mid-January.
Campudoni, 32, went into labor naturally on Monday. She was admitted to the hospital around 4 p.m.
Neither she nor Hardy, 33, imagined that their baby would be the first of the new year. As his fiancee labored during the evening hours, Hardy told nurses who buzzed over the possibility of a midnight baby that they were "getting all excited for nothing," Campudoni said.