Luke Timothy Raines came into the world just seven minutes - some 420 seconds - after the clock struck midnight and New Year's celebrations across the region jumped into full swing.
Luke was on time, arriving on his due date at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester.
He was the region's first baby born in 2009, weighing in at 8 pounds 10 onces. This morning Luke, his mother and father, Christine and Timothy Raines, older sisters Emma, 4, and Morgan, 2, were all doing well.
Not long after three baby girls were born in South Jersey hospitals. The first came at Virtua West Jersey Hospital Vorhees at 12:24 a.m.