Regina and Saskatoon welcomed the first babies of 2016 to the world Friday morning.

Between Saskatchewan's two biggest cities, both a boy and a girl took the honours of being the New Year's babies.

In Regina, a baby girl was born at the Regina General Hospital just after midnight at 12:15 a.m. CST. The girl - who had not been given a name when the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region released the announcement - apparently wanted to be the New Year's baby so bad she came into the world a few weeks ahead of schedule.

The baby girl and her parents, Catherine and Elvin Cudia from Melville, Sask., are doing well.

Regina New Year's baby

Catherine and Elvin Cudia from Melville, Sask., welcome Regina's New Year's baby. (Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region)

In Saskatoon, baby boy Jaxson John Diehl waited until 1:29 a.m. before becoming Saskatoon's official first baby of 2016. Jaxson weighed six pounds and is doing well, according to the Saskatoon Health Region.