Hamilton welcomes first baby of the year and it's a boy!

The first baby born this year in Hamilton was born at McMaster Children's Hospital.

Baby Maddix was born at 2:09 a.m. on New Year’s Day

Baby Maddix came into the world New Year's Day weighing 5 pounds and 1 ounce. (Submitted by Elise Copps)

At 2:09 a.m. New Year's Day, baby boy Maddix made his debut into the world as Hamilton's first baby of the year.

Maddix was born at McMaster Children's Hospital weighing 6 pounds and one ounce.

Both he and mother, Dystynee May are doing "pretty good" says the first-time mother, although she understandably hasn't been sleeping much.

"It's exciting. My first child born on the first day of the year and to be the first one in the city was exciting," said May.

Dystynee May gave birth to her first baby on New Year's Day. Baby Maddix was born a week early. (Submitted by Elise Copps)

May is from Cambridge and is hoping to head back home soon.

She says Maddix was born a week early.