Making an already momentous occasion even more special, area hospitals celebrated the first babies of 2014 on Wednesday.
Just minutes (or hours in some cases) into the new year, these newborns were welcomed into the world on New Year's Day.
Meet the babies and their proud parents:
• Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
• Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
• Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
• Adventist GlenOaks Hospital