BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ivy Bindig and Quinn Allard of East Aurora said they typically spend New Year's Eve playing board games, but this year was a little different for sure.
The couple welcomed their first child, Atreyu Carter Allard at 2:13 a.m. New Year's morning at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.
He was due to arrive on January 4 but apparently couldn't wait to get here.
The baby's name was inspired by a character in the movie "NeverEnding Story." Little Atreyu weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds, 15 ounces. The mother and the baby are said to be doing well on New Year's Day.
The Catholic Health system also welcomed their second New Year's baby, the first one to be born at Sisters of Charity Hospital, about two hours later, around 4 a.m.
The hospital said that Tru Michael Davis was born at 4:02 a.m. Both Tru and his mom are doing well, according to Catholic Health.
However, Kaleida Health may lay claim to the first baby born in Erie County in 2021.
A spokesperson says a baby was delivered at Oishei Children's Hospital at around 1 a.m. No other information was available at this time.