FARMINGTON — Alexandria Wilson had plans for celebrating New Year's Eve with family, but her plans did not include adding a new member.
"I was wanting a baby, but not last night," said Wilson, 20, of Aztec.
Wilson, whose baby was due Jan. 19, gave birth to Skylar Isaac Wilson at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday, New Year's Day, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington.
Skylar was the hospital's first baby of 2013, though he took 14 hours to arrive. Skylar's birth likely will be followed by about 1,300 to 1,500 more births this year at the hospital, assuming its past annual averages are a sound indicator.
"I was going to sit around watching films and eating pizza," Wilson said.
After seeing a midwife Monday,Wilson realized her blood pressure was high and she needed to be admitted immediately.
"We weren't expecting that," said Debbie Durio, Wilson's mom, who gawked at her new grandson from outside the nursery.
Durio said she has high hopes for her new grandson, who shares his middle name with his father's, Patrick Isaac See.
"I just think he is so handsome," Durio said.
Both mother and son are expected to be released from the hospital today. Skylar is 5 pounds, 4 ounces in weight, and 19 inches in length.
"He's got such beautiful, little eyes," Wilson said as she gazed at her son, who is healthy and already wrinkling his little pink nose and lips.
"I only got to see him for about 45 minutes when he was born.
The new addition likely will be receiving much attention when he gets home, as he has a five-year-old sister, June, eager to play with her new sibling.
The family already is debating what kind of a football fan Skylar will be. His grandfather, Robert Durio, said he will be a Seattle Seahawks fan, though Alexandria said her son will definitely be an Oakland Raiders fan.
Skylar's grandmother, on the other hand, is more concerned about her realization that her new grandson's birthday falls on one of the holidays most known for partying.
"Oh no," Debbie said. "I wish he'd come later."