In Rapid City, the first baby of the year is Raquel Lafawn Cuny.
She arrived at 1:27 a.m. Although she was a week early, she still weighed 10 pounds, 13.5 ounces.
First-time mother Geneva Cuny said she picked LaFawn for a middle name in honor of her older sister who died.
Cuny said it was "cool" that her daughter was first born at Rapid City Regional Hospital in the New Year and it will be another reason to celebrate on her birthday.