Seminole couple welcomes first baby of the year.

Deidre and Jesse Beasley, of Seminole, became parents of their third son on New Year’s Day at 8:04 a.m.

Jesse Beasley, named after his dad, was the first baby born in 2014 at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital. He weighed 9 lbs 2 ounces and is 20.5 inches long.

“I’m very excited and tired,” said Deidre.

Jesse agreed and added January 1 was a great day for his son to be born, not only because it’s the first day of the year.

“My mom was also born on the first,” he said. “So he was born on her birthday.”

Jesse said his mom was excited about sharing her birthday with her grandson.

Baby Jesse has two older brothers, ages four and five, and Deidre said even though neither had met him yet, they were both excited to have a little brother.

Deidre said baby Jesse isn’t a fan of a camera flash but had been making faces all day.

“He ate and now he’s ready to go,” she said.