The first New Year's baby at Mercy Medical Center in Redding arrived just after 4:20 a.m.
Diesel Ito came in at 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and 19 inches long.
His parents are Katrina and Joshua Ito from Weaverville.
"It's a feeling you can't explain. The labor was pretty intense, but he changed everything," Katrina said.
Diesel's dad picked out his name, and it was the only one the couple could agree on.
Diesel is their first child after three years of marriage.
Both mother and baby are resting and doing well.