Jesse Roundtree and Desiree Watkins brought Jesse Lyle Roundtree, Jr. into the world at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 5 to be the first baby of the New Year in Petersburg.
Jesse Jr. was born at Ketchikan General Hospital in the New Beginnings Birthing Center. He weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.
Watkins arrived in Ketchikan Dec. 21 with a due date of Jan. 1, 2013.
Proud grandparents are Tonya and late Patrick Roundtree of Petersburg and Carin and Greg Richter of Prince of Wales.
Watkins is a resident assistant at Mountain View Manor and Roundtree works construction with Rock N Road Construction but is a refrigeration engineer.
The family returned home to Petersburg Jan. 8.
The couple will receive gifts from local businesses to honor the new year baby.