STONYFORD’S Jarahkai Turley-Kercheval is Colac district’s first baby of the new year, born at Colac Hospital.
Mum Kristen Turley said Jarahkai was two weeks overdue.
“We had planned to have a homebirth, but because he was so overdue we had to come to hospital,” she said.
“We had a feeling he was waiting to be a new year’s baby.”
Jarahkai was born on Monday at 10.16pm, weighing in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces, or 4.3 kilograms.
He is a brother to nine-year-old Indi Turley-Kercheval.
“He’s the best”, Indi said.
Ms Turley said she and partner Holly Kerchevel were “overjoyed to finally have him here”.