BRIDGEPORT - Just hours into the new year, a local couple welcomed the newest addition to their family.

Biguener Simeon Jr. was born at Bridgeport Hospital to Georgelin Jean and Biguener Simeon Sr. The baby weighed eight pounds and arrived shortly after 2 a.m.

While he's the first baby born in Bridgeport this year, a hospital spokesperson does not believe he's the first 2012 baby born in Connecticut.