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Adorable! Meet Pittsburgh's First Babies Of 2020

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Pittsburgh's first babies of 2020 are ready for their big debut.

The little ones were born just minutes apart after midnight. One at West Penn Hospital and the other at Magee-Womens Hospital.

Little Onari made her big debut first at 12:09 a.m. at Magee-Womens Hospital.

"It'll be her little moment," said Erika Peoples, Onari's mom. "I kept saying she was waiting to make a debut. There were a lot of bets with my family and co-workers that I wasn't even going to make it past Christmas but she hung in there. She wanted something special, I guess."

Despite waiting for New Year's Day for a debut, Onari couldn't wait to join the world according to her mom.

"I breathed a lot and then she ended up coming in like three pushes," Erika said. "It took nine minutes because I started at midnight. It's just something amazing and something you don't really know about until they come out and it's like, boom, and they just automatically connect with you."

(Photo Credit: Shelby Cassesse/KDKA)

A few minutes later, at 12:16 a.m. West Penn Hospital welcomed the second Pittsburgh baby of the new year when little Leo came into the world.

"We were being a bit lazy this Christmas just to make sure we didn't induce labor, so then he wouldn't have a birthday on Christmas," recalled Leo's mom Jessica Ciufo. "New Year's is a fun birthday. We're excited to host New Year's Eve parties at our house, very kid-friendly. [We'll] do different things like that for the holiday. It's definitely going to make it a fun holiday."

Leo's dad Mark said he's excited to see what lies ahead as a parent.

"I think that's the most exciting part, letting him be his own little man," he said.

(Photo Credit: Shelby Cassesse/KDKA)

Stay with KDKA for Shelby Cassesse's full story on these adorable new Pittsburghers at 5 and 6 p.m.

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