WATERVILLE, Maine — It’s not official, but hospital staff at MaineGeneral are pretty sure they have the first Maine baby of 2015, according to hospital spokesman John Begin.

Shortly after midnight Jan. 1, Wil Vander Lugt came into the world at MaineGeneral.

“He’s three or four weeks early,” said new father Chad Vander Lugt of Gardiner. “He’s very healthy and everything is great.

“It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced,” Vander Lugt said later. “It was incredible.”

The Bangor Daily News called all of the state’s hospitals with maternity wards and learned only seven babies were born by 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Amanda Adcock gave birth to her son, Wil Vander Lugt, at 12:48 a.m. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long, the hospital spokesman said. The boy is the couple’s first child.

“Wil is a mixture of both our grandfathers’ [names],” said Chad Vander Lugt. “My grandfather’s name was Wilbert. He died about a year ago. And Amanda’s grandfather’s name was William.”

The couple met in Milwaukie and lived in Dallas for a while before moving to Maine nearly five years ago.

As soon as Wil Vander Lugt arrived, MaineGeneral nurses started calling around to see what other hospitals had births, Chad Vander Lugt said.

A child born at 12:53 a.m. at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston was born just minutes after Wil Vander Lugt.

“That’s awesome,” a MaineGeneral receptionist said when she heard the news.

Babies also were born at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft at 2:01 a.m, followed by Bangor’s Eastern Maine Medical Center at 2:47 a.m., Penobscot Valley Hospital at 5:20 a.m., Penobscot Bay Medical Center at 7:04 a.m. and Cary Medical Center in Caribou at 7:48 a.m.

Ziva Jade Brown, born to Hermon residents Tina Chen and Matthew Brown, was the first 2015 New Year’s Day baby for Eastern Maine in Bangor. She arrived at 2:47 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Anna and Arron Larrabee of Blue Hill had the first baby born at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth for 2015. Their son, Graham,was born at 10:43 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 10.9 ounces, and he was 21 inches long.

Chad Vander Lugt described Adcock as an incredibly strong woman who is going to make a great mother.

“She did it 100 percent natural, just like she wanted,” he said. “She was amazing.”