When you're so tiny and new to this world, all you want is to be kept warm, safe and well-fed.
Though for the proud new parents of these little bundles, the wish list is understandably a little broader in scope.
Just one day short of the new year, parents of some of the last babies to be born at El Centro Regional Medical Center in 2001 spoke of their hopes and dreams for their children in the new year and the years to come.
Gently cuddling her newborn son and smiling at her husband, Richard Ramos, seated beside her, Jayme Storm of El Centro said she wished for "Health first, above everything else" for Saige, who was born Sunday in the women's center at the hospital.
Paternal grandmother Elsa Moss of San Bernardino echoed her daughter-in-law in wishing for a healthy life for Saige, who is her second grandchild.