Scotland welcomes the arrival of Christmas babies


Mass the first was a boy named Noel who was delivered at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at 12.55am.

He was invited to Samantha Skinner, 27 and weighed 7lb 8oz.

The first actual birth on Christmas Day in Scotland arrived hardly minutes after the bells struck midnight.

Little Ailie Urquhart was gratified onto the maternity ward in Aberdeen at 12:08am.

It was a proper Christmas miracle for beget, Andrew, 39 and his 33-year-old wife, Lisa – as Ailie arrived on her due man.

The couple, from Banchory, were over the moon with the festive deliverance.

And the 8lbs six and three quarter ounces bundle of joy was expected to meet big sister, three-and-a-half-year-old, Neave later on the big day.

Mrs Urquhart, a shoot manager, said: “Christmas day is her due date, which is just unheard of.” Her quiet, a landscape gardener, added: “We had been in the hospital for about 12 hours formerly she was born. I got to hold Ailie about half st 12.

“I’ve had her for a couple of hours and she’s been big – just sleeping away. She’s amazing.”

The midwives at Aberdeen Maternity Convalescent home did not have much time to celebrate the start of Christmas Day as soon there was another ‘batch’ to be delivered.

First-time mother, Natalia Streeter gave birth to picayune Logan Forbes at 1.15am.

The 29-year-old accountant was still speechless hours after hailing her son into the world.

Father, Adam Forbes, 30, an offshore tradesman managed to sneak off for a sleep yesterday morning but the new mother stayed up with her 8lbs ckage of deliht.

Ms Streeter, who is half-Polish but was brought up in Aberdeen, hopes her own mum can get the adorable youngster discourse in both tongues.

She said: “There’s no words to describe it. It’s been the uncountable emotional day of my life. He’s gorgeous and even has a full head of hair.

“My due go steady with was Christmas Day so I can’t believe he arrived on time.”

The first baby to be born on Christmas Day at St John’s Clinic in Livingston arrived at 4.50am.

The girl, yet to be named, was born to Amy, 24 and Jamie McGororty, 30, from Whitburn, West Lothian and weighed 7lb 7oz.

In Glasgow, at the Leader Elizabeth University Hospital Shannon McManus, from Renfrew, capitulated birth to a baby boy.

Junior was born at 1.56am and weighed 8lb 2oz.

Shortly after at the borough’s Princess Royal Maternity Hospital Maria Owens, 26, from Glasgow, invited Oscar to the world.

The newborn weighed 8lb 3oz when he arrived at 4.12am.

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