Little Ciaran holds back for New Year’s Day birth

Ciaran Quinn was born at University Hospital Wishaw at 12.19am weighing 8lb 15oz.

Baby Ciaran
Baby Ciaran

A couple in South Lanarkshire welcomed 2021 along with a new arrival after their baby son was one of the first to be born in Scotland on New Year’s Day.

Ciaran Quinn was born at University Hospital Wishaw at 12.19am weighing 8lb 15oz on Friday.

Parents Lisa-Anne, 40, and Barry Quinn, 40, were expecting their baby to be born before Christmas but he decided to put in a late entrance on New Year’s Day instead.

Lisa-Anne and Ciaran
Mother Lisa-Anne with newborn Ciaran (NHS Lanarkshire/PA)

The new mother said: “After the year we’ve just had it’s great to have this nice news to share with everybody as 2021 begins.

“When they called us in we realised his birth would either be the last thing to happen in 2020 or the first in the new year.

“The hospital staff were absolutely fabulous – I can’t praise them enough.”

The family is now back home in Hamilton with Ciaran and their two-year-old daughter, Grace.

A couple in Edinburgh also brought in 2021 with a new arrival after their baby daughter was born just early on New Year’s Day.

Isabelle Ailsa Paton was born in Simpson’s Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at 12.54am.

Isabelle Paton
Isabelle was one of the first babies to be born in Scotland on New Year’s Day (NHS Lothian/PA)

The celebrated first-footer for parents Jennifer and Richard Paton, aged 32 and 33, from Ratho, Edinburgh, weighed 6lb 8.5oz.

Her father said: “Absolutely delighted with our little Isabelle. Couldn’t ask for a better start to 2021.

“We are very grateful for all the amazing staff in the Royal Infirmary, they were fantastic.”

Elsewhere, Lauren Docherty, 27, gave birth to the first baby to be born in Glasgow on New Year’s Day.

Finn was born at 1.58am at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital weighing 8lb 3oz, the same as his big brother Logan – now 18 months old – weighed at birth.

Ms Docherty and her partner Brad Girvan, 28, live in the west side of the city.

Ivy was born at 6.18am (NHS Forth Valley/PA)

Meanwhile, Ivy was among the New Year arrivals at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

Jade Burns and Billy McKnight from Carronshore, Falkirk, welcomed her into the world at 6.18am, weighing 7lb 15oz.

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