Twins have given their mother and father the absolute best festive present by arriving 4 weeks early – however is not going to share the identical birthdays.
Adeeqa Parveen Ali, 31, and her accomplice Faisal Imran, from Livingston, West Lothian, went to St John’s Hospital on Christmas Eve, nearly one month forward of the anticipated due date.
Baby boy Jami and his sister Rumi have been born quickly after, however is not going to share the identical birthday.
Jami, who weighed in at 5lb 8oz, was born at 11.44pm on Christmas Eve, however his sister, tipping the scales at 4lb 2oz, was born nearly one hour later at 12.27am on Christmas Day.
Both, with their mom, will keep in hospital for a couple of days, employees mentioned, however hope to be out by Hogmanay.
Rumi got here inside minutes of being the primary Christmas child in Scotland, however was pipped to the submit by Eliza Shearer in Aberdeen.
Maja Shearer, 27, and Jason Shearer, 28, dashed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Christmas Eve as Eliza made an look a couple of days earlier than she was due.
The change in plans, Mr Shearer mentioned, meant Mrs Shearer’s mother and father, who have been visiting from Poland, needed to host the standard Christmas Eve celebration with out the expectant mother and father of their residence.
“Maja’s Polish, so we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve and British Christmas on Christmas Day, and Maja’s folks are over just now so they had to host Christmas dinner without us last night because we’re here, and they’ll probably get a nice Christmas dinner again today,” mentioned Mr Shearer, a planner within the oil and gasoline business.
Asked what he was doing when Maja went into labour, Mr Shearer mentioned: “Sleeping – it was 5.30am. She woke me up at 5.30am, it was all quick, then it was quite slow – 5.30am yesterday morning, in here at 7am then we were here the whole day.”
Eliza may properly be the primary Christmas child in Scotland this yr, arriving at 12.18am and weighing 7lbs 8oz.
Mr Shearer, from Aberdeen, mentioned it was “touch and go” whether or not she could be born earlier than or after midnight.
The new father additionally prolonged his gratitude to the midwifery employees on the hospital, who he mentioned had been “absolutely amazing”.
Elsewhere, Lauren Haddock and Jordan Hamill welcomed their son Finley at 12.33am on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
The new arrival, his mother and father’ firstborn, weighed in at 7lb 8oz.
Meanwhile, at 12.59am on Christmas Day, Lexi was born to Marissa McLean, 31, and Kevin Lothian, 33, from Edinburgh.
Weighing 7lb 8oz, Lexi arrived at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
At 1.24am, Ashleigh Gillon and Dean Halup welcomed their child boy at Forth Valley Hospital, weighing 7lb 6oz.
The couple, from Clackmannanshire, are nonetheless deciding on a reputation.
In St John’s Hospital in Livingston, Claire Gray, 35, and her accomplice Kyle, 36, welcomed a child woman.
The couple, from Bathgate, West Lothian, are nonetheless deciding on a reputation for the toddler, who was born simply after 7am and weighed 8lbs 8oz.