Proud mother Carolann Horsburgh from Gorebridge is pictured above with her newborn child, little Mason White, the first baby born on New Year’s Day in the Lothians.
Mason weighed in at 8lb, arriving just after 1am at the ERI.
The proud 22-year-old said she was relieved at having a “very straightforward” labour. The care assistant said: “It’s a special day. It’s such an easy day to give birth as well. I was in shock, I can’t describe it. I was definitely excited.” She added that her 18-month-old son Rhys was excited about having a little brother.