The Bells herald baby Ella as city's firstborn of 2014

SHE should have been a Christmas baby...

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Baby Ella, pictured with dad John Campbell, kept mum and dad waiting to become Glasgow's first baby of 2014
Baby Ella, pictured with dad John Campbell, kept mum and dad waiting to become Glasgow's first baby of 2014

but little Ella Campbell finally made her debut as Glasgow's firstborn of 2014.

The 7lb 8oz girl was born at 12.02am at the Southern General Hospital - just one minute after Scotland's first baby, Martin Ogilvie, in St Johns Hospital, Livingston.

The first baby to be born at the Princess Royal Maternity Unit in Glasgow was Eilidh, pictured with mum Alison Crawley, 28. Eilidh was born at 12.21am.

Ella was welcomed by parents John and Lisa, who were delighted to finally meet their first child three days after Lisa went into labour.

Dad John, from Langside, said: "We have been here for three days - Ella was due on Christmas Eve.

"We came in on December 29 for Lisa to be induced but nothing much was happening so she had a Caesarian section at midnight - so it went from being a long wait to being very quick in the end.

"I can't quite believe Ella's here. It's just the best New Year's present you could ever have.

"She's brilliant."

John, a programme office manager, brought Ella's doting grandparents, Jack and Maisie, to the Southern General to get their first glimpse of their brand new granddaughter.

The 45-year-old added: "I can't thank the staff here enough. The midwifes' care has been excellent."

At Crosshouse Hospital, Ayrshire, Jacqueline Campbell, from Ayr, gave birth to an 8lb 10oz daughter, Olivia, at 1.29am.


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