Although only a few hours old, little newborn Kayson McKenzie has already given his proud mum Chloe Cruickshank from Huntly enough excitement to last a lifetime.
After a manic drive from her home in Huntly all the way to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary late on Christmas Eve, Ms Cruickshank had no idea how fast her wee son would be brought into the world.
Born at 2.17am, Kayson was the very first baby born at ARI this Christmas, and at a healthy 6 pounds 12 ounces already settling into life on the outside with his mum.
And as the very first baby this December 25, midwives at the maternity unit of ARI gave the wee boy a special red-and-white woolen santa hat as his very first Christmas present.
Ms Kayson, 21, said: “We got in at about 11pm, I was driven all the way down by my partner.
“I was all right, but there was a bit of a panic when I came in and we realised he wasn’t going to come easy. He was meant to come of the 20th, but he clearly wanted to hang on and be a Christmas baby.
“I’ve got a son at home, so I’m sad I’m not at home with him, but at least he’ll get an extra present of a new brother when I get back.”