The New Year brought a first baby for a Moray-based Canadian RAF pilot and his wife.
Their little bundle of joy, Logan John Rychlo, was born at 7.53am on New Year’s Day at Dr Gray’s Hospital, despite not being due until January 9.
His father, Jordon Rychlo, has lived in Elgin for the past year and works as an RAF Typhoon pilot in Lossiemouth, where his wife Stephanie joined him six months ago.
They were getting ready to go to a New Years party on December 31 when Mrs Rychlo went into labour
Mr Rychlo said: “We were planning to go to a New Year’s party and were getting ready when Stephanie’s waters broke – so obviously we didn’t make it.
“We didn’t know what gender our baby would be but I guessed from the very start it was a boy.
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“The whole thing was definitely an adventure.”
Mrs Rychlo added: “It all went as well as it could have I think.
“We had both a boy’s name and a girl’s name ready just in case, but Logan is a name we both really liked.
“We chose John as his middle name because we both had grandpas that were named John.
“The midwives here were wonderful throughout as well.”
Logan John Rychlo weighed eight pounds and one ounce when he was born early yesterday morning.
The couple are living in Elgin for the next three years as Mr Rychlo works as a Typhoon pilot at RAF Lossiemouth.
They are both originally from Alberta, Canada, but are enjoying living in Moray due to slightly better weather conditions.
Mr Rychlo said: “Its great living here. The weather is much nicer here than it is in Canada, especially during winter.”
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead was visiting Dr Gray’s Hospital to help staff celebrate its 200th anniversary and met the couple.
He said: “I was pleased to personally congratulate Mr and Mrs Rychlo on the birth of their first child Logan who is not only a very special New Year’s baby but shares his birthday with Dr Gray’s Hospital where he was born and cared for by our wonderful midwives and staff in the maternity ward.
“Logan is a very cute wee boy and is now Scots-Canadian with his parents living in Moray for a three year stint at RAF Lossiemouth.”