Picture: New year baby Marcei

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This is a photograph of Marcei Nicola Reeves from Mintlaw, the first baby born at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital in 2016.

Marcei was born to proud parents Nikola Kidney and Corey Reeves at 00:39 on January 1 weighing 6lb 15oz.

Mother Nikola said she wasn’t expecting to have her baby girl on January 1 nevermind Marcei being ARI’s first baby of the new year.

Nikola said: “Her original due date was January 6 but then I got induced on the 30th so I was expecting her either that day or the 31st.”

One thing that was expected though was that the child would be called Marcei.

Nikola said: “It was my partner who came up with the name Marcei about four months ago and it has just stuck.”

Nikola plans on spending plenty of time with her new baby and won’t be going back to work until after her maternity leave.

This might also give Nikola a chance to recover from the overwhelming attention her beautiful new baby has been getting.