A DELIGHTED mum is celebrating the New Year by giving birth to Edinburgh’s first baby of 2009.
Malogorzata Wojcik, 30, went into labour just after the midnight bells and delivered a healthy little girl less than two hours later.
Tiny Eliza Janet was born at 01.53am after a mad dash in a taxi across the capital to hospital as thousands partied into the new year.
The baby girl was born at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, weighing in at a healthy 6lbs and 13 ozs.
Yesterday, her thrilled mum said she was overjoyed with the arrival of her first child.
Mrs Wojcik, from Leith, said: “I am very, very proud about the delivery of Eliza.
“I am feeling really well and just so happy that she is here.
“I am full of energy today and looking forward to the new year.”
The new mum – who had a natural birth with no drugs – chose to name her baby daughter after the hospital’s midwife.
She said: “I decided to give Eliza the middle name of Janet because I was so pleased with her work.
“I was really impressed with how much she was able to help me.”
And proud dad Gregor Wojcik, 26, said he was over the moon with the new addition to the family.
Mr Wojcik, who works as a kitchen assistant at the Haymarket Apex hotel said: “I am delighted and very proud of my wife.”