Renley Timothy James is the first baby born in Moree in 2019

Moree District Hospital welcomed its first baby born in 2019 on Thursday, January 3, with the arrival of Renley Timothy James.

Proud parents Emma Berger and Tim James, of Moree, welcomed their second child, Renley, at 8.04am on Thursday, January 3.

Weighing 7lb 5oz and measuring 50cm long, Renley is a precious baby brother for two-year-old Ahliyah.

He is a grandson for Rebecca and David Berger of Moree, and Alan and Jenny James, also of Moree.

Renley wasn’t due until Monday, December 7, so Emma said she certainly wasn’t expecting to give birth to the first baby born in 2019.

“We booked in for me to be induced on Monday, so he arrived a few days earlier,” she said.