Simon Cowell shares picture of baby Eric with his "new friends"

Published Tuesday, Feb 18 2014, 08:55 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Simon Cowell has shared an adorable picture of baby Eric snuggled up with his "new friends".

The X Factor mogul released the cute photograph last night and it shows his son lying in his cot with a knitted elephant and cuddly toy dog.

Alongside the snap, Simon commented: "Eric's new friends." Aww!

Simon Cowell shares new picture of Eric with his cuddly toys - 18 Feb 2014

© Twitter / @simoncowell

British star Simon became a dad for the first time on Friday - Valentine's Day - after his girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth in New York.

Clearly besotted, Simon soon released the first pictures of himself cuddling his newborn baby Eric, telling the world: "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel."

On Sunday, Simon, Lauren and Eric left hospital and headed home. In the early hours of yesterday, Simon also gushed: "The last three days have been incredible."

Simon Cowell presents his newborn son Eric to his Twitter followers, 16 February 2014

© Twitter / @SimonCowell

Simon had missed the Britain's Got Talent auditions in London on Friday due to Lauren's labour and instead jetted back to New York to be there for the birth.

Baby Eric weighed 6lbs 7oz when he arrived at 10.45pm UK time (5.45pm in New York) at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC, two weeks earlier than Lauren's expected due date of February 28.

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