Little Oliver is perfect Christmas present for New Costessey parents

He was supposed to be born on January 2, but little Oliver James decided to arrive early on Christmas Day - much to the surprise of his parents.

Mum Emma Conlin, 34, and dad Lee Stolworthy, 37, were shocked when Emma's waters broke at about 3am on Christmas morning.

The couple, from Beechcroft, in New Costessey, dashed to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where Oliver was among the first few babies to be born on December 25, arriving at 7.40am and weighing 7lbs and 2oz.

Miss Lee, a support worker for an eating disorders clinic, said: 'It took me completely by surprise. A few people had said we might have an early Christmas baby but I never really thought that would happen.

'Because he's come early and so quickly it doesn't feel quite real yet, but it's wonderful.'

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Taverham Conservatories worker Mr Stolworthy, who joked they had toyed with the name Jesus for the new arrival, said they had already picked Oliver James as they knew they were expecting a boy.

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