Mikey is back at his Attleborough home

Mikey Joyce is home from hospital after being born 9 weeks early on New Years Day. With his mum Gemm

Mikey Joyce is home from hospital after being born 9 weeks early on New Years Day. With his mum Gemma, dad Matthew and sister Kayla. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2013

He is a small bundle of happiness who is firmly back in the loving arms of his parents after being born nine weeks early.

Mikey Joyce made a dramatic entrance into the world on New Year's Day weighing 4lb 5oz and was the first baby born there in 2015.

He had to be rushed to the intensive care baby unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

But now battling Mikey is back at his Attleborough home and being fussed over by his parents, Gemma and Matthew Joyce, of Norwich Road.

Mikey, who now weighs 5lb 6oz, was due to arrive in the world on March 3 but his mother's waters broke at her home on December 29.


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Hospital staff stopped her labour and gave her two steroid injections before Mikey was born two days later. He spent 19 days at the hospital, where has was placed in an intensive care baby unit and put on feeding tubes and given help to breathe.

Mrs Joyce, 29, said: 'It was hard to see him in the hospital like that but all the staff were marvellous.'

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