While many of us were still celebrating the new year Samantha Jakeman and her husband Gareth had an extra special reason to be happy.

The couple’s baby boy Noah was born, ten days earlier than expected, at Warwick Hospital on New Year’s Day weighing 7lb.

What’s more, the little one arrived the day before his mother’s birthday.

Speaking to the Courier on Wednesday, Mrs Jakeman said she and her Husband were hoping to bring Noah home to their house in Whitnash soon.

She added: “It was a nice present for me.

“The past few days have been a bit of a blur but it was lovely for him to arrive early.

Sending very best wishes to Sam, Gareth & Noah From Neil, Donna & all the team at Crabb Curtis.