Chichester's first Christmas baby of 2021 a 'perfect gift'

Parents of the first Christmas baby of 2021 told of their delight as they received a different kind of Christmas present this year.

Proud new parents Zoe and Carl Drinkwater, from Oving Terrace, received the best gift this Christmas, in the shape of baby Joey Steven Drinkwater.

Weighing a healthy 6lb 6oz, little Joey was welcomed into the world at St Richard's Hospital at 11.40am on Christmas morning - three weeks earlier than expected.

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Joey was described as 'the perfect gift to complete our family'.

Joey was described as 'the perfect gift to complete our family'

Zoe told this newspaper: "We were really shocked to welcome our Joey three weeks early on Christmas Day.

"It wasn’t the day we planned but we couldn’t of asked for a better Christmas present!.

"He’s the perfect gift to complete our family."