LEXI didn’t let 2013 get very old before she made her appearance as one of the earliest New Year babies. It was 12.30am when she was born at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Mum and Dad, Tanya and Daniel Patterson-Williams, from Chilbolton, were delighted by her arrival at six pounds and 14 ounces and two weeks early. Lexi is their first child.

Tanya, 22, a Tesco worker, said: “We just weren’t expecting her so soon, so it’s a nice surprise. Everything was fine.”

Daniel, 23, electrician, said: “It’s a good start to the new year.”