NINE days early, little Hailey Zara Singh was determined to make a grand entrance as she inhaled her first breath on January 1.
This beautiful bundle of joy and hope became the Mid North Coast's newest kid on the block, born at 2.20am at Port Macquarie Base Hospital on New Year's day.
Hailey is the first baby born for 2021 at a Mid North Coast Health District hospital and a first child for proud parents Paige Tilston and Karan Singh.
She weighed 3.205 kilograms and took mum and dad by surprise arriving nine days before her due date.
Paige went into labour on New Year's eve while watching a movie at her parents' home.
The family is overjoyed and in love. Congratulations!