Ottawa's first baby of 2016 already knows a few things about being prompt.
The baby girl was born at the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, more than two weeks before her due date.
"This was the most exciting New Year's we've had in a while," said mother Amanda Hebert of Munster, Ont.
Hebert said she was enjoying a quiet New Year's Eve with her husband Shawn and daughter Kaylee, 2, when her water broke.
The family doesn't have a name picked out yet.
"We knew we were having a girl but we really thought we had a couple of more weeks to make a decision," said Hebert.
"She is a wonderful Christmas and new year gift."
The baby weighs eight pounds, three ounces.