Amber-May Bass weighed less than 1lb when she was born 15 weeks early on August 3 – lighter than a large tin of beans, which weighs around 1.1lbs.
But the premature baby has since made a good recovery and is well enough to spend the festive period with her family – granting her six-year-old sister Jenna-Rose’s Christmas wish.
Their proud mother, Nikkie Palmer, 34, of Stowmarket, Suffolk, said: ‘We are just so excited about Christmas now after getting Amber-May back home with us. Even just the build-up to it.
‘Having Amber-May home and all that – it’s so exciting.’
Ms Palmer revealed that in their darkest moments she and her partner Andrew Bass, 27, feared the family would never spend Christmas Day together.