Delighted...Tasma and Rove with baby Ruby Aurelia.

Delighted: Tasma and Rove with baby Ruby Aurelia. Photo: Supplied

Comedian Rove McManus and his actress wife Tasma Walton have had an early Christmas delivery, with their baby daughter arriving two weeks early.

The delighted couple have announced Tasma gave birth to Ruby Aurelia McManus last Monday, December 16, in Sydney at 9.01am, more than a fortnight ahead of her January 2 due date.

While she arrived slightly earlier than expected, she is healthy and more importantly it means she'll be here to spend Christmas with us, which is the best present you could wish for. 

Ruby Aurelia (meaning "golden") weighed in at 2.47kg, which the couple joked was no surprise considering her petite parentage.

"It's still hard to believe she is here. It was love at first sight," the thrilled new mum said.

"She is a beautiful life-changing bundle."

For Rove - who proudly admitted he has now changed his first nappy - the arrival meant Christmas has come early.

"While she arrived slightly earlier than expected, she is healthy and more importantly it means she'll be here to spend Christmas with us, which is the best present you could wish for."

The funny man says he has embraced nappy changing with gusto. 

"I feel I have entered a new life that consists of mainly of feeding and wiping. But I couldn't be happier."

Based in LA for the past few years, the couple wed in an intimate ceremony in Broome in Western Australia in 2009.

The private couple have made the decision not to sell their story or photos.