Una and Ben Foden have introduced their newborn son Tadhg to the world and just like we predicted, he’s a real cutie!
Una gave birth to gorgeous Tadhg John Foden at the beginning of the month and has now opened up about how he’s helped Ben get over a serious knee injury.
He’s a real heart-breaker, heart-melter and all-round adorable little cherub isn’t he?
Tadhg that is, not Ben. Although to be honest, that’s pretty accurate for the rugby fittie too.
Looking gorgeous as she joined her beautiful family in a shoot for Hello!, the 33-year-old Saturdays singer revealed that Ben faced the prospect of serious knee injury in the same week that she was due, but that he found solace in spending time with their newborn.
She explained: “The lead up to the birth was so hard because at one point it looked like Ben was going in for surgery the week that I was due.”
Ben added: “We had visions of me lying on the operating table in one theatre and Una being next door.”
Una continued: “I was heartbroken for Ben and a lot of tears were shed but we work as a team and the upside is that he’s been able to spend so much time with Tadhg.”
We’re glad to hear Ben’s on the road to recovery and that he’s able to spend quality bonding time with his new baby son.
Ben also explained how he “abandoned poor Una” and “switched” his focus to Tadhg as soon as he arrived, admitting: “I did my own check on him and cut the cord, as I had done with Aoife. Again, that was an incredible experience. I held him for a while, then lifted him onto Una for that amazing skin-to-skin contact.”
Man + baby = TOO MUCH TO HANDLE.
Besides discussing the wonderful moment they welcomed Tadhg into the world, the couple also explained exactly why they choose such a traditional Irish name.
Ben explained that they “were going over names” for a long time and he originally suggested Ty because he “really liked” it.
He revealed: “Una said, ‘There’s an Irish name that’s very similar’. As soon as she said it, I thought, ‘That’s cool.’ With Una being Irish and Aoife having a traditional Irish name, it seemed fitting.”
Una added: “Tadhg is quite common in Ireland so when people go on about how hard it is to match the pronunciation with the spelling, I say ‘Just think, every time you say it, you’re learning a new language and culture because you’re speaking a bit of Gaelic’.”
Oooo, we like that way of thinking about the name.
Congratulations once again to the family on their adorable new addition. He’s going to be a little heartbreaker!
The full interview is in this week’s Hello! Magazine.
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