X Factor: Celebrity Ben Foden welcomed his first child with wife Jackie Smith Foden.
The former England rugby international tied the knot in August last year after he was dating his no-wife two weeks ago.
On Friday, the couple revealed their first child together – a daughter named Farrah Abra – arrived on Wednesday. Foden, who has two children with his ex-wife, The Saturday's singer Una Healy, announced the news on Instagram.
He shared an image of & # 39; a baby that & # 39; t & # 39; his wife's breast rests while he looks at her, as well as other snaps of birth. Foden also posted a graphic video from the birth room.
Foden, who appeared on X Factor: Celebrity last year, wrote in the caption: "6 lbs 12oz, 19.5 inches, 3 weeks early, we love you."
In a lengthy statement, Jackie revealed that the baby was conceived in September, shortly after the couple's wedding, and said they were both ready to start a family together.
She wrote that her expiration date was originally in June, but she was introduced early after developing & # 39; liver disease cholestasis.
Jackie said she spent 24 hours in labor before her stepfather performed a C-section. Foden, 34, cut the baby's umbilical cord.
When he talked about the complications, Jackie said, "She (the baby) had a slight fever, probably my own developing fever, so she was in the & # 39; e nicu set as a safety precaution. She does INCREDIBLE and I see her every 3 hours for nutrition.
"I am so in love with this little blessing. Ben has brought joy and happiness to my life in one year, and I have never felt more happiness than in these moments."
She thanks those who helped her give birth, including her mother and stepfather, as well as staff in the hospital where the baby was delivered.