Peaches Geldof introduces baby Astala to the world
Earlier this year Peaches Geldof used Hello! magazine to flaunt her baby bump and it seems the photo opportunity may have been a two-issue deal. Now the socialite is gracing the glossy again this time to introduce her new baby boy, Astala, to the world. Posing with her fiancé Thomas Cohen in a white sleeveless dress, the couple happily show off their son who was born just last month.
However it wasn't all smiles for the new parents. Inside the magazine, Peaches reveals the "terrifying" ordeal they suffered following the birth of Astala who was rushed into intensive care just moments after he entered the world because of breathing difficulties.
"I was yearning for that skin-to-skin contact I'd waited so long for and to not be able to hold him and nurse him and comfort him was so upsetting," she said. "He had a lack of something called surfactant, which made it a struggle for him to breathe. He was in intensive care for a few days. To be able to finally hold him and take in all his little features was wonderful."
As for what grandfather Bob Geldof has made of this new addition to the family, Peaches says he simply "besotted".
"He was incredibly gentle with Astala; he took him aside and was so quiet, which isn't something my dad's renowned for. He's besotted with Astala because he's his first grandchild but especially, I think, because he's the first boy in the family."
[via Daily Mail]