Baby Wilbur makes headlines

BBC news reader Kate Silverton only gave birth to her baby boy last week – but she just couldn’t wait to share this picture of him on Twitter.


“Gorgeous morning all - Introducing ‪#Wilbur our little ray of sunshine x,” she tweeted.

Kate, and husband Mike Heron's, second child was born on Thursday.

The couple already have a little girl, Clemency Florence, 2.

"Yes, just to say our little boy was born in the early hours of Thursday weighing 8lbs 3oz – we are just home and all very well indeed," the 43-year-old tweeted.

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"His name is Wilbur – after the man who first inspired my love of #Africa and its wildlife," she added, referring to the bestselling South African writer Wilbur Smith.

The birth wasn't complete plain sailing, Kate revealed, as, when contractions started, Wilbur was in a 'back-to-back' position – which can make labour pains more painful. But Kate says that, thanks to her midwife, she was able to give birth without intervention, as she'd planned.

"Wilbur was 'persistent occiput posterior' – 'dreaded' position for many midwives but not Jenny – and we managed without intervention #indebted," Kate tweeted.


Photo: Twitter / Kate Silverton

Erin O'Connor's baby: first close-up

Supermodel Erin O’Connor has shared the first picture of her baby on Instagram.

"#loveis,” she commented.

The 36-year-old supermodel gave birth to her first child with partner Stepehen Gibson last week.


Photo: Instagram / Erin O’Connor

Jessica Jane Clement's 'Amaze balls' newborn

The Real Hustle star Jessica Jane Clement and her celebrity hairdresser husband Lee Stafford had their baby last week.

The parents are keeping quiet about the sex and name so far – but have shared this first sneak peek. And how cute is that little foot!

"Amaze balls…,” new dad Lee tweeted.


Photo: Twitter / Lee Stafford

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