Sky News Sunrise host Isabel Webster has revealed all the details about her first child, a boy named William Sinclair Pearce, in an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine.
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Isabel and husband Liam Pearce say they are already besotted with their baby, who was born at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on October 13.
"He was such a big boy – 9lb 7oz – when he was born, exactly the same weight as his dad had been at birth," Isabel tells HELLO! "But he's changing every day, and when I haven’t seen him for a few hours because he has been sleeping, I actually miss him. Even when I'm overcome by fatigue, I feel uplifted just to see his face. A rush of love flows through me whenever I’m near him."
His arrival was all the more poignant as Isabel and Liam had faced the prospect of being unable to conceive as the television presenter suffered from endometriosis, which can affect fertility.
"I was born broody. I've always loved children and babies, and almost straight after Liam and I got married a year ago, I felt ready to start a family," she explains. "Yet for years I doubted that we would ever experience the pleasures of parenthood.
"I longed for a baby more than anything. But I understood the heartache of being childless and would have done whatever it takes to have one."
And she says that her Sky News co-host Eamonn Holmes was a tower of strength during the pregnancy.
"I invited him to breakfast to tell him but before I even spoke he said, 'You're not, are you?'" she said. "He has been through it four times so he's seen it all. The invaluable advice he gave me was to try to relax.
"Eamonn had only ever seen me in my professional role, unflappable and trained to deal with high-pressure situations, but having my first baby was different to anything I've ever encountered. It has made me anxious at times, and Eamonn has realised this instinctively, suggesting that instead of trying to do everything by my independent self I should accept offers of help."
To read more of the interview with Isabel, pick up the latest copy of HELLO! magazine.