Shay Given 'feeling blessed' after welcoming second child with fiancée Becky
There were huge celebrations in Shay Given's house over the weekend after he welcomed baby number four at his Cheshire home.
The ex-Ireland goalkeeper (41) was thrilled to have another baby girl with his partner Becky Gibson (31), whom they have named Cassie Elsa Given after their grandmothers.
The loved-up pair have a 17-month-old daughter Gracie, who was born in December 2015.
The Donegal dad shared the happy news on social media as he posted a gorgeous pic of his new daughter's tiny foot in his large hand.
Seconds after welcoming all 11.5lbs of Cassie Elsa Given to the world at 8.16am after just 1 hour 30 minutes of peaceful/powerful labour... absolute perfection!! The moment all my dreams came true for a magical, uninterrupted, short, calm, drug free relaxed home birth with no medical intervention. I believed in myself and my baby and afforded her the very best welcome to the world...so proud of myself and @no1shaygiven for this experience. Our name is special as it's both our grannies names ❤️ #homebirth #earthmama #hypnobirth #pregnancy #babygirl #picoftheday #happy #family #love #life #magical #angelvibes 👧🏻🎀
"Feeling blessed. Welcome to the world little Cassie.
"Very proud of Becky." he wrote.
She also posted her own message as she shared a photo of herself cradling her newborn baby. And Becky revealed how she once again opted for a home birth for her second pregnancy.
She said that Cassie arrived into the world on Sunday at 8.16am after just an hour and a half of labour, weighing a healthy 11.5lbs.
Becky described the experience as "absolute perfection" and said the moment of her birth was when "all my dreams came true".
She described it as a "calm, drug-free home birth with no medical intervention".
"I believed in myself and my baby and afforded her the very best welcome to the world," she said.
She added how the name Cassie was special as it was the name of both their grandmothers. Shay already has two children from a previous relationship, Shayne and Sienna.
One of Ireland's best-known soccer stars, Given won 134 caps in goal for Ireland and was also awarded the Freedom of Co Donegal last year during a ceremony in his home town of Lifford.