Saturday 21 April 2018

Shay Given 'feeling blessed' after welcoming second child with fiancée Becky

Becky Gibson with Shay Given
Becky Gibson with Shay Given
Shay Given and fiancee Becky Gibson with baby Gracie
Shay and Becky Gibson's daughter Gracie. Picture: Instagram
Becky Gibson. Picture: Instagram
Shay and Becky Gibson's daughter Gracie. Picture: Instagram
Becky Gibson with newborn daughter Cassie. Picture: Instagram
Shay Given and Becky Gibson in France. Picture: Cynthia Given/Twitter
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

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.

"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.

Herald

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