Denise Lewis introduces her fourth child Troy to the world and speaks on her marital bliss!
British athlete Denise Lewis delivered an adorable baby 10 weeks back. She gave an exclusive interview and photoshoot to Hello magazine in which she introduced her son Troy and also revealed to the readers what it is like to be a mom of four at 46.
Denise Lewis and her newborn son
Denise had a baby boy and he is now 10 weeks old. She has named him Troy. In her exclusive interview given to Hello, Denise said:
“At the age of 46, I’m a mum of four,”
Denise excitedly added:
“When I look at my family I just go, ‘Wow!’ It feels like starting out all over again. My energy levels are as high as ever and I’ve got even more to give. I’m certainly more patient and relaxed than when I was a younger mum. I didn’t think I could love so much again. He’s just adorable and I’m totally immersed in everything he does. It’s a magical time for us; we’re blissfully happy and feel blessed to have him.”
Denise Lewis and her emergency delivery
Denise revealed that the birth scene was a terrifying one. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her baby’s arm and it was getting squeezed with each uterine contraction of the mother. She narrated:
“I’d carried our baby for nearly nine months and didn’t want to take any chances. But when I asked for a C-section, I was told no, our baby was ready to be born. That’s when the focus I’d learned during my athletics career kicked in and I brought him into the world naturally – with Steve filming the final wonderful moment.”
The athlete Denise feels that her athletic training helped her deliver the baby normally.
Denise Lewis and her married life
Denise is married to Steve O’Connor. Troy was born with a birth weight of 6 lbs and 9 oz. Denise’s other three children which she shares with Steve are Lauryn who is now 16, Ryan who is now 13, and Kane who is 10. So how did the elder siblings feel about their mother’s pregnancy and the new arrival? Denise recalled she came home with Troy:
“The kids were excitedly waiting for us by the front door,”
“And they’d made decorations saying: ‘Welcome home Troy.’ It was so moving; they absolutely adore their little brother and helped choose his name, which means ‘strength’.”
“Troy’s definitely brought a new dynamic into the family. I’m totally in love with him. Now that I know he’s our last baby, I savour every second and want time to stand still. “He’s changed our lives completely.”
Denise Lewis and her career
Denise is an English track and field athlete and the royal family has honored her with the title of an OBE. She specialized in the heptathlon and had won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in it. She had retired now and is into TV and media work and appears as an expert on BBC and other TV networks.
Source: Wikipedia, Hello magazine