Ben Foden watched every inch of the adored father while his wife Jackie Belanoff Smith shared an adorable video of him cradling their newborn daughter Farrah.
The rugby star, 34, and the entrepreneur welcomed their daughter on Friday, sharing the details of the birth on Instagram.
Jackie shared the sweet clip of Ben sitting in their backyard with baby Farrah hiding under his shirt while they ate a meal.
Father: Ben Foden, 34, watched every inch of adored father as wife Jackie Belanoff Smith shared an adorable video of him cradling their newborn daughter Farrah
“What do you have in there?” Jackie asked Ben, who replied, “No more lobster,” showing his food.
He then pulled down the top of his shirt and revealed that Farrah was huddled against him with Jackie, saying, “Oh, cute! “
She captioned the clip: “@ben_foden kissing skin to skin completely, I got it.”
Jackie also shared other clips of a family reunion as “Farrah’s crazy aunt and uncle” cuddled her.
Birth: rugby star and entrepreneur welcomed daughter Friday, sharing birth details on Instagram
The message comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that Ben had welcomed his first child with his new wife
Jackie went on Instagram and shared a series of adorable photos of their newborn daughter, born three weeks earlier as a result of health complications.
The new mother posted a sweet picture of her cradling the baby moments after birth while Ben was standing over her and revealed that she was induced early after developing cholestasis.
Adorable: Jackie also shared other clips of a family reunion as “Farrah’s aunt and crazy uncle” cuddled her
Family: Jackie and Ben enjoy every moment of their daughter’s early days
Revealing the details of his fear of health, Jackie wrote: “So, with an original due date of June 12, a few weeks ago, I developed cholestatis, which is an elevation of liver enzymes or something thing.
“I was starting to itch and the blood tests showed levels, and it was decided that I should induce at 37 weeks, which is technically considered a term. “
Jackie revealed that she was in labor for a full day and that it was Ben who cut the umbilical cord.
She wrote, “After 24 hours of work, I was not expanding and it had to be severed, so mom and Mark (my stepfather) rubbed it and got it out in 30 minutes.
Adorable: Jackie posted several photos of baby Farrah taken moments after birth
“Ben cut the cord (which turned out to be very short, which is probably why it did not come down naturally and did not help me expand).
“She had a slight fever, probably from my own developing fever, so she was put in the house for safety. It is INCREDIBLE and I see it every 3 hours for food.
“I am so in love with this little blessing, Ben has brought so much joy and happiness to my life in just one year, and I have never felt luckier in my life than in these moments.
Along with the message, Jackie wrote: “Farrah Abra Foden, 5/20/2020, 6 lb 12 oz, 19.5 inches of pure adorable old alien man. We love you so much, little one.
Statement: Jackie revealed Farrah was born three weeks earlier after hospitalization to be incited
Grateful: Jackie thanked her for all those involved in Farrah’s birth and described it as a “difficult delivery”
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (PCI) is a potentially serious liver disorder that can develop during pregnancy, according to the NHS.
Bile acids normally flow from the liver to the gut to help a person digest food, but in PCI, bile acids do not flow properly and instead accumulate in the body.
The condition affects one in 140 pregnant women in the UK, the main symptoms being itching without a rash.
Jackie also wrote a thank you message to everyone involved in the birth, describing it as a “difficult delivery.”
She wrote: “Finally, I would like to say my heartfelt thanks to my mother, Sharon, my friend for this birth, and to my stepfather, Mark, my OB, for taking such incredible care of us every step of the way. way, to help us get through this difficult delivery.
Mother and daughter: Jackie lovingly cradled her newborn daughter in the blink of an eye
Family: Jackie revealed that it was Ben who cut Farrah’s umbilical cord after birth
“To lean back in every way possible every day. These are the people who support them the most.
“And THANK YOU to the entire team at Mercy Hospital for working so hard for us 24 hours a day, we felt so taken care of, supported and safe. Thank you.’
Jackie’s message comes after a spokesperson for Ben confirmed the good news on Friday.
Farrah is the couple’s first child, who married nine months ago in August 2019, just two weeks after they started dating.
Newborn: Jackie’s message comes after Ben’s spokesperson confirmed the good news on Friday
Ben already has two children with his ex-wife Una Healy, daughter Aoife, seven, and son Tadhg, five.
Ben went to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal that Jackie was in labor as he jokingly pondered the idea of broadcasting the birth live.
He took over a few minutes before 1 am to share pictures of his wife on a hospital bed while she was putting on a mask and was on an intravenous drip.
An hour later, Ben continued to film while his wife was in pain while another intravenous drip was inserted, causing her to call her “a f ** king a ** hole” in front of the camera.
Love: Farrah is the couple’s first child, who married nine months ago in August 2019, just two weeks after they started dating.
Making memories: the rugby player and the American entrepreneur started documenting the work on Instagram on Wednesday
Oh baby! Ben jokingly thought about the idea of broadcasting the birth live at the start of labor
Ben put on a mask at the start of the sequence on Tuesday evening and acted as a cameraman, captioned the sequence: “What do people think about a live Instagram broadcast during a pandemic?” [sic]
Seeming eager to keep things light, he added the 1988 hit of Salt-N-Pepa’s It-hit, Push It, as a procedural soundtrack.
Not to be outdone, Jackie shared images of herself from her hospital bed, shifting the lens from her own face to her husband’s as the 2006 Young Joc hit It’s Goin ‘Down, served him as a track of choice.
She also gave her nursing mother the opportunity to greet the camera while she gave the expectant mother a tampon of coronavirus before welcoming her child into the world.
Expected arrival: the ace of rugby went to his Instagram account a few minutes before 1 am to share images of Jackie on a hospital bed while she was putting on a mask
An hour later, things progressed as Ben shared another video of Jackie, captioned “Anyone who guesses this first process because that is not where the baby comes from.”
“Mmm, she’s not a fan,” he continued as his wife cried out in pain and asked the doctor to stop.
Ben explained in the following video that “it’s the IV that comes in, we haven’t even started” when an unimpressed Jackie noticed he was filming, calling him “f ** king a ** hole ”.
Sports star Ben married American entrepreneur Jackie in August, just two weeks after he started dating.
Still filming: An hour later and things were progressing as Ben shared another video of Jackie, subtitled “Anyone who guesses this first process because that’s not where the baby comes from”
Stop it! Ben explained in the following video that “it’s the IV that comes in, we haven’t even started” when an unimpressed Jackie noticed he was filming
In February, MailOnline exclusively revealed that Ben was expecting a child with Jackie, 19 months after his divorce from Una, 38.
Friends of the celebrity star X Factor said he was “absolutely thrilled” to be a father for the third time.
“Ben and Jackie are on the moon,” a source at MailOnline said at the time.
“They are so excited to be parents for the first time and can’t wait to start their new family life.
“The plan is to return from the United States to the United Kingdom and raise the baby here – there is a lot to organize but they cannot wait for their new arrival. “
Nurse: Jackie gave her nursing mother the opportunity to greet the camera while she gave the expectant mother a tampon of coronavirus before welcoming her child into the world
Former England rugby international Ben first married Saturday singer Una in his native Ireland in 2012 after the couple had been out for four years.
The couple divorced in July 2018 after six years of marriage when Ben confessed to having cheated on Una with publicist Becky Milne.
Ben married Jackie on a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts in August, despite the fact that the couple had only known each other for a few weeks.
Ben told MailOnline last year that he plans to return to the UK with Jackie and buy a house together in Cheshire.
The former English back is expected to participate in his second and final Major League Rugby season for New York at the moment.
Walk well: in March, Ben shared a comfortable selfie with his new wife Jackie, after it was revealed that they were expecting their first child together
Newlyweds: Ben married Jackie aboard a luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in August 2019, despite the fact that the couple have only known each other for a few weeks
Instead, he and his wife have spent the past few weeks isolating themselves in a quieter environment in neighboring Connecticut, after fleeing their Manhattan home.
Their unforeseen decision gave Foden time to decide to go into another campaign next year or to accept that his days of play end abruptly, with a loss to San Diego on March 8.
“I signed a two year contract and it was my second year, but I have a visa for three years and I am married to an American now, so I will get a green card,” he said. told Sportsmail last month.
“I haven’t decided yet if I want to continue playing. Obviously, this is not how I would like my career to end, but in my head, I thought it would be my last year, in terms of withdrawal and being a player.
“I’m going to be 35 in the summer and maybe it’s time to go out. I came here for two years and wanted to help put New York on the rugby map, maybe win a championship with them and go out on a high note, but that obviously can’t happen now.
“Time is not on my side. I’ve been playing this game for a long time and I love it, but my days are numbered.
“I need to have a chat with the owners and the coaches, to see if they want me to play next season, so I need to talk to my wife, because I really approached this as my last year. ‘
Family: The former English rugby international is already sharing two children, Aoife, seven, and Tadhg, five, with ex-wife Una Healy, 38.