EX-CORONATION Street’s Lucy Fallon has revealed her newborn son’s name.
The actress, 27, and footballer boyfriend Ryan Ledson, 25, have called their little boy Sonny.
Lucy gave birth to her first child on January 30
Lucy and footballer Ryan Ledson shared their happy news on social media
In a new interview with OK!, Lucy said: “I kept adding names to a list. I liked a lot of names that Ryan didn’t. Some were a bit out there, like ‘Fox’.”
Preston midfielder Ryan was adamant they weren’t going to have a quirky name though to stop their son being “ribbed” growing up.
The actress conceived Sonny after suffering a miscarriage and the devastating experience made her pregnancy all the more emotional.
She said: “It’s been a roller-coaster of high and low moments, with lots of tears along the way. When Sonny was finally born, we were both sobbing – but happy tears.”
Lucy went on to say: “But even though it was an awful time, if we hadn’t gone through the miscarriage, we wouldn’t have Sonny now. It kind of feels like it was all meant to be because if it hadn’t happened, he wouldn’t be him.”
Sonny’s delivery wasn’t straight-forward.
After spending an hour-and-a-half pushing with little joy, Lucy opted for a ventouse delivery.
The vacuum cup did the job and within an hour Sonny was born on January 30 weighing 7lbs 4oz.
Lucy announced she was expecting back in September, and earlier this month blonde star admitted the final stretch of her pregnancy had been a struggle.
At the start of January, she suffered from Braxton-Hicks contractions as her body prepared to give birth.
Sharing the update on Instagram Stories, the worried mum-to-be wrote: “Why are my Braxton-Hicks painful? Do any of you know? Am I just pathetic?”
Braxton-Hicks – regularly dubbed “practice contractions” – are perfectly normal during pregnancy and involves your tummy getting hard and your body experiencing something similar to bad period cramps.
They are caused by the tightening of the muscles in the uterus.
It is not clear why they happen, but most doctors believe it is the womb preparing itself for labour.