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Last Updated: Friday, 21 March 2008, 12:02 GMT
Lucy Owen's baby makes TV debut
Lucy and Rhodri Owen with Gabriel
BBC Wales newsreader Lucy Owen's newborn son has made his debut on TV at less than two weeks old.

Lucy and her TV presenter husband Rhodri had undergone IVF fertility treatment in a bid to have a baby.

Their first child, Gabriel, was born on 10 March, by Caesarean section, weighing 5lb 12oz (2.3kg).

Lucy, 36, introduced her baby to BBC Wales Today viewers and said she was "loving every minute" of motherhood.

The couple, who have presented BBC Wales' watchdog programme X-Ray together, have been relaxing with their newborn son at home in Llangan, Vale of Glamorgan.

Lucy and Rhodri, who married in 2004, had been trying for a baby for three years.

"It's taken us a long time to get this far," said Lucy, who has been on maternity leave at the BBC since the beginning of March.

Lucy and Gabriel

"We had IVF treatment to have him so we've waited a long time.

"People have been so kind though. We have had so many cards. We've had loads of cards from viewers as well.

"A lady in north Wales knitted a blanket for him. We had a beautiful card from the children at Ty Hafan, which was amazing. So we've been very lucky."

She said she had to have a Caesarean section for medical reasons.

"When I came out I couldn't quite believe that he was ours," she added.

Of motherhood, she said: "It's the best thing in the world. And I think people say, 'oh it's so exciting to have a baby' and obviously I was really excited.

"But I don't think anybody can prepare you for just how magical it is and I'm whiling away hours just staring at him and just looking at him. I'm utterly besotted with my little man."

See little Gabriel Owen



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