‘Autumn is perfect – we can't stop staring at her'
New UK|December 06, 2021
Danielle Lloyd exclusively introduces adorable daughter Autumn Rose to and reveals why she’s done a U-turn on this being her last baby
GEMMA McCARTNEY

She’s made no secret of the fact that she’s always wanted a daughter to add to her family and Danielle Lloyd has finally got her wish. The 37-year-old can’t contain her glee as she introduces her newborn baby girl Autumn Rose exclusively to new, ten days after the birth.

“I feel on top of the world – Autumn’s so amazing,” she tells us. “She is literally like a doll. Even in the hospital when I had her all the midwives and doctors were coming in and were like, ‘We’ve been told how amazing and beautiful she is.’”

Baby Autumn arrived after Danielle – who’s already mum to sons Archie, 11, Harry, 10, and George, eight, from her previous marriage and four-year-old Ronnie with hubby Michael O’Neill – was induced at 38 weeks on 12 November following a struggle with severe back pain.

Relieved she avoided a C-section, the former model welcomed her first daughter at 8.19pm, while the England football match against Albania was on in the background.

Adorable Autumn weighed a petite 6lbs 13oz and was quickly put through oxygen tests after birth, suffering some initial breathing problems. Thankfully, she soon recovered, and Danielle was able to give the tot her first feed at 3am.

Autumn is bound to be well-protected with four brothers around her. But despite initially saying this was her last baby, it seems like Danielle may well provide her with a sister too.

“The longer I have her at home, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, she might need a sister,’” she says. “But I’ll have to persuade Michael first.”

Here, Danielle talks us through the birth, the different reactions her boys have had to the new addition and her plans to renew her vows with Michael...

Hi Danielle. We love the name Autumn. What inspired you?

I had a few names like Autumn and Meadow and I thought they were really cute. We didn’t decide straight away and I watched her change day by day. Michael really liked Rosie and I really liked Autumn. I liked both, but then people kept on sending me pictures of dogs called Rosie and I was like, “Oh no, is this a sign?” I just thought the season is Autumn, she’s dark and tanned, she’s just so gorgeous she looks like an Autumn. And then we’ve got Rose in there also after Michael’s nan. I know it’s different from the boys and not a traditional name, but it just suited her. There were so many people trying to get their two pence in, but I was like, “We have to actually just decide ourselves, Michael. Otherwise, we’re going to keep going around in circles.”

Well it’s a beautiful name. How did the birth go?

I went in to be induced, so I knew I was going to have her, but I was really anxious in the run-up. If you don’t know something’s coming, then you can’t really get anxious about it, but I knew I was going to have my waters broken. I went in about 11.30 am, she broke my waters and I thought that would be it, but nothing happened. So I said, “Michael, you might as well go and I’ll call you if I start getting any pains because I don’t really want you sitting around.” So he went off and picked the kids up from school. Once they break your waters they have to leave you for four hours to see if anything happens, so they came back about five o’clock and I said, “I’m starting to feel a few niggles, but nothing major.”

Then what happened?

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