KIIS’s Zoe Marshall Gives Birth To Son With Benji Marshall
A new KIIS baby has just been welcomed into the world as our very own Zoe Marshall has given birth to a healthy, baby boy with her husband Benji Marshall.
It’s the first child that the couple have had together but their experience proved that the old saying 'first time's the charm' doesn't really apply to making childbirth any easier! Speaking to Woman’s Day the couple revealed the difficulties that occurred during the dramatic delivery of their son.
“The doctor said the cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck, so I told Zoe she had to push. I was as if I was giving a talk to the boys on the field,” explained NRL star Benji.
But after a 10 hour long labour, their beautiful son was born and the couple have since admitted that their world has changed immensely for the better.
“I held him up like on The Lion King and put him on Zoe’s chest straight away, and we were both crying. I was hysterical,” said Benji to Woman’s Day.
Zoe has since shared the first photos of their beautiful bundle of joy on her instagram saying that he has “stolen” her heart. But what’s stolen our hearts is the story behind how the couple named their baby boy.
FOX. You have stolen my heart. I’ve been deep in the baby bubble, savouring every moment. No social media, hardly any visitors, just giving myself space to get to know this new love. It’s a love I couldn’t comprehend, challenging me in ways I didn’t expect, there have been many many tears - tears of joy and pure overwhelm. Thank you everyone for all the love and support through this time. I promise I will be out of my little cocoon soon.. @benji6marshall you have been my rock through every moment since pregnancy and you stepped it up another level through the birth (literally holding me through every contraction) and now as the most wonderful father. I am so grateful to have you in our lives. You give me so much confidence and calm in this new phase. Thank you @womansdayaus @womansdaynz for coming over and taking these beautiful shots we had a chat about the birth and all things baby Fox.. you can read it at the direct link on my bio
Benji and Zoe have nicknamed each other as their ‘Arctic Fox’ because the animal mates with one partner for life. The loved up couple took inspiration from this as well as connections to both of their families in naming their son Benjamin Fox.
“Mum had a list of baby names and she was going to call me Benjamin if I was a boy. So it’s special for both of us,” explained Zoe.
Zoe and Benji tried to get pregnant naturally for years but eventually turned to Chinese medical practitioner Dr Shuquan Liu for assistance after struggling to conceive. Zoe fell pregnant six months later.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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