‘I thought it was such a cool name!’ EastEnders’ Lacey Turner reveals she’s called her baby boy Trilby Fox… as the star recounts harrowing details of his premature birth
Lacey Turner has revealed that she’s named her newborn son Trilby Fox, one month after welcoming him into the world with her husband, Matt Kay.
The EastEnders star, 32, introduced her new bundle of joy in the pages of OK! magazine, while discussing his unusual moniker and harrowing premature birth.
She said of Trilby’s name: ‘I always thought it was such a cool name. I knew a girl once and her sister was called Trilby Fox and I always thought it was such a cool name, and I quite liked it for a boy, so I’ve had it in my head for a really long time!’
Name reveal: Lacey Turner has revealed that she’s named her newborn son Trilby Fox, one month after welcoming him into the world with her husband, Matt Kay
The actress, who is also the mother of 19-month-old daughter Dusty, continued: ‘It’s nice because when people say, “What’s his name?” you say, “Trilby, like the hat.” When we had Dusty, we said, “Dusty, like Dusty Springfield.”‘
She also went on to discuss Trilby’s arrival at 36 weeks, which led to him spending two days in a special care unit after it was discovered he had fluid on the lungs.
‘It’s so strange to see your baby strapped up to loads of wires but he’s doing really well now,’ she said, before revealing how quickly she was back at work. ‘I texted work saying, “I won’t be in tomorrow or the next day but I’m happy to come in next week.”
‘I had such a quick birth and my recovery was so quick, I just popped in a few days later to finish my couple of scenes. EastEnders were amazing and accommodated the times I could work. The plan is to have six months off and go back in August.’
Joy: The EastEnders star, 32, introduced her new bundle of joy in the pages of OK!, while discussing his unusual moniker and harrowing premature birth. Pictured with daughter Dusty
She confirmed the arrival of her bundle of joy to OK! magazine at the start of February, days after he was born, and said they are ‘completely besotted’ with him.
Their son, whose name has yet to be publicly revealed, was born early and weighed 6lbs, with Lacey saying her daughter Dusty, 19 months, is already ‘so in love’ with the bundle of joy.
She told the publication: ‘Matt and I are so completely besotted with our early surprise and Dusty is so in love with her new baby brother! How lucky we all are.’
The actress welcomed her daughter Dusty in July 2019, after announcing she was pregnant the previous February.
Lacey recently talked about suffering two miscarriages before conceiving her daughter Dusty, and has said it was a ‘miracle’ to fall pregnant again so quickly.
Much to celebrate: Lacey revealed early last month that she had given birth to her ‘miracle’ second child, a baby boy, with husband Matt Kay
Lacey admitted last year it was ‘heartbreaking’ to lose her first babies at seven weeks pregnant, and revealed she had a scan ‘every week’ during her pregnancy with Dusty.
She discussed the differences between her current pregnancy and when she carried her daughter Dusty during an interview on Loose Women in October.
The media personality said: ‘With Dusty, I was quite sick at the beginning. But this time round I haven’t been so sick, which is always nice.’
Lacey also admitted that she was so busy with her 18-month-old daughter that she sometimes forgot she was pregnant this time round.
The TV star previously revealed her birthing plans saying that she would love to have a home birth and a water birth.
Lacey and Matt have been together since they were both 15, with the romantic proposal taking place in September 2016 during a break in Venice.
Lacey and Matt married in 2017 with a wild ceremony in Ibiza, with the partying continuing until 5am.
Speaking to OK! magazine at the time, she revealed: ‘The whole day was amazing. And we felt so much love. It’s incredible; it’s something you’ve never felt before.’
Of her pre-wedding nerves, Lacey confessed: ‘I had a few tiny moments when I panicked, but on the day I couldn’t wait to get down the aisle and marry Matt.’
Sweet: The soap star (pictured with daughter Dusty in November) revealed her son was born last week ahead of her due date and weighed 6lbs
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