Lucky Seven for the Beckhams' new baby

Lucky Seven for the Beckhams' new baby

"I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham. She weighed a healthy 7lbs 10oz and arrived at 7.55 this morning, here in LA. Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister," David Beckham wrote on his facebook page this morning.

Lucky Seven for the Beckhams' new babyThis morning, Victoria and David Beckham announced the arrival of their fourth child. Victoria gave birth on Sunday to a baby girl. Their first daughter to add to three sons; Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8 and Cruz, 6.

Their spokesman said that 'Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz are excited to welcome their new baby sister to the family.'

AFP reported that speculations that the birth was imminent arose after David was seen alone at the weekend reception for visiting Prince William and his new wife Catherine.  The footballer was spotted talking to Britain’s future King at the reception on Friday which sparked rumors that Prince William was to be the new baby’s godfather.  However, their spokesman dismissed the news as 'rubbish'.

Nine hours after her birth, David announced the name of the newborn on his facebook page.  The littlest Beckham is now known as Harper Seven.  The name Harper Seven is said to not have any special meaning to them.  However, UK's leading newspaper, The Sun, speculates that the number seven has always had a lucky and spiritual significance to them.  David Beckham, 36, had the number seven on both his Man Utd and England jerseys.  Harper Beckham was also born in the seventh month (July) at 7.55 am and weighed 7 lbs 10 oz.  Her proud daddy also has the roman numerals for seven, VII, tattooed on him.  At press time, the couple has not explained if this was true.

David Beckham is now living in Los Angeles with his family as he plays for the major league soccer club, LA Galaxy.  He married the pop star turned fashion designer, Victoria, 37, in 1999.  Victoria who was more popularly known as 'Posh Spice' during her days with the Spice Girls, had said before her pregnancy was announced that she was open to the idea of another child, but resigned to the fact that she might never have a daughter.

After a 12 year wait for a daughter, Victoria's wishes finally came true.  She stopped hoping for a baby girl, left it to fate and welcomed the pregnancy, whatever gender it may be.  Gender disappointment is normal, even in Singapore, most families either give up the efforts to leave it to fate or continue trying.  Share with us your own stories of hope or dismay.  Would you continue trying till you have that little boy or girl whom you wished for?  How do you deal with it?

Source: AFP, The Sun (UK)

Photo credit: Courtesy of BBC

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Wafa Marican

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