TORCHWOOD star Eve Myles is relishing her most demanding role yet – as proud mum to baby daughter Matilda.
The Ystradgynlais actress gave birth to 6lb 1oz Matilda at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales last month and said she and partner Brad Freegard are “completely over the moon.”
She is absolutely beautiful and we are obviously totally delighted. She is just the loveliest thing ever. Her full name is Matilda Myles Freegard. We’ve wanted a baby for a long time and have had names ready for a boy and a girl for the last three years. I just think it’s very pretty and it really suits her. She has beautiful deep blue eyes like her daddy and the longest fingers I’ve ever seen. And she has my huge lips. I was looking at her gums and trying to work out whether there is going to be a gap in her teeth, like mine. I hope so.
We are just completely in love with her. She is totally, totally amazing.
And Eve said Matilda, who was born on November 10, has already received goodies and well-wishes from Torchwood fans all over the world, as far as Australia.
I can’t believe how kind people have been. It’s unbelievable. We’ve had gifts for the baby and for me, it’s been so emotional. Our dining room is packed with baby-related things, and scripts that have been sent over the last few weeks that I just haven’t got round to reading. To be honest, I’m in no rush to think about work. I’m just enjoying her so much. Brad has been amazing. He’s very hands-on. He took the two weeks before her birth off so that he could be around when she arrived and she was almost on cue. It was a very long labour and I’m not going to pretend it was easy because it certainly wasn’t. But it was a natural birth and she was definitely worth it. The midwives at UHW were absolutely brilliant, I can’t fault them. Brad and I popped in with the baby to say thank you and took them lots of tea, coffee and treats because they were just so brilliant.
And Matilda, who has yet to meet her mum’s co-star John Barrowman, is also a hit with the couple’s dog Honey.
We’ve obviously been really careful about letting Honey too close to Matilda but every day she will come over, look into the Moses basket, wag her tail and walk off. She’s always been really placid anyway but we’ve been for lovely walks and she seems very happy with the new arrival.
Eve, who has been with Brad for almost a decade, said she is relishing the life-changing demands of motherhood and will not worry about work for a while.
I’m just enjoying every minute, even between 10.30pm and 1.30am when she decides to get the screaming ab dabs. Matilda’s already been to Pontcanna Fields and Dyffryn Gardens but, most importantly, she’s also had her first trip to Marks and Spencer. It’s amazing, motherhood is just great.
Source: Wales Online