Sophie Ellis Bextor posted a message to her fans on her official forum’s message board Friday (April 30) concerning the recent birth of her son, which was complicated by the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. She writes:
Hello everyone. Thank you for all your messages of congratulations. My little man, Sonny, is well worth it. I am now back home after staying in hospital for about 10 days. It’s been quite a ride. I went Monday morning nearly two weeks ago for a check up as my blood pressure had been rising and they wanted to see if it had steadied. I was sure I was well – had just dashed out the house and had work on in the afternoon – but unfortunately my symptoms had worsened. I moved hospital as the one I was at didn’t have a special baby care unit. As I got worse quite rapidly the doctor decided to deliver my baby early to save my health. Sonny was born one week ago and has been doing brilliantly. I’m sure he’ll be home really soon.
At the moment it’s a bit early to tell, but I think he looks like [the boy’s father] Richard [Jones].
Either way, he’s very beautiful in his own right.
I’m now feeling pretty much back to normal and can’t wait to have my baby here with us – all very exciting.
Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Friend Reacts To Emergency Caesarean
April 25, 2004 – A friend of Sophie’s spoke with The Mirror after the singer gave birth to a son two months early because she was found to be suffering from the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. “Thankfully Sophie and the baby are fine,” the friend said. “She won’t be able to take him home for a few weeks but her priority now is for him to be healthy. The speed with which she had the Caesarean shows how serious the situation was.”
Sophie Ellis Bextor: Skip ‘The Passion’, Read The Bible
April 24, 2004 – Before her caesarean section Friday, Sophie weighed in on Mel Gibson’s controversial new film ‘The Passion Of The Christ’. She said in a posting April 2nd on her official website’s forum: “It’s quite easily one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. Pointless and unsophisticated. The book is better.”
Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Smashing Pregnancy
March 27, 2004 – Sophie tells The Daily Star she’s had an unusual reaction to her pregnancy, and it has nothing to do with food cravings. “I’m very happy but I’m having a very strange pregnancy,” she admitted. “I haven’t had any of the normal food cravings that most people get like doughnuts with gravy, but I’ve got a craving for smashed glass. It’s bizarre but whenever I see something made of glass I get the overwhelming urge to smash it.”