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Glenda Gilson celebrates birth of her second son with Burger King meal

Glenda brings her new son Danny Mc, home from the hospital

Glenda brings her new son Danny Mc, home from the hospital

Eoin Murphy

Glenda Gilson celebrated the arrival of her second son Danny Mac with a Burger King meal from her favourite takeaway.

The model and TV presenter had suffered so badly from morning sickness, that she hadn’t had a takeaway in almost nine months.

And she told the Sunday World that she celebrated the new arrival on Wednesday with a Whopper meal brought to her hospital bed.

“The first thing I did was send Rob out for a Burger King, because I couldn’t eat them for nine months without puking," she said.

“And it was as good as I had expected. I am actually feeling great; I am going home today and I feel like I am ok walking out to the car.

“After nine months of feeling sick and miserable, I now feel younger than ever.

“And I am just so relieved to have this happy, healthy boy and I will just be glad to get home and just get to know this little man.”

Bobby Mc meets his brother Danny Mc for the first time

Bobby Mc meets his brother Danny Mc for the first time

Glenda will bring new baby Danny Mac home to a double celebration as son Bobby celebrates his second birthday.

And she is thankful that, thanks to lockdown, she will have six, uninterrupted weeks to get to know him properly.

“It is a bit odd that this child came into the world on the eve of lockdown, but I suppose we now get six uninterrupted weeks to get to know him.

“Rob is coming in to pick me up and then I am going home to introduce him to Bobby and he is going to be a birthday present for him.

“Whether he wants it or not is another thing, but he can’t send this one back.

“The fun will be when I get home and see how the pair of them get on.

“He is a little cutie and hopefully this one has a bit more of me in him.

“Bobby is 100 percent his father but I have a feeling that Danny has a bit of me.

“They change so quickly though, you just don’t know, but at the moment I feel like he is me.

“It will be a busy house but it is going to make for an amazing Christmas.”

Glenda thanked the staff at the Coombe and said that while it was initially difficult not having Rob with her all the time—it worked out well in the end.

“Rob was an emotional wreck as he always is,” she said.

“He was let in for the labour and he kept telling me what a great job I was doing in between the tears, fair play to him.

“The hospital and the staff have been amazing and they have to do all the jobs that the dads would do if they were here, so that has been tough for them.

“And Rob is allowed in from 2-4.30pm every day.

“It is a bit weird when you look out the windows every day at 2pm and the queues of men going down the street.

“It is literally hundreds of dads waiting to get in. It is like something from olden days.

“But once they get in it is as normal. And I have to say it is kind of nice knowing that you are going to be alone with the baby.

“You aren’t bothered by a random knock on the door wondering what stranger is going to walk in. So it has been nice and I am just so glad not to be feeling sick any more. “

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