Intrepid TV journalist Donal MacIntyre and his wife, Ameera, have hailed their new baby son as a miracle.
Their cherished tot was born two months ago - against all odds of gorgeous Ameera being able to have more kids.
She had been told she'd never have another baby as a result of hormonal changes linked to her non-malignant brain tumour. But she and Dubliner Donal (45) were stunned when a scan then showed that she was expecting.
The devoted couple, who have two daughters, were overjoyed when baby, Hunter, was born on November 17.
"I wasn't sure before whether miracles happen. Thanks to him, I know that they really do," said a thrilled Ameera (35).
"I was so happy when I held him for the first time that I cried. Having him was a real blessing and I was crying for joy.
"After everything we'd been through, including the prediction that we would never have another child, there he was in my arms. He was proof that the impossible really can become possible."
Undercover reporter Donal told Hello! magazine of his delight at the latest addition to his family.
"It's unbelievable that we have him," he said. "For me it's a pleasure to get up in the middle of the night to do the nappy changing and bottle feeds."
And the star, a champion canoeist before becoming a journalist, revealed: "He is the first boy to have been born into our family for a generation.
"It's going to be great to have a bit of male support around the place. Maybe he'll do a bit of rowing when he grows up."
Image via Donal