Bob Geldof is 'besotted' with his grandson
Monday 14 May 2012
Peaches Geldof has revealed just how besotted her father, Bob Geldof, is wuth the new addition to their family in a recent interview.
Peaches revealed that her father is now ‘besotted’ with his new grandson. She said of their first encounter: ‘He was incredibly gentle with Astala; he took him aside and was so quiet, which isn’t something my dad’s renowned for.
‘He’s besotted with Astala because he’s his first grandchild but especially, I think, because he’s the first boy in the family.’
She even revealed that Sir Bob has a picture of baby Astala on the screensaver of his phone - which her boyfriend, Tom Cohen took.
‘Astala’s sticking two fingers up and has this really rebellious look on his face. Dad was like, ‘That’s my boy!’ when he saw it' she said,
Despite his love for his grandson, Bob is apparently less keen on his name, Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen.
The Boomtown Rats star recently admitted he had not learnt how to pronounce it properly yet, adding: 'Yuck! What's he going to be called in school? Ass? Stella? It's a girl's name, let's face it.'
Peaches also revealed how the couple had suffered a ‘terrifying’ ordeal following the birth of their son last month when he was rushed into intensive care just moments after he was delivered by Caesarean section because of breathing difficulties.
She said: ‘It was the most terrifying experience, to have our tiny baby whisked away like that.
‘I was yearning for that skin-to-skin contact I’d waited so long for and to not be able to hold him and nurse him and comfort him was so upsetting.’
‘He had a lack of something called surfactant, which made it a struggle for him to breathe. He was in intensive care for a few days.
‘To be able to finally hold him and take in all his little features was wonderful' she said.