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Being a mum is biggest thrill, says model Jodie

Model Jodie Kidd showed off her newborn baby son for the first time -- and says motherhood has been the biggest rush of her life.

The thrill-seeker has parachuted from helicopters, bungee-jumped in New Zealand and took part in the high-speed Gumball 3000 car rally, but says giving birth to Indio is the best thing yet.

Model Kidd (33) told Hello! Magazine: "It's the most awesome, scary, brilliant, exhilarating experience I've ever had in my entire life. It beats anything I have ever done by a mile. I feel very blessed."

Showing off her son for the first time, alongside partner Andrea Vianini, she revealed the tot was nearly born in her car on the way to London's private Portland Hospital. Her waters broke in the early hours of September 5, a week before she was due to give birth by scheduled Caesarean, forcing her and Argentinian polo player Vanini (46) to make a mad dash to the hospital.

"The contractions were coming quite fast," she said. "I had one long one on the Westway and thought I was very close to having the baby in the car."

Indio was born by emergency Caesarean, weighing 7lb 10oz.

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