David Beckham: Injury Kept Victoria from Holding Baby Harper

David Beckham: Victoria Couldn't Hold Baby Harper
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09/30/2011 AT 09:00 AM EDT

David and Victoria Beckham's very first daughter, 3-month-old Harper Seven has already solidified her status as a Daddy's girl, but her arrival did present a brief setback to her mother – who suffered from a slipped disc in her lower back after delivering Harper via C-section.

The injury left Victoria, 37, in such pain that she was unable to hold her new daughter, David, 36, told reporters at the launch party for his new fragrance, Homme in Beverly Hills.

"It was obviously very uncomfortable for her because feeding Harper was very difficult, and so was picking Harper up," he said, reports Access Hollywood.

The former Spice Girl appeared to be fully recovered at New York's Fashion Week earlier this month, when she managed to hold Harper while walking around in heels instead of flats, which she uncharacteristically favored in August.

As for the rest of the Beckham brood, "We've got three amazing boys, but there is a lot of energy with them. With Harper, she's so calm, she's so ladylike," David Beckham said. "The way she holds herself, the way she breathes, the way she smiles – it's amazing."

Adding that the newborn is already sleeping through the night, the proud father vowed that when Harper gets older, he and her three older brothers – Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 9, and Cruz, 6 – will be "overprotective in every way possible."

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