Stacey Solomon gives health update after home birth of baby girl
Stacey Solomon has checked in with fans after the birth of her baby girl.
The former X Factor star, 32, and her husband Joe Swash, 40, announced the adorable news on Saturday night that they had welcomed their third child together.
Their brood has grown nicely over the years, as Stacey is now a mother to five, including Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from previous relationships.
She and former EastEnders actor Joe then have three-year-old Rex, one-year-old Rose, and, of course, their new arrival, whose name has not yet been shared.
Joe also has a 15-year-old son called Harry, whom he shares with former partner Emma Sophocleous.
As for their latest bundle of joy, the couple’s daughter was born at their beloved Pickle Cottage, just like Stacey had a home birth with first girl Rose.
Giving her 5.5million followers an update after a whirlwind few days, Stacey cuddled the newborn on her chest – who already boasts an impressive head of hair!
‘Hi! I just wanted to come on and say hi!’, Stacey began in the video on her Instagram Story, unable to control her beaming smile
‘And thank you for all your lovely messages,’ she continued.
‘Loads of you are making me laugh like, “Where did all that hair come from?”, We don’t know!
‘I literally pulled her out and was like, “Joe, she’s got hair!”, she’s nearly got more hair than Rose! And it’s really dark.’
The new mum then gave a health update following her birth: ‘She’s just amazing. I feel really good, thank you so much for asking, loads of you have asked how I feel and if I’m ok. I feel really good, I feel a little bit on a high.’
Stacey said her birth was ‘so nice’ and she feels ‘so lucky’, promising to have a real catch up with fans soon.
‘I’m just trying to soak it all in because, Rose being so little, this was her a year ago,’ she said, looking down at the sleeping bubba.
‘She’s like a constant reminder of how things change so quickly, so I’m just soaking up every second and I just wanted to come on and say thanks for being so lovely,’ Stacey concluded.
When announcing their sweet arrival, the Loose Women star shared the most beautiful set of photos.
One captured their baby girl sleeping and wrapped in a blanket, while both her parents and all her siblings placed a hand on her.
Others showed Stacey and Joe cuddling their newborn, looking totally besotted.
Stacey announced in her caption: ‘She then added in a post of her new baby daughter: ‘She’s Here. Our beautiful, daughter born at home with all of your brothers and sister ready to snuggle you forever and ever.
‘You literally flew into our world 😂… And none of us can quite believe your thick dark head of hair that we just can’t get over. We can’t believe your here.
‘Welcome to the world beautiful girl, thank you for the last few months in my tummy, we can’t wait to love you forever and ever we are so grateful we get to be your family.’
She was met with thousands of congratulatory messages, including from new mum herself Molly-Mae Hague, who commented: ‘Absolutely magical. Congratulations 😭’
Holly Willoughby wrote: ‘Awww congratulations darlin… beautiful photos… enjoy this precious time ❤️’
Stacey has since started breastfeeding her daughter, admitting she ‘forgot how hard’ it was to begin with.
However, the TV star said she’s ‘excited’ to keep going and said she’s ‘so grateful’ for her family’s support.
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