Stacey Solomon has announced the arrival of her fifth child.
The Loose Women panellist, 33, welcomed second her daughter with husband Joe Swash, 41, and has taken to Instagram to share the happy news.
Stacey, who already shares son Rex, three, and one year old daughter Rose with ex-EastEnders star Joe, posted sweet snaps of her newborn and wrote: “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.”
Stacey added: “We can’t believe you’re 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.”
The birth comes just days after Stacey told fans she had a “feeling” the baby was finally on its way.
Sharing two beautiful mirror selfies on Tuesday, she wrote: “Thank you for everything bump.
“Woken up with that feeling and so Just incase I don’t get the chance to say it tomorrow… I’m so grateful for them all. For every single time you’ve done this. “
Stacey managed to keep her pregnancy under wraps and only publicly announced she was expecting when she was eight months pregnant.
In December 2022, she took to Instagram to share an adorable video of her and Joe at Pickle Cottage as they found out they were set to become parents again.
“So grateful & can not believe I’m saying this… Another little pickle on the way… A HUGE surprise, but one that we are so thankful for to the moon & back bub @realjoeswashy,” the former X Factor star emotionally wrote.
Stacey is also mum to Zachary, 14, with her ex Dean Cox and son Leighton, 10, with ex Aaron Barham, while Joe is dad to teenage son Harry, 15, who he shares with ex-girlfriend Emma Sophocleous.
Soon after her initial announcement, Stacey began answering fans’ questions on Instagram and revealed she was eight months pregnant after managing to keep her pregnancy hidden.
Explaining her reasons for keeping it a secret, Stacey told fans: “We really wanted it to ourselves for that beginning bit, but we missed the beginning bit if that makes sense.
“We didn’t have to keep it a secret for 8 months because we didn’t know for 8 months.
“My periods were irregular from breastfeeding, we were planning a wedding then getting married and then just crazy busy life and it honestly didn’t even register.”
The star later revealed the gender of her fifth child, sharing her joy that Rose will be getting a little sister.
She wrote on Instagram: “When Rose Found Out She’s Going To Have A… Sister.
“So excited to share with you that we are going to be saying hello to another darling daughter soon. The boys are so excited. And the thought of Rose having a little sister as well as all of her amazing big brothers has filled Our hearts.”
Stacey has also hinted at what the baby will be called, telling fans on social media in early January: “Joe likes really old fashioned names…like Betty or Arthur… I like flower names or Hebrew names….I really don’t know, though.”
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