Just days after publicly announcing her pregnancy, Stacey Solomon announced that she is expecting a new baby next month.
The Ruth Women star, who is married to Joe Swash, confirmed on Dec. 28 that she expected to “shock” both the couple and her fans.
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In fact, it was quite surprising that Solomon didn’t realize she was pregnant for the first few months, making sure her family had little time to adjust.
In a new photo, Solomon proudly showed off her baby bump in a series of loving photos with Swash taken at an Essex home called Pickle Cottage.
Along with the photo posted on Instagram, Solomon wrote:
“It didn’t leave us with too much time for the first few months when we found out that we had been adjusting and excited and wanted to be able to enjoy it on our own.
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“So next month I’ll be getting ready to say hello to all-new pickles. I’m so grateful. I’ve been on vacation for a while, but I figured I’d better make some memories before it’s too late.”
The new baby will be Solomon and Swash’s third child together, and their sixth child overall.
Solomon has 14-year-old son Zachary and 10-year-old Leighton, while Swash has 15-year-old Harry with his ex-girlfriend.
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Together we have Rex, 3, and Rose, 1.
Solomon shared the news with Swash on Dec. 28 in a video showing the moment he took a positive pregnancy test.
In addition to that, she wrote:
“I’m so excited to share this shock with you all… Please love me a lot.”
She later joked, “I’m worried about noon,” as the deadline approached, while thanking her fans for their overwhelming support.
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