Loved by her millions of followers for always being candid on Instagram, singer and TV personality Stacey Solomon took to social media last night to share her recent pregnancy journey, announcing that following a series of sad miscarriages she is now expecting another child with partner, Joe Swash. They already share a son, Rex, and Stacey has two sons, Leighton and Zachary, from previous relationships. Joe has a son named Harry from a previous relationship too.
Detailing her experiences through a poignant black and white video on her Instagram Stories, Stacey initially told her audience of four million that she felt "nervous for so many reasons" ahead of sharing the news. She then wrote over the top of a video of herself holding a positive pregnancy, "For a really long time we've been trying for another pickle... It didn't work out and this was our news quite a few times."
The video then sadly shows a hospital report confirming that Stacey had miscarried at six weeks and five days, before changing to a shot of her and Joe holding hands.
Stacey then added, "We decided we were so lucky already to have our boys. It is our biggest privilege in life and we are so grateful to be parents so we stopped trying and counted ourselves so so so blessed already..."
Then, Stacey explains that for a while now she has been experiencing symptoms associated with pregnancy again, but that she was afraid to get her hopes up following her losses. "For a while now I've felt so yuck and even though I thought about what it felt like, I didn't even want to go and check at first because, well, just because you know (I don't even like to write it)... But yesterday we went to check what's going on and we were so grateful to hear an extra heartbeat in my tummy."
Footage of Stacey during her ultrasound is then shown, before she explains that she and Joe have now told their children of the happy news, noting that they're all already the most incredible brothers they could "ever have imagined raising".
Stacey also shared a joyful family photo on her main grid, with the caption: "We are growing another pickle 👶🏻 We’ve never felt so grateful... I have no words. We didn’t think we would get the chance. We love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love From Me, Joe, Harry, Zach, Leighton, Rex, and our little pickle."
It's so incredibly brave of Stacey and Joe to share what they've been through and we're sending the entire family huge congratulations for their happier news.
If you're looking for support or more information about premature births, stillbirths or miscarriage, Tommy's have a free helpline 0800 0147 800 (open 9 - 5, Monday to Friday). There's also a Facebook group.
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