Stacey Solomon has announced the birth of her fifth child and revealed she gave birth at home surrounded by her children.
The mum-of-five, 33, took to Instagram on 11 February to share the happy news that she and husband Joe Swash, 41, have welcomed a baby daughter together. The couple are also parents to Rex, three, and one year old Rose.
Stacey shared a collection of adorable family photos to announce the news alongside a sweet caption, where she revealed she'd given birth at her and Joe's family home in Essex, lovingly dubbed Pickle Cottage.
"She’s Here. Our beautiful daughter born at home with all of your brothers and sister ready to snuggle you forever and ever," she began by writing.
The Loose Women panellist continued: "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 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."
Stacey, who is also mum to sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from previous relationships, had previously outlined her hopes of having a home birth with her fifth child, after welcoming her daughter Rose at home in 2021.
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Weeks before her due date, she answered questions from her fans on Instagram and in response to one person she wrote: “I would LOVE to have another homebirth. I honestly loved giving birth to Rose at home, I have a home birth assessment coming up so hopefully all is ok and I can give it a go at home again”.
Stacey and Joe were inundated with congratulatory messages and well wishes after announcing the arrival of their baby girl on social media.
The 33 year old's post racked up over 600,000 likes in less than an hour, with dozens of famous faces leaving sweet comments, including Jessie J, who penned: "The joy I feel for all of you is overwhelming".
Love Island's Maura Higgins said: "Congratulations she is so beautiful".
"Awwwww x so so thrilled for you all," Davina McCall commented, while Kate Lawler added: "Congratulations to you all. Such beautiful photos xx".
This Morning's Vanessa Feltz wrote: "Exquisite! Just beautiful! Mazeltov to the whole family".
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