Louise Thompson has revealed she is pregnant with fiancé Ryan Libbey by sharing a heartfelt message following her past miscarriage.
The Made In Chelsea star, 30, said she and Ryan were ‘counting our blessings’ to be able to share the happy news, admitting it was an anxious wait to announce the pregnancy after they lost a baby before.
Alongside some stunning photos of her and Ryan holding a scan photo of their baby and a tiny pair of trainers, Louise wrote: ‘I thought I’d have all sorts of creative ways to deliver this information but the truth is the last 12 weeks have been quite challenging.
‘Unlike last time, Ryan and I haven’t documented our journey at all. I’ve hardly taken any pictures or videos for fear that something might happen. I’ve also felt like A**. I never knew that fatigue or ‘flatness’ like this existed in pregnancy.
‘There are 0 before and after snaps, no week to week transformations or fun reveal videos with friends and family leading a trail of buns to an oven, instead there is a drawer filled with 10000000x billion gazillion pregnancy tests (shameless and expensive) and some sensitive conversations where we try not to get too excited.
‘I’d be lying if I said it’s been an easy ride but the truth is I think poor Ryan has found it even harder than I have.’
Louise added that Ryan, who she got engaged to in 2018 after he proposed during a hiking trip in Los Angeles, is ‘going to be the best dad in the world’ for how much sensitivity he has shown throughout the past weeks, adding: ‘Now we’ve reached this hopeful milestone i am really pleased to be able to share our lovely news with you all.
‘I want to try to relax a smidge and to be able to enjoy the journey as I’m informed it will be over in a flash.
‘The truth is I might have waited a little longer to share but I don’t think I could have hidden the news for much longer because there is absolutely ZERO room left in this 5ft short torso for a growing bump except to push MASSIVELY outwards which means it’s becoming very hard to hide… I’ve already received a few comments.
‘I already resemble a wide load vehicle (Ryan’s words not mine and incidentally exactly the kind of humour I need to get me through the next 6 months).’
Louise admitted that hormones combined with ulcerative colitis has added to the anxiety she has felt but believes more than ever that ‘women are superhuman for what they put up with’.
The joyous news comes just months after Louise revealed that she had had a miscarriage earlier in the year.
She revealed that speaking about the loss of her baby in March was ‘one of the hardest things’ she had ever done but hoped speaking out would help others going through the same thing.
Sands UK charity
Sands UK is a stillbirth and neonatal death charity, which works to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that those affected by the loss of a baby receives the best possible care for as long as they need it.
The charity aims to better understand the causes of baby deaths and works with governments and other organisations to raise awareness of issues surrounding baby loss.
Sands provides bereavement support at a local and national level.
Please visit the Sands UK website for more information and contact details.
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