A delighted Stacey Solomon has shared the birth of her baby girl with her fans.
Loose Women panellist Stacey, 32, welcomed her fourth child yesterday on her birthday.
Her daughter ended up being delivered at the family home Pickle Cottage after Stacey initially went to hospital to be checked over.
But when she got home the little one wanted to meet Stacey, dad Joe Swash, and her big brothers straight away and community midwives were called to the family home.
Stacey posted the dramatic story with her 4.7million followers on her Instagram Stories.
“I woke up feeling a little twingey so I went to check in on her,” she wrote.
“She seemed happy as Larry and the contractions weren’t too strong so I went home.
“But she decided she was ready to meet us. Immediately. So our community midwives came straight away with all of the gas and air.”
Stacey added jokingly: “I quickly regretted not staying in hospital and getting an epidural.”
She posted images and video clips including EastEnders actor Joe supporting Stacey as she used the gas and air and Joe holding their baby after the birth.
“Our darling daughter, our girl,” she wrote.
She posted the first snaps of the ecstatic family with a message to the little one, saying she and Joe and her big brothers are ‘so in love.’
“She’s Here. Born at Pickle Cottage on mummy’s birthday,” she wrote.
“Our little girl… Happy birthday my darling daughter… We all love you more than you could ever imagine.
“Your brothers, your daddy and I are so in love.
“Thank you for the most incredible 9 months. Now we cannot wait for the rest of our lives with you…”
Well-wishers had wondered if Stacey had given birth on her birthday after she went missing from social media during the Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp outage.
A couple of weeks ago Stacey showed off her baby bump in all its glory in stunning keepsake snaps taken by her photographer dad David Solomon.
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Stacey shared the photos with her 4.6m followers to mark her pregnancy with her fourth child as she thanked her dad.
She wrote: “Thank you dad for helping me make special memories tonight… I wish i’d done this every time but I’m so glad we did it this time.
“For the last time…”
In a moving message to her little one she said: “So grateful for the chance to grow you little one now we cant wait to meet you.”
Stacey, who shot to fame on the X Factor in 2009, revealed in June that she was pregnant after a miscarriage ordeal.
She has a two-year-old son Rex with Joe and older sons Zach, 13, and Leighton, nine.