Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy Mecklenburgh announced she is expecting her second child with ex-Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas in November
Lucy Mecklenburgh has given fans a glimpse of her growing baby bump after revealing she is pregnant again.
The 30-year-old announced she was expecting her second child with fiancé Ryan Thomas in November.
Sharing a snap on Instagram stories with her 1.7 million followers, Lucy pulled up her pyjama top to show off her tiny bump.
Earlier this week she shared her first ultrasound photo with fans – with some saying the new baby looks like two-year-old big brother Roman.
Lucy is hoping for a girl this time after bonding with 13-year-old stepdaughter Scarlet, who Ryan shares with his ex, Corrie star Tina O’Brien who plays Sarah Platt in the ITV soap.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy revealed she got her first scan pic at 9am on Jan 1 calling it the “best first photo of 2022”.
She told fans: “I’m not going to lie I wasn’t overjoyed with getting a scan app for jan 1st 9am but let’s face it with a toddler I’d be up anyway and I wasn’t going to be hungover.
“It turned out to be the most special gift to start the new year!
“Knowing my baby is healthy, growing and safe in my tummy.”
Fiancé Ryan, 37, was quick to comment on the photo writing the word “special” followed by a red heart and hands praying emojis.
Close pal and fellow TOWIE co-star Georgia Kousoulou wrote: “Can’t wait to meet the baby.”
Commenting on the new arrival’s resemblance to big brother Roman, one fan said: “Omg can see how much the baby is like Roman.”
“Oh wow, you can see the resemblance to Roman,” a second said.
A third agreed saying: “I thought that. It’s an boy defo.”
Last year Roman had to be rushed to hospital on several occasions after contracting a virus which affected his breathing.
At one scary moment, the toddler even turned blue in his cot leaving his parents terrified.
Lucy revealed she now has to help Roman use an inhaler multiple times a day to get better.
Recounting the heart-stopping moment she found him struggling to breathe, Lucy said: “I found Roman blue in his cot – probably every parent’s worst nightmare.
“Without going into too much detail it ended up with Roman being transferred to St Mary’s London intensive care being put on a ventilator.
“Thankfully we are now all home and Roman is back to his cheeky self.
“I am eternally grateful to the ambulance service for arriving so quickly, to Basildon hospital, the CATS team (children action transport services) St Mary’s London PICU * Cosmic charity (Caring for babies & children in intensive care).
“Although mentally we as a family may never fully recover, we feel extremely blessed to have our special boy home in our arms.
“It has truly opened our eyes to all the hardworking superheroes working in our hospitals who dedicate their lives to helping others and how extremely lucky we are to have these incredible medical services free for us all in the UK.”
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