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Reality TV star Amy Childs has finally revealed the name of her baby girl, telling OK! magazine that she and boyfriend Bradley settled on their choice after discarding several early favourites.
‘Her full name is Polly Childs-Wright. We liked the traditional names. Before the birth we liked India… another name was Elsie and she definitely isn’t an Elsie. Brad suggested Polly first. It’s a bit unusual,’ the new mum explained.
Revealing that Polly doesn’t have a middle name, Amy continued: ‘Polly Childs-Wright is such a mouthful. When she says her name at school, it would be a bit too much [with a middle name].’
Writing in her column for new! magazine, Amy revealed she has been ‘totally overwhelmed’ since becoming a mother.
‘I’ve spent the last few days in total shock, I feel totally overwhelmed’, she wrote.
‘I keep looking at her and crying, I just can’t believe she’s mine!’
But although the former TOWIE cast member is enjoying having Polly at home, she has admitted giving birth to her was ‘too much’.
‘My labour was so long and hard – it was 27 hours.
‘As soon as my contractions started, I went to the hospital, but they sent me home as I was too early. I got on the birthing ball but I was in too much pain, so I was back at the hospital by midday.’
Amy also revealed that she tried to go without pain relief for as long as possible, but opted for an ‘epidural in the end’.
‘Labour is bloody painful! I did most of it without pain relief, but I had to have an epidural in the end as it was all too much.
‘I was so happy and relieved when she arrived,’ added Amy. ‘I had to have two stitches, but I feel fine. It’s so true – you definitely forget the pain afterwards.’
The former TOWIE cast member originally announced the arrival of her baby girl on Twitter, after fellow reality favourite Binky Felstead – who’s currently expecting her first child with boyfriend JP – sent her a message of congratulations.
Binky tweeted the star: ‘EEEEEK congratulations @MissAmyChilds !!!!! Wishing you & your new little family all the best and happiness in the world! So exciting!! 😆’ to which Amy replied: ‘Thank you Hun she is perfect xxx’
OK! magazine revealed that Amy and Bradley welcomed their daughter at 6:24am on Sunday 30th April.
Amy announced that she was expecting back in October 2016, telling OK! magazine that she was ‘shocked but happy’ about the pregnancy.
‘I feel so overwhelmed and I keep waking up smiling,’ she said at the time. ‘We’ve wanted a baby for so long so we’re happier than ever.’
Bradley and Amy have been dating since 2014, although they split when Bradley was sentenced to 16 months in prison for handling stolen goods.
The couple reunited after he was released early for good behaviour, and couldn’t be more excited about their growing family.
‘We wanted [a baby] before Bradley went to prison but it didn’t happen,’ Amy said to the mag. ‘I didn’t think I could get pregnant.’
In February of this year, she told Star magazine that she wouldn’t be taking any time off when her little one was born, exclaiming: ‘No way (will I take maternity leave). I’ll probably have one day off a week.’
‘I’m very social and can take the baby with me everywhere I go. I love being out!’
Read the full story in this week’s OK! Magazine – out today