Stacey Solomon has opened up about her difficult third pregnancy.
The Loose Women panellist, who recently revealed the exciting news that she is expecting her third child with actor boyfriend Joe Swash, admitted that she is ‘not in love with being pregnant’, as she has been ‘horrifically sick’, exhausted and her hair has even started to turn grey!
‘There are some women who love being pregnant,’ she said to Fabulous magazine. ‘Like my stepmum. When she was pregnant with my little brother she was an earth mother. Her hair got longer and she was like a bright ray of sunshine in this happy state of zen.
‘I don’t feel like that’, continued the expectant mum. ‘My hair has gone grey – honestly, it has! I’ve been horrifically sick and I’m so tired.
‘Obviously I’m grateful and I wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m not elated, but I’m not in love with being pregnant.’
This is the third pregnancy for Stacey, who has two sons, Zachary, 10, and Leighton, six, from previous relationships.
The mum-of-two went on to reveal that she has a lot less energy now than she did during her previous two pregnancies, but says that she thinks it’s because of her age.
Despite being only 29, it has been six years since the former X Factor contestant was last pregnant.
‘I’m just trying to enjoy it while I’m awake, which isn’t a lot,’ she confessed. ‘Joe says it’s like I’ve been in a coma for months.’
Stacey, who has been in a relationship with the 37-year-old TV presenter for three years, said that the pair were planning on expanding their family at some point, but were surprised when they discovered the pregnancy.
‘I showed him the positive pregnancy test and he laughed, like: ‘Are you joking?’ He said: “But I haven’t seen you in ages!” So, yeah, we were both quite shocked.’
‘We were conscious that it’s what we wanted,’ she added, ‘but we weren’t specifically looking at a time for it to happen, so it was a really lovely surprise. He was over the moon and it was just lovely actually.’
She also said that she’d be curious to see what it would be like to have a baby girl, as the couple are parents to Stacey’s two sons as well as Joe’s 11-year-old son Harry, from a previous relationship.
‘But then I started to worry,’ she added, ‘what if it is? I don’t know girls! I know how to do boys.’