Ok, hands up! I admit it! I’m an addict, an Intagram addict, to be exact! Ever since I discovered it, I just cannot look away. It’s happy! It’s clappy! It’s glam! It’s glitzy! And, best of all, it brings those celebs so close to us that we can almost reach out and touch them (or pester them with fangirl comments, as I have done on occasion! 😳).
Now, if you’ve been reading along with this blog over the last while (or more precisely the last three weeks!) you’ll know that I’m rather fond of bumps, babies and celebrities. So when my Instagram feed began to fill up lately with all three rolled into one, I was practically beside myself with excitement!
But equally, the ever-increasing celeb. bump announcements were, at this time with my Baby C.’s first birthday fast approaching, quite poignant.
While pregnant, there is nothing I love more than a celeb bump reveal. What stage are they at compared to me? How big is their bump compared to mine? Where do they find their pregnancy wardrobe? Do they feel as sick/ tired/enormous as me…ad infinitum? There is just no end to the (happy) comparisons.
However, when a celebrity announces another pregnancy having already had a baby around the same time as me, it usually stirs of a range of emotions, but mostly broodiness!
Feeling broody is just one of those complex emotions that crops up at the most inopportune of times. It is often completely illogical but persists nonetheless. It is, in all likelihood, the driving force behind the continuation of the human race, as without it, the memories of the realities of childbirth should be enough to dissuade us from entertaining thoughts of pregnancy ever again. Instead, most of us yearn to experience it all over again… and again…
Case in point: Amy Childs
Amy announced her second pregnancy on Instagram just three days ago. Upon hearing the news, my ears instantly picked up… You see Amy announced her pregnancy at exactly the same time as me last year and as a result I followed her progress right up to the birth (three weeks before Baby C.’s) and beyond.
So, even though I am currently exhausted beyond belief, Amy’s announcement made me feel… well… broody!
You see, despite the morning sickness, the bloating, the discomfort, the niggles, the absolute anxiety of it all (can I eat this? Can I drink that? Is the baby moving too little? Is the baby moving too much?…), I just loved being pregnant! It was the most magical, awe-inspiring time of my life and the thought that I may not experience that again makes me feel… sad!
But every cloud has a silver lining… All these impending birth announcements give me an excuse to reminisce about my own experiences. And is there a mother out there who doesn’t love to grasp at a chance to do just that?! So, without further ado…
Celeb. Bump Announcement # 1:
As mentioned above, Amy’s little girl, Polly, was born about three weeks before my Baby C. And now she has just announced the imminent arrival of a sibling for little Polly! Congrats, Amy! Such happy news! (And I wish I could go through it with you all over again! 😊)
Celeb. Bump Announcement # 2
SURPRISE!!! 🤱 If you’ve wondered why I’ve been so absent on my social channels it’s because I have never been more sick! It was the most sick first trimester of all my children. Boomerangs have made me nauseous, Superzoom is an easy way to have my head in the toilet, food instagrams make me queezy and thinking too much about insta stories made me even more exhausted than I already had been. If you’ve seen me out and about smiling and pretending like everything is amazing…I was lying! BUT! I have broken through on the other end of that and rediscovering the joys of insta/snap. We have been trying to keep this pregnancy under the radar for as long as possible but I’m a poppin now! And it’s too darn challenging to hide, and frankly hiding is more exhausting then just coming out with it! My kids, Danny, myself and the entire family are crazy excited! A little girl on the way 💕
As we can see from her Instagram feed, Kate announced her third pregnancy, a little girl after two boys, five days ago. Her announcement was poignant for me as her second child, Bingham, is around the same age as mine. 💖👶🏼
Celeb. Bump Announcement #3
Ok, so Vogue doesn’t share a birth story with me as she has just announced her first pregnancy, a baby boy according to the comments on her Insta feed. But I have included her because I’m a big fan… she’s very pretty, has great style, fab nails 💅, she’s Irish (apologies, we can’t help ourselves!) and best of all, she’s managed to tame Made In Chelsea‘s Spencer Matthews. Kudos, Vogue! Oh and massive congrats! 😊 😘
Other Celeb. Birth Buddies
This is me when I was around eight months pregnant with ZZ – ecstatic but petrified. 😨
The lovely Myleene!
Myleene’s eldest daughter, Ava, was born a month after my ZZ. Her second daughter, Hero, is about seven months older than my Elle.
Me, at around four months pregnant with Elle (and yes, I was only learning to drive… as if I wasn’t emotional enough at the time!😆). This photo makes me happy.
Jessica Alba, such a natural beauty!
Jessica’s second daughter, Haven, was born around three months before my Elle. She also has an older daughter, Honor, who is a year younger than my oldest and now a son, Hayes, who is around eight months younger than my son! Love that her family is so similar to mine! ❤️
This is me, trying to convince myself that I didn’t look enormous at only six months pregnant with Baby C. This photo also gives me the warm fuzzies! 💕
The fabulous Binky!
Made In Chelsea‘s Binky, like Amy Childs, announced her pregnancy around the same time as me last year. Her beautiful little girl, India, was born about three weeks after my son, Baby C. aka Lulu. I love keeping up with her progress on Insta as her little ways (smiles, giggles etc) are quite similar to those of my bundle of joy. 💗
I’ve really enjoyed my little trip down memory lane courtesy of our pregnant celebs. How about you? How do you feel about the pregnancy announcements of the rich and famous? Do tell all in the comments section below.
💋 Mostly Mum.