Jack Whitehall shares first photos of his newborn daughter as he praises ‘amazing’ girlfriend Roxy Horner after couple welcomed their first child
Jack Whitehall was full of love on Wednesday as he praised his ‘amazing’ girlfriend Roxy Horner and shared the first photos of their newborn daughter.
The model, 32, gave birth to a baby girl at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s in London and was seen leaving the private hospital with comedian Jack, 35, on Tuesday evening.
And taking to Instagram the following day, Jack admitted the experience was both ‘utterly overwhelming’ and ‘joyous’ in ways he ‘couldn’t have imagined’.
Sharing a snap of Roxy in the hospital bed after giving birth, Jack appeared happier than ever as he offered a wide grin and snapped a selfie.
In another snap, Jack can be seen cradling his daughter in his arms before leaving the hospital.
Congrats! Jack Whitehall was full of love on Wednesday as he praised his ‘amazing’ girlfriend Roxy Horner and shared the first photos of their newborn daughter
Writing alongside the adorable snaps, Jack penned: ‘Well this just happened! Utterly overwhelming and joyous in ways I couldn’t have even imagined.
‘In awe of my partner @roxyhorner who has been amazing throughout this journey and is going to be the greatest mum ever. So excited to have started a family of my own.
‘Having vowed I’d never be that guy I am now 100% going to be the parent that shows everyone endless pictures of their kid. I also wore skechers to hospital, I think I must accept I am a full blown dad now.
‘Name wise after this weekend I think ‘rice, rice, baby’ has a nice ring to it.’
In a nod to his beloved Arsenal, Jack’s teasing name references Declan Rice’s late winner against Manchester United on Sunday.
The Lindo Wing has seen a host of Royal births including The Princess of Wales who welcomed her three children there, as well as many other famous faces.
It comes after last week Roxy looked effortlessly glamorous in a black dress as she attended her baby shower ahead of welcoming her first child.
And she was joined by her friends and family for a ‘last minute’ baby shower on Friday, complete with pink balloons and floral displays.
Adorable: The model, 32, gave birth to a baby girl at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s in London and was seen leaving the private hospital with comedian Jack, 35, on Tuesday evening
Celebrating: It comes after Roxy looked glamorous in a black dress as she attended her baby shower on Friday ahead of welcoming her first child. She used crutches amid her struggles with SPD
Sharing snaps from the bash to Instagram, Roxy cut an elegant figure in a black strapped dress which hugged her growing baby bump.
She wore a pregnancy support belt over her dress and posed on crutches amid her struggles with pelvic pain due to symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
SPD is common in pregnancies and is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by stiffness in the pelvis joints or the joints moving unevenly.
‘If you have to wear crutches might as well have sparkly ones,’ she wrote alongside the snap of herself, referring to her glitter crutches from Cool Crutches & Sticks.
For her baby shower, Roxy was joined by her mother Lisa Rae and her sister Riana, as well as a group of her close friends.
She praised her mother and sister for helping her through her difficult third trimester of pregnancy as she shared a snap of them all holding hands at the shower.
On her Instagram Stories, she wrote alongside the picture: ‘My tribe who have kept me together this past month.’
It comes days after Roxy admitted she has been in ‘excruciating’ pain as she detailed her struggles during the third trimester of her pregnancy recently.
Roxy – who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2021 – took to her Instagram Stories recently to reveal that she has been left in pain while moving due to SPD.
Roxy has since been seen out-and-about using crutches as she continues to struggle walking due to her symptoms.
She explained: ‘Thank god for my mumma looking after me during this final trimester. I actually don’t know what I would have done without her.
Couple: Roxy and Jack have been dating for more than two years and they reside in a £17.5million, five-bedroom home in Notting Hill with their pooch Coco
‘Getting everything baby ready with SPD has not been easy but my mumma has really helped me get things organised this last week and I’m starting to feel a bit more at ease with that.
‘Just can’t wait to have baby girl here and not feel this way anymore, it really is excruciating to walk or move right but not long to go and apparently all symptoms of SPD go away once bubba arrives.’
Roxy also shared a black and white video showing her baby bump and told how a pregnancy belt has helped her to manage her symptoms.
‘Also I’ve only just got myself a pregnancy belt which has helped a lot with SPD, I would highly recommend any pregnant woman getting one asap to help avoid getting pelvic pain,’ she added.
Roxy then shared a selfie of herself lying in bed as she thanked her fans for their support and told how she had ‘ignored’ her painful symptoms for a long time.
She continued: ‘I’m so grateful for my female followers! It seems a lot of you have also suffered from SPD and can relate.
‘From what I’ve learnt so far if you are experiencing pain during pregnancy, get it checked out because I ignored mine for too long thinking that was just normal, I kept holding my tummy for support as it was agonising to walk and felt like bub could just fall out!
‘Even sleeping is rough but I’ve been told the best thing to do with SPD is rest as much as possible, get a pregnancy support belt, pregnancy pillow, painkillers and see a physio! Hope that helps anyone else going through the same thing.’
Roxy and Jack have been dating for more than two years and they reside in a £17.5million, five-bedroom home in Notting Hill with their pooch Coco.
WHAT IS SPD?
Some women may develop pelvic pain in pregnancy. This is sometimes called pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD).
PGP is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms caused by a stiffness of your pelvic joints or the joints moving unevenly at either the back or front of your pelvis.
PGP is not harmful to your baby, but it can be painful and make it hard to get around.
Women with PGP may feel pain over the pubic bone at the front in the centre, roughly level with your hips and/or across 1 or both sides of your lower back.
Getting diagnosed as early as possible can help keep pain to a minimum and avoid long-term discomfort.
You may be referred to a physiotherapy service that specialises in obstetric pelvic joint problems.
Physiotherapy aims to relieve or ease pain, improve muscle function, and improve your pelvic joint position and stability.
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