‘That day after Christmas bloat’: Pregnant Laura Whitmore displays her growing baby bump in a yellow jumper as she shares sweet Boxing Day snap
She revealed she is expecting her first child with new husband Iain Stirling last week.
And Laura Whitmore looked every inch the proud mum-to-be as she showcased her growing baby bump in a bright yellow jumper as she posed for a sweet Boxing Day snap.
The presenter, 35, took to Instagram on Saturday to show her bump peeking out from beneath her jumper as she joked that she had ‘That day after Christmas bloat.’
Blooming lovely: Laura Whitmore looked every inch the proud mum-to-be as she showcased her growing baby bump in a bright yellow jumper as she posed for a sweet Boxing Day snap
Laura gazed at the camera as she snapped the mirror selfie, while one arm was draped over her head so as to perfectly display her burgeoning stomach.
The Celebrity Juice star teamed her knitwear with navy, star-print joggers for the casual post-Christmas snap as she remarked her clothes are beginning to not fit her.
Captioning the snap, she penned: ‘ That day after Christmas bloat (probably about time I acknowledged my favourite yellow jumper doesn’t fit anymore).’
Following their pregnancy announcement, Laura posed for an empowering shoot for Hunger magazine, for which she showed off her bump for the first time.
Newlyweds: Laura’s pregnancy was confirmed last Wednesday, hours after it was revealed she had married long-term partner Iain, 32 (pictured 2019)
The presenter said she had spent ‘almost six months’ being conscious of her changing body before her pregnancy was announced.
Sharing the shoot images on Instagram, she wrote: ‘I’ve spent almost 6 months hiding or being conscious of my body (well to be honest I’ve spent over 30 years doing this).
‘But in particular as my body changed I have felt very protective of my baby bump.
‘I’ve seen all sorts of comments “oh Laura’s had a boob job”, “her legs are too skinny”, “has she put on weight?”, “she needs to eat more cake!”
Pregnancy journey: Laura confidently displayed her growing baby bump in a behind-the-scenes snap from a photoshoot earlier this month
‘I want to say a massive thank you to Ryan and everyone at @hungermagazine for giving me the space to talk about my pregnancy on my terms and in my words.’
Laura discussed her road to motherhood and her pregnancy journey so far in the interview, where she said she believed things had fallen into place for her.
She said: ‘As a timing thing, it probably wasn’t something that we thought about, it was a nice surprise. So I’m due at the beginning of next year and I think things just fall into place.’
The star also revealed the couple had found out the sex of their baby very early on via a Harmony blood test, with Laura saying the check had given her peace of mind that her baby was healthy after suffering a tragic miscarriage in 2018.
Candid Laura wrote on Instagram: ‘I’ve spent almost 6 months hiding or being conscious of my body (well to be honest I’ve spent over 30 years doing this)’
She said: ‘For me it wasn’t about the sex, it was just about whether the baby was OK. You constantly have that fear. I think there are a lot of things that are important to keep to yourself.’
Laura also admitted that keeping the pregnancy a secret until she reached the 12 week milestone was ‘so hard’ as she battled with morning sickness and extreme tiredness while maintaining her busy working schedule.
She said: ‘There were a few times on live radio where I actually got physically sick during the show. I had one guest in the studio and to this day she still doesn’t know that I’m pregnant, and I think she just thought I was hungover.’
Laura confirmed her pregnancy last Wednesday, hours after it was revealed she and Iain had secretly got married last month.
Happy news: Laura confirmed her pregnancy last Wednesday with an adorable shot of a ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’ baby grow
Baby on the way: The Love Island presenter took to Instagram to reveal the happy news, joking that ‘it’s starting to look like my lockdown beer belly is out of control’
The star took to Instagram to reveal the happy news, joking that ‘it’s starting to look like my lockdown beer belly is out of control’.
Laura admitted she struggled to keep her pregnancy secret during ‘times when I’ve had to run out of live radio to get sick in a bin or my penchant for a bowl of mashed potato in the morning’.
The couple’s baby news comes after it was revealed Laura and comedian Iain had secretly tied the knot during a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall last month.
Taking to social media, Laura shared a photo of a Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine baby onesie and wrote: ‘So I’ve always tried to be protective over the personal side of my life.
‘A lot of things are just for me and my loved ones and we’ve chosen not to share publicly.
‘However I want to now share good news as it’s our news to share – and I’m gonna be honest it’s starting to look like my lock down beer belly is out of control.
Tied the knot: The news comes after it was reported that Laura and Iain, tied the knot during a Humanist ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall last month (pictured earlier this year)
‘Iain and I are expecting a baby early 2021. It’s been hard to keep such happy news quiet.
‘Especially the times when I’ve had to run out of live radio to get sick in a bin or my penchant for a bowl of mashed potato in the morning.
She continued: ‘I wasn’t hungover like everyone thought. In fact I was completely sober filming the entire series of Celeb Juice, which is quite the accolade!
‘We’d appreciate our privacy respected but just wanted to spread some love and a reminder of the beauty of life.’
Iain added his own tongue-in-cheek announcement on Instagram, sharing a photo of his games consoles adorned with a post-it note reading ‘I will miss you xxx’.
He wrote alongside the snap: ‘Sorry to my old babies but there is a new baby coming early 2021.’
New baby in the house: Iain added his own tongue-in-cheek announcement on Instagram, sharing a photo of his games consoles adorned with a post it reading ‘I will miss you xxx’
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