Loose Women star Stacey Solomon has announced she is expecting her second child with fiancé Joe Swash.
The mum-of-three shared the happy news in her Instagram story, posting: Sorry I’ve been so quiet… but we have something we are excited to share with you… I feel so nervous for so many reasons…
"For a really long time we've been trying for another pickle," she wrote alongside a photo of a negative pregnancy test.
"It didn't work out and this was our news quite a few times."
Stacey continued: "We decided we were so lucky already to have our boys.
"It is our biggest privilege in life and we are so grateful to be parents so we stopped trying and counted ourselves so so so blessed already…"
But that wasn't the end of the story, as Stacey continued: "For a while now I've felt so yuck and even though I thought about what it felt like I didn't even want to go and check at first because, well, just because, you know (I don't even like to write it).
"But yesterday we went to check what was going on… and we were so grateful to hear an extra heartbeat in my tummy!"
The 31-year-old Loose Women panelist shared a photograph of her baby scan as she added: "We honestly couldn't believe it.
"So we've told the boys and we've spent yesterday and today finishing the Wendy house ready to welcome a new pickle into our lives."
Stacey is already mum to three sons, and has recently moved into her 'forever home' with fiancé Joe.
She shared a clip of the Wendy house being painted, and penned a sweet tribute to her children Leighton, Zachary and Rex.
"Boys we are so so so excited for you all. You're already the most incredible brothers we could have ever imagined raising."
She added: "We cannot wait to open our hearts even more and watch you open yours and see them grow even bigger to fit all of the love inside for your new pickle."
Stacey posted an adorable ultrasound scan picture beside the three boys' handprints on what looks to be a wooden bench, writing their names alongside, with 'Pickle' as a tribute to their upcoming arrival.
Stacey later posted a full family snap featuring the ultrasound pictures, captioning the snap: "We are growing another pickle.
"We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words. We didn’t think we would get the chance.
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"We love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love From me, Joe, Harry, Zach, Leighton, Rex, and our little pickle."
Fans flocked to the post to offer Stacey their congratulations, with Love Island's Cara de la Hoyde writing: "Congratulations to you all!" with a row of love heart emojis.
Rochelle Hulmes added: "SO over the moon for you!", as X Factor winner Alexandra Burke penned: "Congrats babe!!!"
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