Louise Thompson has shared her first gorgeous pictures at home for Christmas with new baby son Leo-Hunter after she nearly died in labour with him in November.
The Made in Chelsea star posted a snap of her holding her newborn son in the kitchen, tenderly kissing him on the cheek as he looked over her shoulder at the camera.
Wearing a stylish puff-sleeved black and white spotty dress, the 31-year-old also revealed an adorable matching moment with her Leo, dressed in blue, as she turned her head to reveal the baby blue bow in her hair was embellished with the initials ‘LH’ for her son.
In the caption, she wrote: ‘LH, you are our little miracle baby 🌈 🕊
‘You are blessed with daddy’s beautiful blue eyes and I love you to pieces. Despite the daily struggles, you my proudest achievement.’
Making a joke at her polished appearance, she added: ‘It is also a small miracle that I was able to roll out of bed to throw on a frock and a smudge of makeup, but it was your first Christmas and we had lots to be grateful for ☺️☺️☺️’
She finished her post with the hashtags ‘#onedayatatime’ and ‘#survivors’.
On Christmas Day, the star had shared her thanks publicly for doctors and nurses who work tirelessly over the festive period after sharing her difficult birthing experience.
Posting a photo of herself in a wheelchair with a surgical mask on and draped in a hospital blanket, and reflecting on the fact she felt ‘overwhelmingly blessed to be at home in my little bubble’ she continued: ‘My experience has got me thinking a lot about this time of the year, especially thinking about all those people that work on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve etc.
‘Those are days that most people spend celebrating at home with friends/family/loved ones, but others make a sacrifice for the greater good. It is a necessary sacrifice, but not everyone could do it. A 12 hour shift all through the day or night is admirable on a regular day, let alone on Christmas Day or tonight.
‘I guess I think about it a lot more now because I know and care about a bunch of the ladies who have committed to working today but also because one of my ongoing fears is ending up in the back of an ambulance on an evening where they might be short staffed. Honestly where would we be without the NHS? I know where I would be.’
Louise also revealed she had planned to return to the hospital with cards and gifts for some of the staff she had grown ‘pretty close’ to during her stay, but was told it wasn’t safe for her to go in.
The reality star announced the birth of her son on December 23 but revealed he had been born five weeks earlier and had spent time in NICU while she spent a month in hospital recovering ‘with various serious complications.’
Louise and her fiancé Ryan Libbey also had a difficult time during the pregnancy as well as the birth, as their home was damaged in a fire in October after a faulty fridge exploded.
Thankfully, Louise, her mother, Ryan and the family’s dogs were all able to escape unharmed but were left moving from place to place and living out of their car as the home was uninhabitable.
Credit: Original article published here.