Made In Chelsea star Ashley James has reportedly welcomed her first child with boyfriend Tom Andrews.
The 33-year-old has given birth to her baby boy after her original due date of January 3.
It comes as she and Tom were spotted on Monday morning walking with their dog and pushing their newborn in a pram.
Before giving birth Ashley posted a close-up of her huge baby bump on Instagram explaining that she was in for a wait.
She wrote: ‘I’ve always known that the due date is more of a guesstimate and only about 2% of babies come on their actual date. In France, your due date isn’t until 41 weeks! But it feels weird to still be pregnant going past today, as I was told he was head down and ready 4 weeks ago, so was certain he’d be coming before now. But like I mentioned on stories, as excited as I am to meet him, I’m happy to wait for him to come in his own time. Impatiently waiting for the next chapter.
‘I’ve been trying to cherish every last moment of pregnancy. Appreciating the kicks, being thankful for the way my body has grown. But equally, the last couple of weeks have been harder, mentally and physically.
‘Physically: I’ve been constantly itchy, my pelvis is sore and swollen, and my belly piercing has started to tear because of the extreme stretching. Walking has kept me fit and active.
‘Mentally: it’s been a weird time of year with the in-between stage of Christmas and New Year anyway, and I feel like I’ve started a new year still awaiting a new chapter. It’s also weird because you’re bombarded with messages asking if the baby is here, or telling you things you can do to hurry to process (all well intentioned messages), and you’re just out here waiting. Even the pregnancy apps stop updating you!’
The mum-to-be has been spending the extra time getting ready for her son’s arrival, including researching how to swaddle, setting up his baby monitor and stocking up on nappies.
Ashley continued: ‘I’m so excited to experience childbirth and can’t wait to meet the little guy I’ve carried round the last 280 days. I can’t wait to introduce him to you, and continue to share the highs and lows.’
The DJ and influencer, who was single for six years before finding love with Tom in 2019, shared her baby news in July last year.
She revealed that it totally changed her life in a matter of months despite ‘never being that maternal’.
Ashley said: From the moment I found out, it felt so right.
‘It’s been such a 360-degree shift for me. I’ve never been that maternal.
‘When friends have been like, “I want to meet someone, settle down and have children,” I never felt the same, I guess I’ve been a free spirit.’
Ashley and Tom met at work 10 years ago and reunited in 2019 with a romance developing between them.
Credit: Original article published here.