The Loose Women panellist hadn’t left her house since her baby son was born four weeks ago.
On Thursday, Stacey revealed that she was having ‘weird thoughts’ about leaving the house with Rex. ‘I don’t know why I feel so weird about leaving the house. I never felt like this with Leighton,’ she confessed. ‘I just have these weird thoughts that someone might see us all vulnerable, or that it might be too dirty outside, or that there might be some kind of airborne virus going around outside my front door. Haha! Believe me I am totally aware of how crazy that sounds. But hey ho hormones are a crazy thing.’
But this weekend, encouraged by her own mummy, the new mum finally plucked up the courage to take Rex out for a walk.
‘We did it!!!!’ she wrote on Instagram, sharing a sweet photo of herself and baby Rex in the woods by their house.
‘Yaaaay! Joe Joe left for a week away working this morning, then the boys went off to their daddy’s for the weekend. So my mummy came over and dragged me out for an evening stroll! I’m so glad she did. I love the woods. I forgot how good they smell. That was just the best. Everyone was right, I am now thinking I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner.
‘But actually I’m so glad that we’ve been able to stay lost in our own world for the last four weeks and now I am excited to take Rex on adventures outside of our front room. Today the woods opposite our house, tomorrow who knows! Still haven’t managed to wear more than pyjamas though.’
Fellow mums rushed in to congratulate Stacey, admitting that they could relate to her fears.
‘Well done for getting out!!’ wrote one. ‘I found it so hard to get myself out with my first and I was so down it’s so important to try and get some fresh air you feel a world better after you have done it.’
‘So many adventures await,’ another promised.
The famously candid star was praised once again for being honest and open with her fans.
‘I’m a midwife and see so many women feeling like this,’ one person commented. ‘Often they don’t feel like they can talk about it because they are worried about being judged! The posts that you have been sharing will have massively helped these women. You are showing the normal side of becoming a new parent and sending a really positive and important message.’
Stacey thanked her fans for their support on Instagram stories. ‘Experiencing and seeing the camaraderie and influx of support out there is so humbling,’ she wrote. ‘Everyone’s kindness has really made this last month so much easier and I’m sure you’ve helped so many others too. You’re amazing!’
Aww. We think you’re amazing too, Stacey.