After giving birth to a baby boy last week, Stacey Solomon shared an incredibly honest post-birth update, revealing she is mourning the loss of her pregnancy bump.
The 29-year-old X-Factor star took to Instagram to pen the heartfelt update, alongside an adorable photo in which partner Joe Swash can be seen planting a kiss on her shrinking stomach.
Detailing her raw emotions following her third son’s birth, the Loose Women panellist wrote, “I’ve lost it today. I really miss my bump and baby being inside me. I don’t feel I appreciated it enough while I was pregnant and now it’s over. Joe and I didn’t have one picture of him with my bump.
“The thought of not having that memory has been really getting me down so today, Joe and my Dad helped me get a picture of what’s left of my bump to cheer me up. I love them so much. It’s not the same but it still means the world to me.”
Continuing to bare her emotions, Stacey went on to slate those who had been asking prying questions following the news of her new arrival.
She added, “For the record, for all of the people who asked me how excited I was to get my pre baby body back? Was I hoping to “snap back”? Am I going to train? Etc etc.
“I hate these questions. They’re pointless. And not important or relevant. No one knows how they’re going to feel and what we look like after birth is the very least of our worries.”
Rounding off the honest upload, Stacey explained the reasoning behind her emotional moment.
“The truth is I’m devastated that my belly is shrinking by the day. I wish it could stay around for a little longer. I feel empty and hollow. Not to mention like I’ve been punched in the vagina. 💙”