Lucy Mecklenburgh has shared an adorable scan photo of her growing baby as the star gushed it was the best present she could have asked for from the start of 2022.
The ex-TOWIE star, who is expecting her second child with partner and former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, only announced the pregnancy a month ago.
But in a gorgeous snap to mark the start of a new year, Lucy, 30, who recently shared a series of family pictures for Christmas, declared it was the “best first photo of 2022”.
Sharing a close-up shot of the scan image on her Instagram, the model captioned it: “I’m not going to lie I wasn’t overjoyed with getting a scan app for jan 1st 9am.
“But let’s face it with a toddler I’d be up anyway and I wasn’t going to be hungover.”
Overjoyed with the results of the appointment, Lucy went on: “It turned out to be the most special gift to start the new year!
“Knowing my baby is healthy, growing and safe in my tummy,” she added.
Dad-to-be Ryan commented in response: “Special,” alongside a heart and prayer hands emoji, and other celebrities and friends flocked to the comments to share their support.
Fellow Essex favourite Georgia Kousoulou wrote: “Can’t wait to meet the baby.”
Strictly Come Dancing and former Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley shared a row of heart eyes emojis.
While Olivia Bowen, who just shared her own pregnancy news with husband Alex Bowen, commented the news was “amazing”.
Another friend was struck by how much the image made the baby look like Lucy and Ryan’s son Roman, who is now nearly two.
"Oh wow, you can see the resemblance to Roman," they wrote.
More and more people noticed the resemblance, with one person even saying the baby was definitely a "wee Thomas" already.
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