All the adorable pictures from Lucy Mecklenburgh’s pregnancy as she welcomes her first child with Ryan Thomas

All the adorable pictures from Lucy Mecklenburgh’s pregnancy as she welcomes her first child with Ryan Thomas

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas have finally welcomed their first child into the world, sharing the news with her fans.

The 28 year old new mum, who recently showed off the incredible nursery she has created for her little boy, and Ryan, 35, made the announcement on Instagram with a black and white photo of their child’s little hand wrapped around Lucy’s finger.

She captioned the snap: “Roman Ravello Thomas,” followed by a blue heart emoji.

In the last few days of her pregnancy the former The Only Way is Essex star tried every old wives’ tale under the sun in a bid to kickstart labour, updating her followers along the way.

And when she suddenly went quiet fans began speculating that their son was on his way, which was confirmed on Thursday 12 March by Lucy.

Here OK! Online takes a look back at all the adorable moments from Lucy’s first pregnancy, including her baby shower which was exclusively covered by OK!

Pregnancy announcement

Just weeks after revealing they were engaged on a romantic trip to Italy the loved-up couple announced they were expecting their first child together.

Last Christmas as a family of two

Lucy and Ryan celebrated their last Christmas as just the two of them with cute snaps of Ryan cradling his other half’s baby bump.

Baby shower

Lucy celebrated her baby shower with all her family and friends which was exclusively covered by OK! Magazine. The reality star was glowing as she chose a blue dress to match the theme for the shower.

Nursery

Lucy has been keeping her followers updated on the transformation on her nursery for her first child. Sharing that she had gone with an animal theme, keeping the colour scheme neutral.

4D scan

In the new year Lucy shared a 4D scan of her unborn baby boy, showing the tot covering up his face with his hands in the womb

Lydia pregnancy

Lucy hasn’t been alone in her pregnancy journey either, her BFF Lydia Bright has also gone on the same journey just recently announcing the birth of her daughter.

Cravings

During a question and answer session on Instagram, Lucy shared a snap of herself snacking on treats as she revealed she had gained nearly three stone during her pregnancy encouraging other mums to "give yourself a break".

Nesting overload

Lucy said she was determined to be prepared for her first baby and went into "nesting overload" as she called it, by labelling and packing up her hospital bag for when she went into labour.

Baby scan

During one of her baby scans Lucy’s son kept "hiding" away from the camera. The couple also shared that they had already chosen the name of their son but were keeping it secret.

Bump

Lucy has shared regular snaps of her baby bump as its grown along the way, pictures back in December during a babymoon the mum-to-be looked far along.

Workouts

Lucy admitted she struggled to make it to the gym as much as she would have liked during her pregnancy but has maintained a healthy lifestyle in the meantime. She share this snap early on of Ryan caressing her bump.

Best friends

Lucy had all her closest friends to join her at her baby shower in February, and was joined by her BFF Lydia just weeks before she gave birth.

Ready to pop

Lucy has been documenting her attempts at going into labour after waiting patiently for her son to arrive, trying out hot curries, loud music, and other old midwives tales.

Light weights

Lucy kept herself busy while waiting to give birth, sharing this cute snap of her large bump as she attempted to pick up the light weights for a workout.

Lucy gives birth

Lucy announced she’d given birth on Thursday 12 March, sharing a black and white photo to Instagram, writing: "Roman Ravello Thomas," followed by a blue heart emoji.

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