Louise Thompson reveals she's pregnant months after devastating miscarriage and says she's 'counting our blessings'

Louise Thompson reveals she's pregnant months after devastating miscarriage and says she's 'counting our blessings'

LOUISE Thompson has announced she's pregnant and expecting a baby with her fiance Ryan Libbey.

The Made In Chelsea star, 30 says they are "counting our blessings" as she's pregnant just months after suffering a devastating miscarriage earlier this year.

Louise said that she's now at a "hopeful milestone" after her 12 week scan and decided to share the news as her petite 5ft frame can't hide her baby bump any longer.

She told fans on Instagram that her pregnancy has been "challenging" so far and that she hasn't "documented" her journey at all.

"I’ve hardly taken any pictures or videos for fear that something might happen," she explained.

"Also I’ve also felt like A**. I never knew that fatigue or ‘flatness’ like this existed in pregnancy.

"There are 0 before and after snaps, no week to week transformations or fun reveal videos with friends and family leading a trail of buns to an oven, instead there is a drawer filled with 10000000x billion gazillion pregnancy tests (shameless and expensive) and some sensitive conversations where we try not to get too excited."

The understandably nervous mum-to-be said she thinks her fiance Ryan has found her latest pregnancy even harder to cope with emotionally.

"I’m definitely lucky to have such a sensitive partner and I feel safe in the knowledge that you are going to be the best dad in the world," she said.

"Now we’ve reached this hopeful milestone ??? i am really pleased to be able to share our lovely news with you all ?.

"I want to try to relax a smidge and to be able to enjoy the journey as I’m informed it will be over in a flash."

Louise explained she's already had "comments" about her growing baby bump and couldn't hide it any longer.

"The truth is I might have waited a little longer to share but I don’t think I could have hidden the news for much longer because there is absolutely ZERO room left in this 5ft short torso for a growing bump except to push MASSIVELY outwards which means it’s becoming very hard to hide… I’ve already received a few comments," she said.

"I already resemble a wide load vehicle (Ryan’s words not mine and incidentally exactly the kind of humour I need to get me through the next 6 months).

"Now that it’s out in the open I’d love to be able to ask for your advice when I need it as there are so many things happening to my body that NO ONE TALKS ABOUT ??.

"Hormones are a thing of absolute madness and pregnancy coupled with ulcerative colitis has been a major killjoy and particularly anxiety inducing. Who’s experienced it?

"I’ve always been a firm believer that women are superhuman for what they put up with and now I have even more reason to stand by that.

"Despite feeling a bit all over the place mentally and physically, I don’t want to come across as negative, I feel an immense sense of gratitude for this gift and I want to remain sensitive to those that are still on their fertility journey."

Back in March, Louise told fans speaking about her miscarriage was "one of the hardest things I've ever done".

She thanked fans for their support as she struggled with "a level of pain [she] never experienced before".

In a long post on Instagram alongside pictures of her dogs, she wrote: "I just wanted to say A BIG FAT THANK YOU for all your heartfelt messages, honestly i'm a bit overwhelmed.

"I have to be honest it was probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. A bunch of you know that I have struggled with public speaking in the past, so that, coupled with opening up about an issue and a level of pain i've never experienced before was very daunting, but i'm happy I shared because of the positive impact it had.

"The truth is I believe it's really important to show that we're not always 100% stoic, hard as nails, balls to the wall strong, independent women!

"We might be fiercely independent (of men), but we definitely need a community in order to function – Us humans are social creatures. I hate to admit it but sometimes the tools in the toolkit aren't enough – only good old fashioned talking/listening and sharing advice with one another will do the trick.

"It's also often easier to listen to the voices of others than the voice in our own head.

"Let’s face it we all have issues and that's what makes us interesting. Being faced with problems is an ongoing opportunity.

"If you recognise that something makes you feel like shit, it means you have the opportunity to learn about yourself.

Louise and Ryan got engaged in 2018 after meeting in 2011 during a PT session.

Opening up about the miscarriage, the reality star said: "I don't know why I feel the need to keep justifying this post, I definitely don't, I think I'm a bit scared because it's so raw and slightly out of my comfort zone. I guess it's also because there is no easy way to say it, nor any way to sugar coat it, but earlier this year we lost our baby and it was HARD.

"I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH.

"From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating.

"I had no idea that it was possible to love someone that I'd never met quite SO MUCH.

"From the moment I saw the lines on the pregnancy test I started to build an emotional connection and my whole world changed, and for that to be taken away was devastating.

Before sharing some charities which had helped her, she concluded: "It just wasn't meant to be, and hopefully, it will create space for something beautiful in the future.⁣"

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