Via Instagram, she posted a snap of their little newborn chap fast asleep as she confirmed the new arrival's name and shared a detailed caption chronicling the complications involved with his birth.
"Hello everyone, this post isn't an easy one for me to write," Thompson wrote in the post.
"I have so many things that I want to say but at the same time I'm struggling to find the words to explain what has happened to me and my family so for now I will keep it quite simple. The reason I have been absent for weeks is because I have been very unwell.
"5 weeks ago I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy Leo-Hunter Libbey weighing in at 7lbs. Unfortunately it wasn't the easiest start for either of us. One ended up in NICU and the other ended up in ICU," she continued.
"Whilst Leo made a fairly quick recovery, I have been recovering in hospital for a month with various serious complications.
"In all honesty I never imagined that so many bad things could happen to me, but to dance with death twice brings a whole new view of the world – a stark reminder of how short and sacred life really is."
She went on to tell her followers: "The reality is that I am in a bit of a strange place mentally and physically and I might be for a while, but that's just part of me now and part of my recovery.
"It's not going to be easy or linear but thankfully I am being offered some very valuable psychological help and the good news is that I'm starting to experience some good hours as well as bad ones. (Sometimes living hour by hour is your only option)."
Louise went on to confirm that she was given the green light to return home before Christmas, adding: "For the first time in a month I actually see a future where I get to live peacefully on this earth with my son.
"I can't wait to start our new journey together as a family of 3 and to start bonding little baby Leo."
The reality TV star also shared a quick update – as well as some adorable new photos of Leo-Hunter – after Christmas, writing: "LH, you are our little miracle baby.
"You are blessed with daddy's beautiful blue eyes and I love you to pieces. Despite the daily struggles, you [are] my proudest achievement… it is also a small miracle that I was able to roll out of bed to throw on a frock and a smudge of makeup, but it was your first Christmas and we had lots to be grateful for."
Made in Chelsea airs on E4.
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