Stacey Solomon 'on a high' as she gives update on birth of new baby

The TV star said her home birth was so nice and she feels very lucky.

Stacey Solomon arrives at a screening of The Flight Attendant season 2 at The Cinema at Selfridges, London ahead of its release on Thursday May 26 on NOW and Sky Max. Picture date: Tuesday May 24, 2022. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Stacey Solomon shared an update on how she was feeling after her home birth. (Getty Images)

Stacey Solomon has said she feels "on a high" after her home birth, as she thanked fans for their congratulations on the arrival of her new baby daughter.

The Loose Women star – who in December 2022 made the surprise announcement she was pregnant with her fifth child, due in January 2023 – announced she had welcomed a new baby girl with husband Joe Swash over the weekend.

Solomon, 33, said in a video on her Instagram stories: "I feel really good. Thank you so much for asking. Loads of you have asked how I feel and if I'm okay.

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"I feel a little bit on a high, the birth was so nice I feel so lucky.

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"I'm just trying to soak it all in because Rose being so little, this was her a year ago. She's a constant reminder of how quick things go and how quickly things change. So I am just trying to soak in every second."

The Sort Your Life Out presenter also revealed she was breastfeeding the new baby through the night, saying: "Icy water and chocolate are getting me through,"

Solomon welcomed daughter Rose, her third child and second with Swash, 41, in October 2021.

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash are co-parents to six children together. (Getty Images)

The reality TV star's children all share her blonde hair and so she admitted she was surprised when the new baby arrived with a full head of thick dark hair.

She said: "Loads of you have been making me laugh you're like where did that hair come from? We don't know! I literally pulled her out and I'm like 'Joe, she's got hair!' She's nearly got more hair than Rose and it's really dark. She's just amazing."

Newborn babies are born with varying amounts of hair which most tend to lose over the first three to six months before they grow new hair.

Later she shared a video of three-year-old son Rex looking at his new baby sister as she lay in her crib.

Solomon said: "Rex is in love, he loves to stare at her and touch her nose. Rose is obsessed too. I can't describe this feeling, our hearts are so full."

Announcing the birth in an Instagram post of the new baby she had said: "She’s Here. Our beautiful, daughter born at home with all of your brothers and sister ready to snuggle you forever and ever. You literally flew into our world. And none of us can quite believe your thick dark head of hair that we just can’t get over. We can’t believe your here."

Solomon and Swash are co-parents to Swash's son Harry, 15, Solomon's sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10, from two previous relationships, as well as three-year-old son Rex and one-year-old daughter Rosie.

Stacey Solomon and Michelle Kennedy host a festive lunch for mothers to celebrate the untold stories of motherhood on December 03, 2019 in Essex, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images for The Peanut App)
Stacey Solomon has five children. (Getty Images for The Peanut App)

The couple first met Solomon in 2010 when she won ITV jungle reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! which the soap star had won in 2008.

But it was in 2016 when they worked together on spin-off show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! NOW! that they entered into a romantic relationship.

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They became engaged on Christmas Eve 2020 and married at their home Pickle Cottage in Essex on 25 July 2022.