New mum in love
For someone who loves sharing on social media, Jacqueline Jossa has gone uncharacteristically quiet. But it’s not surprising, given that she and Dan Osborne have just brought their newborn daughter Ella home.
Born one day after Valentine’s, on Sunday 15 February, Ella is “perfect” according to Jacqueline. And amid all the feeding, burping and changing nappies, the EastEnders star did manage to tweet 3 swirling heart emojis. We can only guess that they represent her little family: mum Jacqueline, dad Dan and baby Ella. Cool.
Jacqueline did a great job of keeping us updated on her pregnancy including some candid pictures. Click through to see her pregnancy diary…
October: first baby bump selfie
When Jacqueline shared her first baby-bump selfie, she didn’t do the whole glam-up-to-the-nines thing like a regular celeb. Instead, she kept it low-key and refreshingly normal by wearing a cosy grey and pink onesie.
November: growing baby bump
Posing in a white high-neck top for a selfie in November, the 22-year-old lays a hand on the top of her bump to show off its shape. “Our little Baby bump #excited,” she tweeted.
November: night out with the girls
While she was on a girls’ night out with her besties, Jacqueline’s friends couldn’t wait to feel the bump.
“All the girlies and #bump,” she commented.
December: EastEnders castmate touches bump
Jacqueline’s EastEnders co-star – who plays screen on-off boyfriend Peter Beale – was clearly curious about her growing baby bump. While filming a scene for the soap, the actress, who plays Lauren Branning, was pictured with actor Ben Hardy, as he gingerly reaches out to touch her bump. Luckily, it looks like Jacqueline was very happy with Ben’s hands-on approach!
January: baby shower
At her baby shower in January, Jacqueline revealed the sex of her unborn baby… a girl! Pictures of her pink-themed baby shower flooded Twitter and Instagram.
January: final baby countdown
Jacqueline didn’t have long to go before her baby was born, so she stayed home to enjoy the peace and quiet. Wearing some rather stylish pyjamas and a slinky dressing gown, Jac puts a hand on her bump.
“I am too cosy right now!” she commented on the selfie.
February: bump painting
Jacqueline tried bump painting – and had a Kinder Surprise painted on her bump with a picture of her baby girl popping out of the top. Her boyfriend Dan Osborne even tried to take a bite. Hmmm – awkward pregnancy photo, anyone?