Rachel Riley has given fans an exciting new update! The Countdown host – who welcomed her first child with her husband Pasha Kovalev on 15 December – has revealed how their little girl is now trying to stand on her two feet and has started to grow her first teeth.
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Replying to a Twitter follower, who asked how her family was doing, proud mum Rachel replied: "One of us is trying to run about and popping out some more teeth! The others enjoying watching her."
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It's hardly surprising that Maven has reached this new milestone as babies tend to grow their teeth from six months old. They tend to also start walking from nine months.
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The sweet update comes days after Strictly star Rachel revealed she has resumed filming Countdown, taking her little girl with her! She shared a behind-the-scenes snapshot, and revealed that little Maven really had stolen the show. The photo showed Rachel sat in her dressing room, having her hair done, while her seven-month-old sat on her knee.
Maven looked adorable in a little white hat, a baby-gro decorated with a blue fish print, and a baby blue cardigan. Rachel wrote: "So much socially distanced cooing going on at @C4Countdown this week."
Little Maven is growing a set of teeth
Prior to filming the post-lockdown episodes, Rachel spoke in a Q&A in June about returning to work, and admitted it would feel like the end of a second maternity leave. "I did five days of filming since I had the baby, I was ready to get back and was looking for a childminder and then it [lockdown] all happened," she shared.
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"So now I've been at home, looking after the baby so it will be strange. It will be like the end of a maternity leave but she will be upstairs waiting for me. Between shows, I will go and feed her and play, find a new normal."
"Everything revolves around the baby at the moment, she is six months old," Rachel further explained. "We're actually quite fortunate in a way because I was supposed to be back at work, I went back to Countdown and filmed two blocks because we film in three day sets up in Manchester and I live in London, so we're kind of up and down."
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