TV favourite Natalie Pinkham has made a surprise New Year announcement in HELLO! magazine that she is expecting a baby girl in June.
Seeing in the New Year in Barbados with her businessman husband Owain Walbyoff, 32, and their 11-month-old son Wilf, Natalie has revealed that she has more reason than most to celebrate.
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"I can't believe that so soon after having Wilf I am pregnant again!" the 37-year-old sports presenter tells HELLO!. "I feel so lucky and blessed. I always wanted a little brother or sister for Wilf, but didn’t expect to get pregnant so quickly! I only did the pregnancy test to rule it out because I honestly thought…this can't be why I'm feeling a bit funny! When I saw it was positive, I nearly fell off my chair!" says Natalie as she also reveals that in the early stage of her pregnancy she had been expecting twins but sadly lost one of the babies.
"The first two months were a real roller coaster. We had this strange phase of not knowing if we there would be two babies or one or none." They were told by the doctor that only one of their babies would make it. "So it was a really emotional time," says Natalie, who has decided to talk about her experience, revealing that her mother and great-grandmother were also twins whose siblings did not survive.
But she adds, "It's nature's way and it is sad. My dad put it in a lovely way and said: "One has made way for the other."
Now as she looks ahead to the birth of her daughter, she tells HELLO!, "I am just loving being a mum. This last year has been the best of my life, Now we’ve got another exciting year to come. I couldn’t be happier."
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