Congratulations to Chanelle Hayes, who has welcomed her first baby with boyfriend Ryan Oates. The 29-year-old, who is already a mum to son-year-old son Blakely from a previous relationship, confirmed the happy news via Instagram on Wednesday. "Ryan, Blakely and I are absolutely over the moon to announce that the new addition to our little family has arrived safely and in a perfect package," she told fans.
Chanelle Hayes has welcomed her second child, a baby boy
PE teacher Ryan also shared the announcement on his Twitter account, writing: "We are so in love with our beautiful little baby boy – Chanelle, you were incredible. What an amazing feeling, he's just perfect!"
So far, the name of the new arrival hasn't been announced. Back in March, Chanelle admitted that she and Ryan were struggling to pick a perfect moniker. "We've got a book with 10,000 baby names in and we still can't find any," the former Big Brother star told the Sun. Of their top choices, she added: "We're keeping that a secret until the baby is here.
Chanelle's partner Ryan Oates pictured with her son Blakely
"We don't know whether we’re going for traditional names or not yet. It's harder at the moment because we don't know the sex. Once we find out the sex I think we'll knuckle down."
Chanelle didn’t have an easy second pregnancy. She was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum – the same severe morning sickness that the Duchess of Cambridge suffered with. Speaking on This Morning in June, she said: "My hyperemesis has really been wiping me out. I can throw up nearly 40 times a day. I feel so sorry for my partner and my son because I’ve been so absent from their lives. I've been on a drip in hospital numerous times, it's been so awful."