Chanelle Hayes confirms the birth of her second son with sweet Instagram snap

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Chanelle Hayes has taken to Instagram to announce the birth of her second child.

The 29-year-old TV personality, who is already mum to seven-year-old Blakely with footballer Matthew Bates, shared a sweet typography snap with her 73.2k followers to confirm the happy news.

'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 on Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 1:34am. ❤️ #ThreeBecomesFour 👨👩👦👦,' she wrote in the accompanying caption.

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Fans were quick to pass on their congratulations, with one commenting: 'Congratulations my angel. Love to you all xxx 💜😇💜' while another said: 'Huge congratulations to you all, now the fun starts 👶🏻🍼'

One eagle-eyed fan even spotted her lack of interaction, leading them to speculate that she might be in labour: 'Congratulations ☺ did wonder as no tweets yesterday!'

Chanelle's other half, Ryan Oates, also went on to share his excitement at his new baby boy.

The proud dad wrote: 'We are so in love with our beautiful little baby boy - @chanellejhayes you were incredible. What an amazing feeling, he's just perfect!'

Chanelle who has been with boyfriend Ryan Oates, a PE teacher since April, has spoken openly and honestly about the struggles she faced during her second pregnancy.

The new mum-of-two admitted that she was already overweight and unhappy with her appearance when she learned she was expecting.

'It is horrible, you just feel massive and huge,' she explained during an appearance on This Morning. 'Especially when I felt big anyway beforehand.'

She also confided that she had been suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness which had resulted in her being sick up to 40 times per day.

She even appeared a little worse for wear on the couch, admitting she felt 'terrible', with a sick bucket to hand.


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