Katie Piper has celebrated exciting news this past Father’s Day, as she shared her excitement to be expecting baby number 2!
The 33-year-old is already mum to adorable Belle, who is now two. But she revealed that she’ll be expanding her brood with husband Richard Sutton, whilst pay tribute to her other half in a sweet Instagram post.
The post revealed a gorgeous snap of her on the cover of Hello! magazine debuting her tiny bump. The picture was shared alongside the caption “’I’m so excited to tell you all next Father’s Day my husband will be celebrating with two children!!”
The philanthropist and author also spoke about how different her pregnancy is with baby number 2. She said, “Becoming a mum has enriched my life in ways I never imagined and I feel so thankful to be experiencing that again.
“I have felt really nauseous and tired with this pregnancy and don’t recall it being that way with Belle. But I don’t want to sound like I’m moaning because we’re over the moon and really excited.”
Katie also admitted the constant speculation from family and friends over whether she’d have another child has been difficult.
She said, “I’ve been asked so many times if we were planning to have another child.
“The truth is, we were trying for about a year and a half, but that’s such a private and emotional thing when you’re going through it.”
So is Katie hoping for another girl to add to the Piper household? She admitted that, “I really don’t have a preference, but I have a special bond with my own sister Suzy, who’s also pregnant, so another girl would be lovely.”
But it seems hubby of two years Richard might feel differently, as Katie revealed he was keen on having another man in the house. She told the mag how Richard would “love a son to play football with” – but of course, that both will be “thrilled either way.”
Her previous pregnancy struggles…
The heart-warming news comes after Katie previously admitted she feared she wouldn’t be able to have more children due to health problems.
Following her traumatic acid attack, in 2015 Katie revealed that health problems could keep her from conceiving naturally.
She told The Mirror, ‘I got pregnant with Belle really easily, but now I’ve got a problem with my oesophagus.
She even revealed that she anticipated having to adopt instead of being able to conceive naturally. “There aren’t enough vitamins to help me make a baby. That is why I have become so skinny. I think adopting is the best option.”
“There are a lot of kids with burns and parents who have neglected them, and I would like to adopt, to give back a little.”
We’re thrilled that Katie will be welcoming another member to the family. But will it be a boy or girl? Tell us your predictions in the comments below!