Brooke Vincent has shared an update on her pregnancy, having announced in November that she is expecting baby number two.The ex Coronation Street s
Brooke Vincent has shared an update on her pregnancy, having announced in November that she is expecting baby number two.
The ex Coronation Street star, 28, shared a snap to Instagram, cradling her blossoming bump, in an all-black leisurewear ensemble.
She looked glowing as she proudly smiled for the camera, her brunette tresses falling around her features.
Glowing: Brooke Vincent shared a snap to Instagram, cradling her blossoming bump, in an all-black leisurewear ensemble
She captioned the snap: ‘I’ve found this pregnancy completely different to my last. The change from being pregnant in 2019 to 2021 has been nothing short of drastic.
‘The fact nothing is the same at the moment is just horrible… talks of partners not being able to come to scans, the uncertainty around birth plans… everything is just up in the air and it’s really hard to make sense of it all.’
Brooke – who welcomed her first child, a son called Mexx, with her footballer partner Kean Bryan, 24, in October 2019 – went on to reveal she has been using an app to chat to other mothers in the same boat.
‘One thing I have found really helpful is the @peanut app, a place where mums can connect, chat and get advice from other women at a similar stage in life.
Reaching out: Brooke has shared an update on her pregnancy, having announced in November that she is expecting baby number two
‘It was amazing when I first started to wean Mexx but also now when I’m unsure of things. I just search for what’s bothering me and I can see loads of others have already spoken about it!
‘9 times out of 10 in motherhood, somebody has either been through it or are going through it themselves. If you’re a mum, expecting or trying to conceive, I would definitely recommend @peanut.
‘It’s a safe place to find support, it doesn’t matter if it’s on the pandemic, birth plans, feeding, weaning, or sleeping, it is so helpful. Happy Chatting.
‘If last year proved anything, it’s that we can get through anything!’
Brooke told OK! last year that she is in her second trimester and is due next spring.
Brooke revealed she is pregnant with her second baby a year after having son Mexx, (pictured) and said: ‘it’s a perk having them so close together’
Brooke said: ‘It’s a perk having them together and growing together – that’s what I really wanted’
Brooke said she’s not experiencing morning sickness and feel relaxed this time around, saying: ‘I’m quite chilled about it. I’m really lucky with Mexx, because he’s a good baby.
‘But I just think to myself, “You don’t have any other option!” So if he’s up all night crying, I can’t give him to anyone, so I have to just deal with it.
‘It’s a perk having them together and growing together – that’s what I really wanted.’
Brooke said that she is not a soppy person but the thought of Mexx being a big brother makes her want to cry.
Changing shapes: Brooke confessed she was shocked when she did not snap back into shape after giving birth to her son Mexx last year
Happy family: The soap star who welcomed her son Mexx with footballer Kean in October
She also told the publication she found out she was pregnant when she was five weeks along and has decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret.
She is pregnant as the same time as her on-screen sister Helen Flanagan, who played Rosie Webster.
The actress has confessed she was shocked when she did not snap back into shape after giving birth to her son Mexx last year.
After welcoming the baby in October with footballer Kean Bryan, the Coronation Street legend who has appeared on the soap since she was 11, admitted she was expecting to shed weight quickly yet was shocked at the outcome.
Appearing alongside the tot on Loose Women in August, Brooke made the candid confession about her body and her changing shape – something she had previously touched on in a widely-praised Instagram.
After welcoming Mexx last year, she confessed that after his arrival she was not expecting her body to change in the way it did.
She said: ‘A lot of my friends had children in the past and it’s just one of those things that wasn’t spoken about, you didn’t know you have a baby then however long to get back into your jeans…
‘Katy Perry put something on Instagram this morning five days after giving birthday. You just presume your stomach is going to go down because the baby is out and not inside you’.
She confessed of her pregnancy diet: ‘I have a few months of Deliveroo still knocking about for not bouncing back, one of those things i wasn’t really aware of’.
Talk then turned to an Instagram post shared in November in which she detailed the pressures of motherhood in a candid message.
She admitted she was in tears as she struggled to fit into 23 of her pre-pregnancy outfits while planning to have her ‘first cocktail in 11 months’ with her partner.
The Manchester native started off her note by revealing she was gearing up to enjoy her first date night since giving birth to Mexx, but opted to stay at home as she felt like a ‘completely different person’.
Brooke explained: ‘Tonight I was supposed to look completely different, I was supposed to be dressed up, hair and make up done ready to eat some nice food and maybe have my first cocktail in 11 months with Kean.
‘Our first time away from Mexx for an hour or two, instead I look like this. I look like this because I naively thought that 4 weeks after my baby I would be in all my old clothes looking exactly like I did before I got pregnant.’ [sic]
The thespian confessed she was ‘ashamed’ as she struggled to fit into nearly two dozen of her old clothes, before comparing herself to fellow working mothers.
Discussing the post on the show, she said: ‘I’m still struggling to breathe in these jeans they are so tight! When I posted that picture, me and my boyfriend were going out for couple hours without Mexx…
‘I thought I’ve got clothes now, I can pop my self back into clothes, it wasn’t the case. even baggy stuff wasn’t baggy, my waist had changed. When I put them on Insta it’s after I’ve doubted with them in my own head…
‘I didn’t put the post up for people to say you look mailing, it’s to understand, must be so normal as never spoke about’.
Open and honest: After welcoming Mexx last year, she confessed that after his arrival she was not expecting her body to change in the way it did