Simon, Derrina and Ethan have their new baby girl to pet (Photo: @simonthomastv, Instagram)
Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas and his wife Derrina have welcomed a baby girl who was born prematurely.
The TV star shared the news in an Instagram post with photos of Derrina and their little one in hospital with son Ethan, 12, from his former marriage, watching over the newborn.
It comes just a month after Simon and Derrina, who tied the knot in July 2021, announced they were expecting their first child together.
Sharing the news of their baby’s arrival, the presenter said: “Everything in life doesn’t go to plan. One moment we think we have eight weeks until our little one arrives; the next day, after Derrina quickly falls ill, we suddenly welcome into the world a very small, yet extremely precious little girl, weighing just over three pounds.
“The #neonatal team at #stokemandeville hospital were just amazing and held our hands physically and mentally through a very stressful and fear filled day yesterday. »
Simon, 49, said he felt “proud and blessed” to have a “beautiful and brave wife” in Derrina, 31, as well as a “precious son” and “now a wonderful little daughter and sister for our boy Ethan”. .
Simon revealed their ‘precious’ baby girl weighed three pounds (Picture: @simonthomastv, Instagram) Simon captured the moments shortly after their baby girl’s arrival (Picture: @simonthomastv, Instagram) Ethan was seen in supporting Derrina as she recovers in hospital (Picture: @simonthomastv, Instagram) Ethan kept a watchful eye on his little sister (Picture: @simonthomastv, Instagram)
However, he admitted: ‘We have a long way to go before we are in hospital for the next few weeks; but we have the best team around us.
‘Thank you Stoke Mandeville and thank you #nhs for being there for us and thank you God for blessing us so much as a family. #newborn #premature baby #preeclampsia #newlife.’
Simon said Derrina fell ‘quickly ill’ (Picture: @simonthomastv, Instagram)
Simon and Derrina were thrilled to reveal her pregnancy on September 3, writing in an Instagram post: “Fourteen months ago today @chrissayburn & @brittanysipling sang this beautiful blessing song over us. »
He added: “There’s another little blessing on the way…”
Referring to Ethan, Simon said: “We just know this precious boy is going to be an amazing big brother. »
Simon married Derrina in a beautiful church wedding in the summer of 2021 with Ethan as his best man.
It happened four years after his first wife and Ethan’s mother, Gemma, died after a short battle with cancer.
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