Chantelle Houghton gushes about her baby girl for the first time since she gave birth


'She's so beautiful!' Chantelle Houghton gushes about her little girl for the first time since she gave birth

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08:01 GMT, 19 June 2012

We've not had a name or many details about the birth of Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid's new addition.

But today, the reality TV star spoke for the first time about her baby daughter and gushed: 'She's so beautiful!'

Writing in her column for New! magazine, she said she was so happy that she had finally given birth.

Gushing: Chantelle Houghton, seen here ten days before giving birth, said her little girl was 'so beautiful'

Gushing: Chantelle Houghton, seen here ten days before giving birth, said her little girl was 'so beautiful'

The 28-year-old wrote: 'I'm so happy and excited my baby is finally here!

'In the days leading up to the birth, I had been waking up at 5.30am worrying about it – I was so frightened. I had a hospital appointment last Tuesday and they told me her head was engaged.

'At that point the doctor actually decided against giving me an internal examination because she didn't want me to freak out if she had to tell me that my cervix was opening!'

Proud parents: Chantelle and fianc Alex Reid welcomed their daughter into the world on Father's Day

Proud parents: Chantelle and fianc Alex Reid welcomed their daughter into the world on Father's Day

Read the full story in this week's new! magazine out today

Read the full story in this week's new! magazine out today

But Chantelle said she thought it was funny because she had been waiting so long to meet her little girl – but then didn't want to go through with the birth.

She said: 'A month ago I couldn't wait to have the baby as I was fed up of being pregnant but, as my due date got nearer, I decided I was actually happy for her to stay in there for a bit longer!'

Chantelle gave birth to her and fianc Alex Reid's first child on Sunday, which also happened to be Father's Day.

Alex took to his Twitter page that afternoon and wrote: 'I'm delighted to announce the arrival of my
beautiful baby daughter early this morning. Both mother and baby doing
well.

'This really is the most amazing day ever for the 3 of us. Life isn't good,it's great. I love my girls so much. Happy ecstatic fathers day! X'

Read the full story in this week's new! magazine out today