'Enjoying the sun!' Stacey Solomon shares picture of her newborn son Leighton as she reveals her labour was 'a dream'
15:19 GMT, 29 May 2012
Stacey Solomon today treated her fans to their first glimpse of her newborn son Leighton.
The I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner shared a picture of her baby boy, as well as her older son Zachary, on her Twitter page this afternoon.
Stacey accompanied the shot, which showed both her boys kicking back in the warm weather, with the caption: 'Enjoying the sun!'
'Enjoying the sun!' Stacey Solomon today shared a picture of her newborn son Leighton and older son Zachary soaking up the sunshine
Stacey's sharing of the image comes after the 22-year-old told The Sun newspaper that giving birth to Leighton was 'a dream'.
She compared the relatively swift two and a half hour labour for Zachary to the excruciating 37-hour labour she had when she gave birth to her eldest son Zachary at the tender age of just 18.
The former X Factor contestant, who was once dubbed 'the diva from Dagenham', gave birth to the 7lbs 7oz boy at the Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Essex at 12:30pm on May 5.
She told the paper: 'I was back home and in my own bed that evening. It was as if I’d just gone to the shops and come back with a baby.'
The birth was so fast, there wasn't time to have any drugs so Stacey had a natural delivery.
Baby love: Stacey gazed at her son Leighton as she was pictured strolling in an Essex park last week
Stacey spoke for the first time about the birth after she pictured pushing her new son in a park last week.
Excruciating: Stacey had a 37-hour labour when she gave birth to son Zachary when she was just 18
Wearing a pair of white skinny jeans, it looked like the TV presenter has already lost a lot of the 2st she gained while pregnant.
Now revelling in her baby bliss, Stacey is optimistic she won't suffer from post-natal depression, as she did first time around with Zachary.
Stacey admitted she struggled after Zachary's birth in 2008. It was a difficult time for the young mum, who had split from Zachary's father Dean Cox when their baby was a few months old.
However, she fortunate enough to meet now-fianc, painter Aaron, on holiday in Greece soon after.
The couple got engaged in New York in December, shortly after Stacey announced her second pregnancy.
She admits she is hoping to see a wedding date for summer 2012 and wants a traditional Jewish wedding under a chuppah.
Although Zachary's father Dean plays an active role in their son's life, Stacey says Aaron is a great stepfather to him.
She told The Sun: 'Aaron looks at Zach the same way he looks at Leighton. It was nerve-racking for me in that respect because it would only be natural if he saw them differently but, thankfully, he treats them both the same.
'If anything, he gives Zach more attention so he doesn’t feel left out.'
Explaining her baby's name, she did admit she thought of Leyton in East London – just over 10 miles away from her hometown of Dagenham.
She told this week's Ok! magazine: 'My partner said: “Do you like Leighton, Stacey” and I thought about it and I kept thinking of the place in East London. He is taking my surname and then when me and Aaron get married then he will change his surname.'