Love Island’s Jess Shears and Dom Lever announced the arrival of their first child together on Saturday 5 October.
The married couple delighted fans with gorgeously intimate snaps of their newborn, with Jess, 26, sharing a close up photo of Baby Lever laying on their back and Dom, 28, sharing a photo of him carrying their new arrival in a car seat.
But, during her pregnancy, the couple had fans on tenterhooks awaiting for the arrival of their child as Jess passed her due date. And, the new parents are keeping fans guessing the sex and the name of their tot. Here’s everything we know about their new arrival so far.
Jess and Dom gave fans a happy surprise when they announced Jess was pregnant with their first child in May.
The couple shared the family news on their Instagram pages by sharing an image of two photos placed either side of an ultrasound scan.
The photo on the left of the sonogram shows Dom clutching his stomach and smiling as he looked down while the second shows Jess closing her eyes and smiling while she placed a loving hand below her bump.
Jess captioned the image: “The best is year to come,” while Dom wrote alongside the photo: “Living the dream”.
Love Island stars then rushed to congratulate the married couple including Olivia Bowen, Amber Davis and Marcel Somerville.
After breaking the news, Jess exclusively revealed to OK! online how the pair found out they were expecting. Retelling the special moment, Jess said: “We were at home. Dom was cooking in the kitchen after he got back from buying the pregnancy tests.
“We did another one and then we did another three the next day. We were like, 's**t is real'.” Dom added: “Let’s get our s**t together!”
Shortly after sharing their news with fans, Jess admitted she already “missed” her pre-pregnancy body in a candid Instagram post.
Posting a video of herself flaunting her incredible physique in a tiny bikini, she made the confession to her 1.2million followers.
Over the video of herself enjoying a holiday, she wrote: “So proud of my body growing a baby but man I miss looking like this.”
However, Jess’ pregnancy hasn’t been plain sailing as she faced criticism from fans for dying her hair while pregnant.
One fan wrote on her snap of her new balayage hair style: “You’re doing that when you’re pregnant?,” alongside a shocked face emoji. A second wrote: “You can’t dye ur hair hair while ur pregnant.”
Jess hit back by sharing a screenshot of a google search of herself asking “dying hair while pregnant”, writing: “For anyone commenting or messaging me about dying my hair. Also it’s balayage so was not on my skin.”
In August, a cryptic message from Dom seemed to hint that hit and Jess’ tot was due imminently. Sharing a photo of Jess and hr growing bump, Dom wrote: “Anytime now would be good”.
Then, a month after the cryptic post, Dom once again revealed his impatience for the arrival of his newborn by sharing a sweet video of him stroking Jess’ bump.
Captioning the video with a ticking clock emoji, the then dad to be showed his excitement for his baby to come into the world.
Later in September, Dom sparked rumours Jess was in labour when he shared a touching post of him with his dog.
Fans of the couple flocked to the comments to question if Jess was in labour, with one fan writing: “Is Jess in labour?” A second added: “Baby is here?!” While a third wrote: “Is bubba on the way??? sending positive vibes!”
But, it seems fans’ well-wishes were premature as Jess reached and passed her due date with no sign of the baby.
Mum to be Jess then appealed to fans, asking their advice on how to bring on labour and hit the gym in an attempt to try and get things moving.
But, her efforts seemed in vain as she revealed to fans she was “just waiting and waiting and waiting some more”.
Speaking to followers in a video on her Instagram story, Jess said: “What I’ve realised is that the cute part of pregnancy that everyone talks about, where it’s this magical time and you’re growing a child – that’s very short-lived.
“That’s like the second trimester just by itself. Then the third trimester is just c**p. Just waiting and waiting and waiting some more.”
As she panned the camera to an unhappy looking Dom, she then turned it back on herself and said: “Hurry up!”
On Saturday 5 October the couple announced they had welcomed their first chid together with sweet and simple posts of their new arrival.
Jess shared a gorgeous close-up photo of her baby's foot as the newborn lays on their front and simply wrote in the caption: “Baby Lever,“ with a read heart emoji.
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While, Jess' husband Dom shared a photo of him carrying their baby in a carseat and wrote: “Baby we did it,“ with a red heart emoji.
Since breaking the news to fans, Jess shared another adorable video of her with Baby Lever lying on her lap and a photo of her and Dom which she affectionately captioned: “Mum and Dad”.
Dom also publicly praised his wife for giving birth to their child, who they are yet to reveal the name of. Sharing a photo of Jess, Dom gushed: “So much respect and love for everything you’ve done,” with a red heart emoji.
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