Pregnant YouTube star Zoe Sugg shares a sweet belly photo with daughter Ottilie, two, documenting her first trimester when she felt “nightmare” anxiety attacks
YouTube star Zoe Sugg shared a sweet snap of her tummy with her daughter Ottilie, two, on Monday – as she opened up about her first trimester anxiety.
Zoella, 33, showed off her changing shape in a gray midi dress while her toddler gently touched her tummy.
As she captioned the picture, “Love for big sister is already starting!” as she captured the adorable moment.
She later detailed in a separate post how the first trimester of her pregnancy went after her “anxiety attacks” swept over her.
She shared a series of candid snaps in the post, including more of her bump in the mirror, a day with messy hair and more cute pics of Ottilie.
Expecting: YouTube star Zoe Sugg shared a sweet snap of her baby bump with her daughter Ottilie, two, on Monday – as she opened up about her first trimester fears
Hart: Later, in a separate post, she described what the first trimester of her pregnancy was like after her “anxiety attacks” hit her
The blonde beauty wrote in the caption: “Journals for the first trimester. Between those weeks my anxiety had swept over me.
“Somehow I had unconsciously put myself in a constant, high level of anxiety that I just couldn’t control, which resulted in me choking on nothing every day.”
She continued, “The fact that my body reacts to high levels of anxiety with misery feels like a joke considering I suffer from emetephobia, but there we have it.” This coupled with pregnancy symptoms and my phobia felt like living in a blurry nightmare for a few weeks.
“I talked to my therapist and we made a plan and every day I forced myself to do the simplest everyday things that I couldn’t do anymore.” I even dreaded going to the bathroom and there was a restricted area downstairs.”
She concluded by saying, “It wasn’t good…over time I was able to let go of my fears and do more and more things without gagging or panicking.” (I talked about this in more detail in my vlog out Sunday.’
Earlier this month, Zoe announced that she is expecting her second child with partner Alfie Deyes, two years after the couple gave birth to their baby girl.
The popular influencer confirmed the news via an Instagram reel, revealing she’s five months pregnant and expecting to give birth later this year.
Under the caption of her post, she wrote, “Our family is growing!” “Little girl joining us in December.”
Pregnancy: She shared a number of candid snaps in the post, including more of her bump in the mirror, a day with messy hair, and more cute pics of Ottilie
Honestly, the blonde beauty wrote in the caption, “First trimester journals.” Between those weeks, my anxiety had swept over me.
Health: She added, “I had somehow unconsciously put myself in a constant, high state of anxiety that I just couldn’t control, which ended up choking on me every day.”
Opening: She continued, “The fact that my body responds to high levels of fear with misery feels like a joke considering I suffer from emetephobia, but there we have it.”
Sugg also shared the baby’s first ultrasound scans in a short video, in which Alfie and daughter Ottilie Rue could be seen kissing her mother on the stomach.
Celebrity friends were quick to congratulate the couple and Made In Chelsea star Louise Thompson posted: ‘Oh congratulations darling!!! ‘The loveliest family.’
Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell, girlfriend of Zoella’s younger brother Joe, added, “So exciting.”
Elsewhere, Loose Women panelist Stacey Solomon wrote, “Awww… congratulations Zoe.”
The news came after Zoe gave birth to a baby girl with boyfriend Alfie in 2021.
The influencer revealed on Instagram that she welcomed her lucky bundle, Ottilie Rue, after first announcing she was pregnant five months earlier in March.
Alongside the first picture of her newborn daughter, she wrote: ‘Here she is!’ Meet Ottilie Rue Deyes.’
Zoe shared the news after openly documenting her pregnancy on her YouTube channel as she and Alfie prepare to become parents for the first time.
Good news: Earlier this month, Zoe announced that she is expecting her second child with partner Alfie Deyes, two years after the couple gave birth to their baby girl