Belinda Owusu has revealed that she has given birth to her first child, which she shares with her 10-year-old partner, Michael Mackin.
The 31-year-old actress, who played Libby Fox in EastEnders and portrayed Nicky McKendrick in Holby City, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share her good news.
Sharing a photo of her little one as they rested on her chest, she said she was experiencing a “sleep deprived paradise” with the little one.
Congratulations: Belinda Owusu revealed on Tuesday that she had given birth to her first child and said she was in a “sleep deprived paradise” after welcoming her baby into the world
Belinda also used arrows in the photo to point at her baby’s arm, saying, “That’s the chunky little arm for me.”
The soap opera star has yet to reveal her baby’s gender or name to the public, she last appeared in Holby City at the end of March and it’s unclear when she might return to the show. program.
Belinda announced that she was expecting her first child when she was 40 weeks pregnant with a post in February.
She took to Instagram to show off her long-term bump, shocking fans with the announcement after keeping her pregnancy a secret.
Doting mother: The actress played Libby Fox in EastEnders and portrayed Nicky McKendrick Holby City (pictured)
Looking casual in comfy sweatshirts, the soap star smiled broadly as she posed makeup-free in the post.
Gushing about her child, Belinda wrote in the caption, “Ready when you are, kid # 40weeks!” “
When she made the announcement, her Holby City pals flocked to Instagram to congratulate her on the news, her co-star Chizzy Akulolu wrote below: “I can’t wait. Let me know if you need Dr Mo by your side!
Dawn Steele, who plays Ange Godard, commented: “Hurry uuuuuupppp – you look amazing B! “
“Ready when you’re a kid!” Belinda announced that she was expecting her first child when she was 40 weeks pregnant with a post in February
First-time parents: Belinda shares baby with 10-year-old partner Michael Mackin
Laila Rouass, who also stars in medical drama as Sahira Shah, wrote: “Superb mom xx! “
Fans were shocked to hear the news, with one writing: “Oh WOW Congratulations! “
Another posted: “Oh my congratulations! “
A third wrote: “Congratulations! Sending full of love! ‘
Co-stars: When she made the announcement, her Holby City pals flocked to Instagram to congratulate her on the news
Another wrote: “Wow you kept your silence, congratulations! ”
At the time, many also questioned how her character’s storyline on Holby City tied to her actual pregnancy, having assumed that was only part of the plot.
‘Wow !! Was that your real baby in Holby when you scanned your stomach back then? Congratulations girl !! ‘ we asked.
Another posted: “Congratulations !! I didn’t know you were pregnant, I thought it was just your character. It’s incredible !! ‘
BBC Star: At the time, many also questioned how her character’s script on Holby City tied to her actual pregnancy, having assumed that was only part of the plot.