Josh Wright and his wife Hollie Kane announced they welcomed their second child 12 weeks early and opened up about the “scary” time.
Footballer Josh, 33, the brother of Mark and Jess Wright, and his wife of four years took to Instagram on Friday to confirm the birth of their son.
In a lengthy caption, Holly explained that they welcomed their “beautiful baby boy” on Feb. 11, describing an “emotional” two weeks since his early birth.
Josh’s sister Jess also took to her Instagram Stories to share what a “scary” time it had been for her family after the baby boy was born at just 28 weeks.
Josh and Holly announced the birth of their son and shared photos of their newborn, who was born in an incubator at the hospital weighing 2.4 pounds.
Baby boy: Josh Wright and wife Hollie Kane announced that they welcomed their second child 12 weeks early
Family: Josh, 33, the brother of Mark and Jess Wright, and wife Hollie (pictured with eldest son Joshua James) took to Instagram on Friday to confirm the birth of their second son
The parents lovingly placed their hands on the little one’s head in one photo, while another showed the baby boy sleeping on Holly’s chest.
A final photo showed their eldest child Joshua James, aged 12 months, watching his younger brother as he lay in the incubator.
In a caption, Hollie confirmed that their baby now “looks healthy,” while thanking the medical staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
She admitted it had been a “really scary and emotional” few weeks, but gushed about how much she loves her baby boy, whose name has not yet been revealed.
Hollie wrote, “At 28 weeks, 12 weeks early, our beautiful baby boy was born on 23.11.06 at 6:08 am and weighed 2.4 pounds.”
“We are certainly surprised but we can’t thank @princessalexandranhs midwives, nurses, doctors and everyone involved enough for making what was such a difficult time a little easier, you have been truly wonderful.
“The past two weeks have been manic to say the least, along with very scary and emotional, but all we can hope for is that our ray of sunshine keeps getting better and stronger, ready to come home for the next few months.
“Our baby boy looks healthy and we just couldn’t love him anymore.
Newborn: Photos from the hospital shared in the post, one picture showed the baby boy, whose name has not been revealed, sleeping on Holly’s chest
Brotherly love: A final photo showed their eldest child Joshua James, aged 12 months, looking at his younger brother as he lay in the incubator
Tough times: In a lengthy caption, Holly explained that they welcomed their “beautiful baby boy” on Feb. 11, describing an “emotional” two weeks since his birth
“To our family, friends and loved ones who have stood by our side, you know you mean everything to us and we can’t wait for you to meet him.
“Life brings unexpected things and can be hard at times but as they say remember there will always be a happy ending if you are willing to fight for it and he certainly seems to be a fighter…. You have this son.
“Ps your big brother is waiting for you.”
Former TOWIE star Jess, 37, took to her Instagram Stories to share the post, reflecting on what a “scary” time it had been for her younger brother Josh.
She wrote, “Terribly scary weeks when this little cutie was born 12 weeks early but he is fighting strong and I can’t wait to meet my new baby nephew thank goodness.
“Auntie already loves you beyond words, just like she loves your big brother. See you soon little man.’
Ebbsfleet United midfielder Josh and his wife Hollie confirmed they were expecting their second child together on Christmas Day.
They shared a video of their ultrasound hung on their Christmas tree, then gave it to little Joshua.
Hollie then got up to show off her blossoming baby bump and rocked it proudly as she stood in front of the tree.
‘Scary’: Former TOWIE star Jess, 37, also took to her Instagram Stories to share the post, reflecting on what a ‘scary’ time it had been for her younger brother Josh
Siblings: Jess is the sister of Ebbsfleet United footballer Josh and TV personality Mark (pictured), who is married to Michelle Keegan
Family: Ebbsfleet United midfielder Josh and wife Hollie confirmed they were expecting their second child together on Christmas Day
Pregnancy: Captioning the adorable video, she wrote, “We’ve been keeping a very special secret…. When 3 become 4 in the spring of 2023′
Captioning the adorable video, she wrote, “We’ve been keeping a very special secret…. When 3 become 4 in the spring of 2023.
“About half way and we can’t wait to meet you. Christmas Eve 2022.”
Josh and Hollie got married in July 2018, after Josh proposed to Hollie in May 2017 during a romantic trip to Dubai.
The couple welcomed their first son in February 2022, with Josh saying, “I’ve always said I’d name my first son Joshua.”