‘I can’t wait for all the coming year!’ Pregnant Millie Mackintosh celebrates her 32nd birthday with husband Hugo Taylor in sweet snaps
She is getting ready to welcome her second child.
So Millie Mackintosh looked forward to the year ahead as she celebrated her 32nd birthday with a quiet 32nd garden party on Monday.
Millie took to Instagram to celebrate the big day, looking radiant in a pink and white floral maternity dress as she shared a hug with husband Hugo Taylor.
‘I can’t wait for all the coming year!’ Pregnant Millie Mackintosh celebrated her 32nd birthday with husband Hugo Taylor in sweet snaps in their garden on Monday
The great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Quality Street rocked her growing bump in one of the photos while smiling at the camera.
In the caption, she wrote: “365 days left around the sun. This year I am more grateful than ever, it feels so special to grow a year older and build a new life at the same time.
I can’t wait for everything the coming year will bring! #thisis32 #leoseason’
Move along: Millie took to Instagram to celebrate the big day, looking radiant in a pink and white floral maternity dress as she rocked her baby bump
Sun-kissed: The former Made in Chelsea star looked radiant as she formed a storm in her stylish floral maxi dress
Big day: Millie took to Instagram to caption her photos as she looked forward to the coming year when she will welcome her second child
It comes after Millie bravely shared a selection of candid throwback photos of herself sporting maternity underwear, including adult diapers while recovering from her first C-section.
Describing her experience at length, the influencer wrote, “I came back to my c-section post from last week and this week I wanted to talk about my recovery. Thanks for sharing all your birth stories, I was so touched reading your comments.”
‘After coming home from the hospital I tried to rest as much as possible. I was lucky enough to have both Hugo and a wonderful postnatal Doula named Paula (who was my nanny!) for the first three weeks who looked after us which played a huge part in my recovery.
“I didn’t leave home for at least a week when I felt strong enough to go for a walk. I slowly started increasing the length of my walks, but got carried away. I did too much and ended up in bed with cramps and heavy bleeding.
Opening: Millie took to Instagram last week to share the cesarean story of her first birth… after announcing her second pregnancy last month
She explained: ‘My advice is to listen to your body and take it very slowly, get as much help as possible so you can rest and let your body heal’
“My advice is to listen to your body and take it very slowly, get as much help as possible so you can rest and let your body heal.
“I spent the first few days wearing adult diaper pants (which I highly recommend) and then changed to large cotton underwear with an industrial size pad, and slowly reduced it to a panty liner.
In one of the photos, Millie can be seen with bruises on her thigh and in another photo she is wearing a PICO bandage in her pants.
She explained: ‘My midwife uses a pico bandage, it’s applied to the wound and extra strips are placed over the outside edge and it connects to a pump to keep the bandage firmly in place to protect against bacteria.
“It had to be changed a few times, but it worked really well. To help reduce the chance of a blood clot I had to inject myself in the thigh for about 10 days, I’m not good with needles but after the first time it was ok.
“I see pictures of other new moms walking out of the hospital the same day and going to the park to take selfies with their family and newborn and I love it, but my reality was very different.
“I felt vulnerable, exhausted, emotional, self-conscious and in a state of shock for the first few weeks and it took me months to feel physically strong again.
‘After 6 weeks I saw my obstetrician and a women’s physiotherapist and was given full clearance to start exercising again, I started Pilates and introduced lightweight training from about 8 weeks and built up slowly by rebuilding strength.
“I’m planning to have another tummy tuck and would like advice on recovery and care after cesarean delivery that I may not know about.”
Beauty: Open to her 1.4 million followers, the great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Quality Street looked radiant in a series of photos wearing sporty maternity underwear