Sam Faiers, who has just welcomed her third child, a boy called Edward, has revealed she was shocked to find out her sister, Billie, was also pregnant with her third child.
Revealing the moment her sister shared the happy news with her, Sam tells OK! That she screamed when she learnt she was set to be an Aunty again.
Sam says: “A week before I had the baby, Billie came over to ours, quite spur of the moment, which is unlike her.”
“We were in my kitchen and I was making tea and she said ‘Samantha, come here, I want to show you something’ – and she pulled a baby scan out of her handbag. I just screamed! I didn’t expect it.
Though the news came out of the blue, Sam shares that being pregnant herself had made her sister broody and Billie and her husband Greg were keen to have a third child – they already share daughter Nellie, seven and five-year-old Arthur.
She says: “Since I’ve been pregnant with Edward, I knew Billie and Greg were keen to have one more. Billie kept saying, ‘Now that I see you pregnant I do feel like I’d like another one.’
But Sam says there was one person against expanding the Shepherd clan, Greg!
“I think Greg especially was like, ‘I think two is enough.”
Sam was shocked when she first heard the news, explaining that Billie “didn’t let on at all.”
Sam says: “It’s not like she said to me, ‘Greg and I want a third, we’re going to start trying.”
But she adds that she couldn’t be happier for the pair and though she and Billie only knew they were both pregnant at the same time for about a week that it was special. “It felt so nice being pregnant at the same time! She’s doing really well,” Sam adds.
After sharing the news with her family, Billie, 32, revealed to her Instagram followers in June that she and her and husband, Greg Shepherd, were expecting their third baby. The mum of two posted a family holiday photo showcasing her bump, writing “Baby number 3 we can’t wait to meet you”.
Clearly overjoyed, Sam commented “Welcome to the 5 club sis. I’m so so happy for you all, another beautiful baby to join our family. The babies are going to be so close in age so many memories to make…. Love you with all my heart xxx”
Billie was clearly moved at the birth of Sam’s third baby, Edward. Posting a heart-warming image of the baby in her arms, the former Towie star wrote “My Beautiful Baby nephew. Auntie loves you more then you will ever know. Just minutes old in this photo, I’m so grateful I got to watch you come into this world. Thank you @samanthafaiers @paulknightley for giving me another precious nephew I get to love forever love you all lots xx”
And becoming mums has only made the famously close Faiers sisters even closer with Sam sharing: “We’ve always been there for each other through motherhood and our pregnancies. I’d wake up every day to a message from Billie asking how I’m feeling during this pregnancy. It’s so nice having each other.”
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