I did seven or eight preg­nancy tests... just to make sure

Chris­tine’s glee at learn­ing she’s a mum-to-be

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY MARK JEF­FERIES Show­biz Ed­i­tor mark.jef­feries@mir­ror.co.uk

CHRIS­TINE Lam­pard has told of her joy at find­ing she was ex­pect­ing her first child at the age of 39, re­veal­ing she took up to eight preg­nancy tests just to be sure.

The TV pre­sen­ter broke the news to her fel­low pan­el­lists on ITV’s Loose Women, re­veal­ing she was 21 weeks pregnant by foot­ball star hus­band Frank Lam­pard, 39.

Asked how many tests she took, Chris­tine said: “At least about seven or eight. I felt dif­fer­ent, for no rea­son. I can’t put my fin­ger on any­thing at all. I thought, ‘Could I be?’. Then you get scared to get ex­cited.”

She ad­mit­ted she had been un­sure if she would con­ceive. She said: “I’m clearly not 18 any more so we didn’t know if it was go­ing to hap­pen.”

The cou­ple, who mar­ried in 2015, kept the news quiet until af­ter the mid­preg­nancy scan. She said: “In that clas­sic kind of anx­ious, ner­vous, sort of su­per­sti­tious way, we wanted to get the big scan done first and then you can open up and start to tell peo­ple, be­cause I’ve been re­ally ner­vous. You’re al­ways think­ing the worst. “It’s nice be­ing able to breathe out now. I was try­ing to keep it all in to keep it a se­cret. “When I had my scan, I had the mind­set – it’s just amaz­ing, look at that lit­tle leg, that is hap­pen­ing in­side me. It’s just in­cred­i­ble.” Frank has two daugh­ters Luna, 12, and Isla, 10, from a pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ship and they are thrilled about the baby. Chris­tine said: “To say they are ex­cited doesn’t do it jus­tice. “I had to say to them at this stage the baby can hear voices and straight away they were like, ‘I am your favourite sis­ter’, chat­ting to my belly. “They want a girl, that’s the only stip­u­la­tion.” Frank has told close friends he is “thrilled” about be­com­ing a dad again.

I’m clearly not 18 any more so we didn’t know if it would hap­pen CHRIS­TINE LAM­PARD ON BE­ING PREGNANT AT 39

BABY BLISS Chris­tine can’t hide hap­pi­ness

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HAPPY DAY Frank yes­ter­day af­ter news broke

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