Chantelle Houghton's Pregnancy Woes: I Feel Like A Waddling Balloon

15/05/2012 11:26 | Updated 22 May 2015
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With just weeks to go before the birth of her daughter, Chantelle Houghton has revealed she hasn't written a birth plan or been to any antenatal classes with Alex Reid!

Writing in this week's New! magazine the 28-year-old first-time mum fesses up that she feels like a waddling balloon and is now at the point where she just wants to give birth!

Unlike most celebs who deliver their bubbas 'through the sun roof', Chantelle says her existing heart problems have convinced her to aim for a natural delivery as she's heard a Caesarean could put more pressure on her heart!

"I'll just go with it," she writes in her weekly pregnancy diary, adding that she'll 'have to have an epidural' because of her heart problems, but that she doesn't feel scared any more.

And just days after some unflattering pictures appeared online of her doing her grocery shopping, the mum-to-be says that being confronted with images of her vastly changed body really upset her. She writes that she was having a bad day when she was papped, and until she saw the photos, she had no idea that's how she looked!

"I do feel big and I knew my boobs were a bit bigger," the model admits, "but when I saw those pictures, ugh, I just look disgusting. I looked huge and it was so unflattering."

Chantelle has also been forced to swap her trademark sexy togs for practical pregnancy wear as her baby bump has grown, revealing that she can't even look at high heels anymore. Even her undies gave gone comfort over style!

"I'm not sure what bra size I am as I've been wearing a sports bra," she says, "but they've not been painful. It's just my bump is so heavy now and I'm getting pains in my hips. I'm so ready to have her now!"

Read the full story in this week's new! magazine - out today

Aw, bless her! At 34 weeks she still has a little while to go though - at what point did you get to the 'just get this baby out!' stage?


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