Kimberley Walsh gave birth to her third child last month.
The former Girls Aloud star and her husband Justin Scott welcomed son Nate Jackson – a brother for Bobby, six, and four-year-old Cole – into the world on 28 May, and although the 39-year-old singer had to be induced 10 days early after doctors detected antibodies during a routine blood test, she was thankful to have her smoothest labour so far.
She told the new issue of OK! magazine: “In a way it was the perfect labour. I have the most amazing birth video, which Justin made of me watching him come out.
“It was an amazing experience. I wouldn’t say Justin enjoyed it but he didn’t find this one too troublesome! Previously, there was always a drama, whereas this time I managed to push him out in three pushes because I focused everything into it.
“I think Justin always feels a bit helpless but he really steps up when the baby arrives. The boys keep saying to him, “Daddy, you’re so good with babies, were you like this with us?’ ”
Kimberley is finding things “a bit easier” with Nate than she did her elder sons and she’s pleased with how helpful Bobby and Cole have been since their brother came into their lives.
She said: “I’m actually doing really well. It’s a bit easier the third time around, as you know what you’re doing. At first I was like, “Oh, gosh, I can’t even remember what to do.” But now I can’t even imagine him not being here.
“The two-year age gap was tough with Bobby and Cole, and there were plenty of hairy moments. But now they’re older they’re more of a help than anything.
“A couple of mornings they’ve just got up, Bobby has made them breakfast and they’ve put on their uniforms!”
But Kimberley and Justin have decided their family is now complete – even if their sons don’t agree.
She said: “We’ve decided Nate will be our last baby, although Bobby is trying it on with Justin and saying, ‘I think we might need one more!’ I’m like, ‘Bobs, we’re done!’
“This age gap is lovely and with the age I’m at, if I was going to have another it would have to be fairly soon – and that’s not going to happen! Me and Justin said to each other yesterday that two just didn’t seem enough for some reason but now our family feels complete.
“I didn’t want it to just be the two boys constantly competing against each other. With my sister Sally having three boys and another boy on the way, we’re going to have a crew of seven lads!”