Louise Thompson pays tribute to ‘miracle’ son Leo in adorable new photos

Louise Thompsonhas shared some new photographs with her newborn son Leo after she was discharged from hospital last week in time for Christmas.

Louise, 31,gave birth to Leo five weeks ago, but remained quiet on social media after encountering a number of health problems after his birth.

Since being discharged from hospital, Louise has been recovering at home with her fiancé, Ryan Libbey, also 31, and Leo, and shared some new snaps of her cuddling her son.

With this Christmas having been Leo’s first, Louise decided to dress for the occasion, and joked that it was a “miracle” that she was able to put a dress and make up on.

She also branded Leo as her “miracle baby”.

In the photos, Louise can be seen holding Leo who looked adorably at the camera, and it’s already evident that he’s inherited his father's looks.

Louise wore a stunning black and white polka dot dress, coupled with a large turquoise blow in her hair with ‘LH’ embossed on it.

The new mum captioned the photos: “LH, you are our little miracle baby.

“You are blessed with daddy’s beautiful blue eyes and I love you to pieces. Despite the daily struggles, you my proudest achievement.

She continued: “It is also a small miracle that I was able to roll out of bed to throw on a frock and a smudge of makeup, but it was your first Christmas and we had lots to be grateful for.”


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Louise concluded the post with the hashtags “onedayatatime” and “survivors”.

The former Made In Chelsea star is yet to detail the “serious complications” she had after Leo’s birth, but informed her 1.3 million followers that she almost died twice.

Part of the lengthy post she shared on Thursday 23 December announcing Leo’s arrival read: “5 weeks ago I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy Leo-Hunter Libbey weighing in at 7lbs. Unfortunately it wasn’t the easiest start for either of us. One ended up in NICU and the other ended up in ICU.


“Whilst Leo made a fairly quick recovery. I have been recovering in hospital for a month with various serious complications.

“In all honesty I never imagined that so many bad things could happen to me, but to dance with death twice brings a whole new view of the world – a stark reminder of how short and sacred life really is.”

Louise has since thanked the NHSand all those who looked after her, and credited them for saving her life.

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