Síle Seoige is absolutely loving her pregnancy body.
The 37-year-old is expecting her first child with her Garda partner Damien O’Farrell, and she announced the happy news back in February – five years since her battle with thyroid cancer.
Speaking about the perks of pregnancy in her Pregnancy Diary for HerFamily.ie, the Galway native admitted that she loves “letting it all hang out”.
“For once, you don’t have to suck your tummy in… and it’s liberating! Watching your belly expand and knowing that there’s a little person inside growing by the day is truly amazing. I absolutely love my bump, it’s such a special time and one I am incredibly thankful for,” she gushed.
Although Síle is loving her bump, she’s not particularly enjoying the “sweaty thighs”.
“Friends with kids had told me how they suffered in the heat when they were pregnant… but I hadn’t realised how much it would impact on me until the temperatures rose this week.
“Sweaty thighs have only added to the waddle that’s starting to creep in and I’ve fantasised about lying in a bath of ice. What am I going to be like over the next 10 weeks!?” she joked.
The presenter also revealed that she had to undergo a number of tests in the Coombe recently, which she admitted was “scary stuff”.
“I was in the Coombe for a number of tests and I was also given the Anti-D injection as my blood is rhesus negative. If you’re rhesus negative, you’re advised to have the Anti-D in case your baby has a positive rhesus status as this will mean there’s a mismatch between your rhesus status and your baby’s rhesus status.
Mum-to-be: Síle says her baby’s kicks are ‘simply magic’ | Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireand
“When your body detects your baby’s blood, it will treat it as a foreign invader. Your immune system will produce antibodies to destroy blood from your baby that it finds in your circulation.
“Scary stuff! But thankfully a simple injection is all you need to stop that from happening and put your mind at ease,” she explained.
In her pregnancy diary, the mum-to-be also gushed about how much she loves her baby’s kicks.
“Baby kicks are simply magic (even if they keep me awake at night!) It’s so reassuring to feel them and know baby is thriving and they only deepen the connection that’s already there,” she added.