Real Housewives of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies shares adorable photo of newborn son – after welcoming twins with husband Ben
Real Housewives of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies and her husband Ben welcomed twin boys in October after a long IVF journey.
And on Sunday, the proud mother shared an adorable new photo of one of her twin boys asleep on her chest.
The photo shared to the 41-year-old’s Instagram account shows the tiny tot sleeping with a dummy in his mouth alongside a large heart emoji.
Sound asleep: Real Housewives of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies took to Instagram on Sunday to share an adorable picture of one of her baby boys asleep on her chest
It comes just days after Jackie and Ben shared the first photo of Bonham and Rocco with fans.
The tiny tots were seen dressed in Christmas-themed onesies.
‘Merry Christmas. Love from Bonham, Rocco, Jackie & Ben. We love you!’ she captioned the sweet image.
Baby joy: Jackie and her rocker husband Ben Gillies welcomed twin boys in October after a long IVF journey. Pictured, Jackie (left) with her husband Ben (right)
First Christmas! It comes just days after the couple marked their first Christmas as parents, and shared the first photo of their newborn twin sons Bonham and Rocco
The reality star recently admitted that she’s been struggling with ‘the baby blues’ since welcoming the little ones.
‘I didn’t know what to expect becoming a new mother. I just thought, “It’s gonna be okay, it’s gonna be easy,” and it’s been far from it,’ she said on her Shine It Up podcast in November.
‘There’s moments that I didn’t expect and that is, I think you’d probably call it the baby blues,’ she continued.
Struggles: In November, new mum Jackie admitted she’d been struggling with ‘the baby blues’
‘There would be times where I would cry uncontrollably and I wouldn’t even know why. I thought, “Is it the hormones?”
‘I’ve tried so long to have these beautiful babies but now I was starting to suffer a little bit with the baby blues.’
Jackie also said breastfeeding has become a source of anxiety because she’s found it ‘very challenging’, not to mention the ‘sleep deprivation’ that comes with being a new mum.
Hard: ‘I didn’t know what to expect becoming a new mother. I just thought, “It’s gonna be okay, it’s gonna be easy,” and it’s been far from it,’ she said on her Shine It Up podcast in November
This isn’t the first time the reality star and psychic medium has opened up about struggling with breastfeeding.
Earlier in the same month, she said it was ‘one of the hardest things’ she’s ever had to do.
She also revealed she found it difficult to shower and move around after having a C-section, and needs her husband Ben to help her.
But despite the challenges, she professed her ‘unconditional love’ for her two babies.
‘I just kept thinking these babies are so cute,’ she said. ‘Are they actually mine?’
Feeling blue: ‘I’ve tried so long to have these beautiful babies but now I was starting to suffer a little bit with the baby blues,’ Jackie said
Elsewhere, Jackie revealed she had suffered a miscarriage in the past, which is why she was so private about her IVF journey.
The celebrity fortune teller took to Instagram in November to share the happy news of the twins’ birth, sharing a photo of the babies’ feet.
‘They’re here. OMG they are so cute. My heart is full,’ she wrote in the caption.
Jackie and Ben, the former drummer for rock band Silverchair, married in 2010 and announced they were expecting in May.
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