Shelby Tribble has welcomed her first child with fiancé Sam Mucklow.
Sam, 28, took to Instagram Stories to confirm the couple had welcomed their first son, saying both Shelby and their newborn were ‘well and healthy’.
The former TOWIE star, 27, did not have a straightforward labour and has been in the hospital for the last five days, with Sam describing her as an ‘absolute soldier’.
Mother: Shelby Tribble has welcomed her first child with fiancé Sam Mucklow
At the weekend, Sam revealed Shelby had spent the past three days in hospital awaiting the arrival of their boy.
Sam shared a video to his Instagram stories on Sunday morning, showing the overdue mother-to-be lying in her hospital bed.
The TV personality looked exhausted as she closed her eyes for a quick rest after ‘almost three days in hospital’ waiting to give birth to their son.
She tried to keep comfortable by lying back on a massive white pillow decorated with stars as hoards of refreshments could be seen beside her.
Expectant mother: Sam shared a video to his Instagram stories on Sunday morning, showing the overdue mother-to-be lying on her side in her hospital bed
Waiting: Sam looked both nervous and excited in the video as he waited alongside his partner for the much-anticipated arrival of their child
Writing alongside the video, Sam said that the couple were hoping to welcome their ‘little man’ on Sunday – exactly a week after Shelby’s due date.
He penned: ‘So proud of this girl almost three days in hospital fingers crossed
‘Little man should arrive today’ (sic)
Another Instagram clip saw Shelby lying on her side in her hospital bed as a nurse asked her if she was ‘all nice and snuggly there’, to which the expectant mother responded ‘yeah’.
Gorgeous: One of the throwback photos included a glamorous one of Shelby as well as one of them posing together as a couple
The former TOWIE star also uploaded a slew of snaps on his grid as he reflected on how ‘proud’ he was of his girlfriend.
Sam wrote: ‘I am so proud of this girl @shelbytribble Who would have thought in the next 48 hours we can call ourselves Mum and Dad. I’m so excited to start the next chapter of our lives’.
One of the throwback photos included a glamorous one of Shelby as well as one of them posing together as a couple.
Excited: Sam wrote: ‘I am so proud of this girl @shelbytribble Who would have thought in the next 48 hours we can call ourselves Mum and Dad’
Shelby previously took to Instagram on Tuesday asking her fans to ‘place their bets’ on when her son would make an appearance as she impatiently waited to go into labour.
The couple announced her pregnancy in May and posted a loved-up picture holding a baby scan photo while she showcased her blossoming bump.
Shelby penned: ‘Something fantastic is making us glad, we’re changing our names to Mum and Dad ❤️.’
Shelby later added: ‘THANK YOU [red heart]… I just wanted to thank every single person who has congratulated myself and Sam whether it’s in the comments, direct messages and texts. ‘
Expressing her excitement, she said: ‘I am so excited to be a mummy and even better that I can do it with the love of my life beside me.’
Oh baby! The couple announced her pregnancy in May and posted a loved-up picture holding a baby scan photo while she showcased her blossoming bump
Just days later, Shelby and Sam held a gender reveal party where they discovered they were welcoming a baby boy.
The star showed off her pregnancy curves in a white bodycon dress, while excited dad-to-be Sam, 28, uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows.
Shelby wrote: ‘Thank you to all the strangers, friends and family who are making this special time for us even more special with your amazing, sweet messages. You’re making me emotional with your kindness. All 3 of us love you all.
‘P.S for everyone asking our baby boy has two talented Nan’s… My mummy created the stunning baby reveal display and Sam’s mummy came up with the beautiful vintage clothing rail, reveal idea with all those gorgeous clothes and baby bits’.
Sweet: Days later, Shelby and Sam held a gender reveal party where they discovered they were welcoming a baby boy
Baby boy! The star showed off her pregnancy curves in a white bodycon dress, while excited dad-to-be Sam, 28, uploaded a snap of them holding blue baby grows
Shelby and Sam have had a turbulent relationship, which was well documented on TOWIE.
The couple began sleeping with each other on a ‘friends with benefits’ basis but things soon turned sour when Sam decided to pursue a romance with TOWIE newbie Demi Sims while on a group trip to Thailand last year.
During a heated row, Sam called Shelby a ‘s**g’ but months later, the couple decided to give things another go.
However, they were met with opposition when Shelby’s best friend Clelia Theodorou told her she had felt deserted because Shelby was spending all her time with Sam.
The former BFF’s had several bitter rows, with Clelia accusing her of not being there for her when she was at her lowest point after splitting from her boyfriend (Sam’s best friend).
It was then Shelby and Sam decided to step back from TOWIE in order to focus on their romance.
Prior to this, the reality star had been dating TOWIE’s Tom McDonnell and Pete Wicks.
Radiant: Expressing her excitement, Shelby said of her pregnancy: ‘I am so excited to be a mummy and even better that I can do it with the love of my life beside me.’