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Amanda Byram shares first pictures of newborn son after ‘heartbreaking’ fertility journey

She kept her pregnancy secret until Phoenix arrived

Amanda Byram has shared the first photos of her happy family of three, just five days after announcing the surprising news she had become a first-time mum.

The TV presenter, 48, kept her pregnancy secret, only announcing the news on her social media when she had welcomed the tot.

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Amanda Byram has welcomed her first baby at the age of 48 (Credit: Splash News)

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Earlier today (December 1), Amanda shared an adorable picture of herself, husband Julian and their son.

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The picture showed Julian carrying their son, who they have called Phoenix, in a baby carrier.

Amanda is seen smiling from ear-to-ear in the picture, which she said was taken on Hove seafront.

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First picture of Amanda and Phoenix

“Our first beach walk as a family of three 👨‍👩‍👦💙,” she said.

“During pregnancy I would walk this beach every day telling Phoenix how much he was going to love it, and now he has had his first proper listen of the waves crashing 🌊💫.

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“It’s been over a week since I’ve taken off my PJs, washed my hair, emerged from my disposable pants, used bucket loads of Lanisoh or slept more than two hours a night and I am beyond grateful for every single one of these things.

“The emotional rollercoaster that comes with being a first-time mummy is one I am truly grateful for and wouldn’t change for the world.”

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TV presenter shares ‘long’ fertility journey

Earlier this week, Amanda shared the first picture of herself cuddling up to the baby.

She thanked fans for their love and support as she swaddled him in a blue carrier.

Sharing news of Phoenix’s arrival, she also opened up about their “long” fertility journey.

“Our fertility journey has been long and we know only too well the heartbreak of the hope that turned to hopelessness, the elation that turned to devastation and the strain putting this often-secretive journey before your job, your friends, and your life,” she said.

“I know many brave parents-in-waiting who, like us, have struggled for a long time, so today we share this magical news in the hope it can inspire and offer a light at the end of the tunnel.

“You are powerful warriors, I know your pain, and I see you. We send you all the strength you need to tackle your journeys,” she added.

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