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Pregnant Katie Waissel reveals nerves ahead of birth

Former X Factor contestant is expecting her first child this summer

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X Factor star Katie Waissel has celebrated hitting her six-month pregnancy milestone with an Instagram picture showing off her blossoming bump.

In the revealing post, written from her home in New York, Katie admitted to feeling “excited, scared and nervous” about becoming a first time mum, and revealed her “moment of vulnerability” in a message to her fans.

I wanted to share this picture with you as for me, it captured a real moment of vulnerability, honesty and heart. I was actually trying to film a little video diary which I’ve been doing throughout my pregnancy and my phone paused on this image. At six months pregnant I’ve never been more excited and scared and nervous in my life. As a first time mum, reading and researching how to be ‘a great parent’ can’t even begin to prepare you for the emotional ride you embark on throughout pregnancy to get you there. So many firsts! So many questions! So many fears! BUT in this very moment that was captured, in all its innocence, is a sense of pride and slowly beginning to show some acceptance courage readiness and hell yeah I can do this! I’m certainly not perfect, and honestly where would be the fun in that, but i would like to be the perfect balance of perfectly imperfect. Room for growth, a role model for adaptability and fearless against all challenges, and as long as one goes through life with the heart of a lion, being honest, being loving, being kind, being grateful, being accountable, being open to learn, then we all have every faith and chance to be the best first time anything that we want to be. So here is to Six Months in on this amazing journey of firsts! Only another three to go! Be YOU always! Love Katie xx #mom #pregnancy #realtalk #pregnant #truthbooth #heart #soul #fearless #first #firsttimemom #pregnant #fitmom #thebump #babybump #hescoming #loveyouforever #selfie #theweekend #saturday #potd #allofme #honesty #realpost #wegotthis #parenting #caring #family

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The mum-to-be, 32, wrote, “I wanted to share this picture with you, as for me, it captured a real moment of vulnerability, honesty and heart…

“At six months pregnant I’ve never been so scared, excited and nervous in my life. As a first time mum, reading and researching how to become a ‘great parent’ can’t even begin to prepare you for the emotional ride you embark on throughout pregnancy to get there.

“So many firsts! So many questions! So many fears! BUT in this very moment that was captured, in all its innocence, is a sense of pride and of slowly beginning to show some acceptance, pride and readiness, and hell yeah I can do this!

Katie’s relationship with Andy has been a complete whirlwind (Credit: @katiewaisselofficial Instagram)

“I’m certainly not perfect but honestly where would be the fun in that. I would like to be the perfect balance of perfectly imperfect. Room for growth, a model for adaptability and fearless against all challenges.”

She added, “As long as one goes through life with the heart of a lion. Being honest, being kind, being loving, being grateful, being accountable, being open to learn, then we all have every faith and chance of being the best first time anything we want to be.

“So here is to six months on this amazing journey!”

Fans loved the singer’s honesty and sent their best wishes (Credit: @katiewaisselofficial Instagram)

Katie was flooded with messages of support from her followers.

“You look beautiful, you will be a great mum,” wrote one fan, while others gushed how ‘glowing’ Katie looked and how pregnancy ‘suits’ her.

Katie is expecting her first child, a boy, in the summer with boyfriend Andy Speer.

Their relationship has been a whirlwind and the couple announced they were expecting in January, just four months after first confirming their romance.

Katie as you may remember her on The X Factor (Credit: ITV)

Katie’s happy ending follows heartbreak for The X Factor singer, who split from second husband Brian Moote in 2016.

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Katie has been documenting her pregnancy on social media, and has so far been enjoying the journey.

As well as indulging in her pregnancy craving for cake, she and Andy also enjoyed a babymoon in Miami last month as they count down the weeks to the little one’s arrival.

Katie confesses she’s had cravings for cake. us too, Katie! (Credit: @katiewaisselofficial Instagram)

Katie was also honest in admitting that, despite enjoying her bump and taking lots of selfies, she misses her pre-pregnancy six-pack, too.

“I seriously miss my old body, lifestyle and routine that I worked so incredibly hard for,” she wrote.

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