Joe Swash's honest reaction to 'darling girls' as Stacey Solomon gives birth with sister and dad by her side

By Jessica Sansome

Joe Swash has shared his sweet - and honest - reaction to becoming a dad again.

Fiance Stacey Solomon announced the news that she had given birth at home on her birthday on Monday.

The Loose Women panellist told her millions of Instagram followers on Tuesday evening that she welcomed her fourth child into the world - her first daughter - and shared the first pictures of her baby girl.

Stacey, 32, and Joe welcomed their second child together at their Pickle Cottage home, two years after she gave birth to their son Rex.

READ MORE: Stacey Solomon shares the story of her dramatic home birth as she welcomes a baby girl

The TV star wrote over a picture of pink and floral sleepsuit: "Soooo to my family on here I got the best birthday present I could have ever wished for."

She later posted the first photo of her 'little girl' as well as snaps of the thrilled family.

"She’s Here. Born at Pickle Cottage on mummy’s birthday," Stacey wrote.

"Our little girl… Happy birthday my darling daughter… We all love you more than you could ever imagine.

"Your brothers, your daddy and I are so in love.

Joe holding his newborn daughter (Stacey Solomon/Instagram)

"Thank you for the most incredible 9 months. Now we cannot wait for the rest of our lives with you…"

Stacey and Joe were flooded with congratulatory messages and well-wishes from their celebrity pals and fans.

But while ex-EastEnders actor Joe hasn't shared anything to his own social media, he did leave a comment for his 'darling girls'.

"My darling girls. I love you more than you'll never know," he shared.

He then made Stacey's followers laugh by adding: "October 4th is going to be an expensive day for daddy xxxx."

Stacey also shared the story of her dramatic home birth with her 4.7m followers.

She shared a black and white video to her Instagram stories, from the moment she visited the hospital after feeling a few twinges to returning home where the adorable tot made her grand entrance.

The video clips showed Joe being a supportive partner as she used the gas and air and the proud dad holding their baby after the birth.

Jemma was on hand to support her sister (Stacey Solomon/Instagram)

Stacey even wore clothes from her own fashion collection for her birth, with her sister also by her side.

Jemma said: "We love you so so so much baby girl.

"Stacey it was an honour to be by your side again while you gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl...

"Love you forever and always prepare for aunty spam. LOVE YOU ALL."

Stacey and Jemma's dad David Solomon also shared his delight at becoming a grandfather again.

Sharing a post next to Stacey breastfeeding her newborn daughter, the proud dad said: "Proud Daddy Moment.

"Well done to my beautiful daughter you done amazing. (Joe was good too).

"How gorgeous to see number 9 on your birthday. Being there was very special. Welcome to the world picklelet. I'm sure you will be so loved and protected..."

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