She may be recovering from the birth of her little girl – who arrived in the early hours of Sunday morning
Opening up for the first time since her baby with fiance Alex Reid arrived just two days ago, Chantelle said that she is “happy and excited” and glad she’s no longer walking around terrified.
She said: “I’m so happy and excited my baby is finally here! She’s so beautiful! In the days leading up to the birth, I had been waking up at 5.30am worrying about it – I was so frightened.
“I had a hospital appointment last Tuesday and they told me that her head was engaged. At that point, the doctor actually decided against giving me an internal examination because she didn’t want me to freak out if she had to tell me that my cervix was opening!”You know someone is scared of giving birth when even the nurse doesn’t fancy being the one to break the news that the baby is actually on the way (as if she’d never find out).
Chantelle added that she was so paralysed with fear about the birth that she wanted to stay pregnant for a while yet – despite how hard she’s found the experience.
She said: “It’s funny – a month ago, I couldn’t wait to have the baby, as I was so fed up of being pregnant but, as my due date got nearer, I decided I was actually happy for her to stay in there for a bit longer!”
And what is Chantelle going to concentrate on now that she’s a new mum? Make sure she looks nice for visitors with some expensive new tops, of course.She said: “I popped into Selfridges last week and bought a couple of tops and some make-up because I want to look nice for when people come to see the baby.
“I actually put a full face of make-up on before I went to the hospital to give birth – I had to have my armour on so that I was ready for battle!”