Why Stacey Solomon feels guilty about baby daughter Rose

And the special meaning behind her name

Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash

by Katie Holloway |

It’s been four weeks of baby bliss for Stacey Solomon since she welcomed her daughter Rose. The 32 year old has been keen to share as much as she can with fans, posting feeding pictures, snuggles, and snaps of her three sons interacting with their baby sister. But Stacey has also been keen to share some of the harsher realities of being a mum with her followers – most recently admitting that mum guilt had already set in concerning her baby daughter.

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Posting online, the former X Factor star said, “I feel really happy, which is so nice, but it also makes me feel a little bit guilty. I haven’t always been happy after I’ve given birth.”

Despite previous post-partum struggles – Stacey is also mum to Zachary, 13, Leighton, nine, and two-year-old Rex – she is clearly currently enjoying the newborn bubble.

“I feel like I’ve got that feeling that everyone talks about, where you’re in a bubble and nothing else matters,” she revealed on her social channels recently.

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After admitting it took her and fiancé Joe Swash a week to decide on their daughter’s name, Stacey also let fans in on the secret meaning behind their choice. “We loved Autumn, but the initials didn’t work, and then every evening after she was born, the sun goes down right outside her window. I’d watch it set from in there and it always shined on her mobile and lit up the rose.

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"That’s when we knew she was our Rose.” Choosing Opal as a middle name was a tribute to Stacey’s mum, as baby Rose arrived on her mum’s 32nd birthday (6 October), and they then chose Esmè so they could arrange her initials to spell out “ROSES” – Rose Opal Solomon Esmè Swash.

Another reason was that the name Esmè means “loved”, so they thought “it couldn’t be more perfect”. The Loose Women presenter has already got Rose involved in the classic SolomonSwash Instagram photoshoots, last week choosing a pumpkin theme to celebrate Halloween.

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Dressing the whole family in coordinating orange attire, Stacey said, “Our Little Pumpkins. Today we spent the day in the garden making pumpkin patches with our newest little pumpkin. We picked these pumpkins the day before Rose was born and I finally had the energy to get out with them all today.”

But proving that Instagram and reality don’t always match up, Stacey made sure to tell her fans that “we were in and out all day for so long, me and Joe got sicked on and changed twice, which wasn’t easy trying to find more matching colour clothes so I could get a nice picture.”

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