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Lauren Goodger has announced the happy news that she is expecting a baby girl in an exclusive gender reveal.
The Only Way Is Essex star Lauren, 32, is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Drury.
Announcing the happy news in an exclusive shoot with new! magazine, Lauren says: “I love the fact I’m having a little girl – my little girl.”
Lauren admits she had an idea she may be having a baby girl, but was still surprised when she was told the news.
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She reveals: “I’ve been to fortune tellers and they’ve always told me I’m having a girl, so I’ve always assumed I’m having a girl.
“When it got confirmed, I was really happy and excited.”
Lauren also shares her excitement to become a mum as she tells new!: “I’m really excited to be a mum and start this next chapter of my life – I believe I’m going to be a good mum.”
The mum-to-be, who has shared her advice to fellow pregnant women, has also opened up on her excitement at having a daughter as she reveals: “I’m a girls’ girl, so it’s amazing for me.”
Lauren adds: “ I can dress her how I want and do all the girly things. People say, ‘I couldn’t see you with a boy.’
“But I do really want a boy as well, I’m just really happy I’m having a girl – a mini-me!”
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Lauren, who recently revealed she's planning a water birth, discovered the news at a private scan, but confesses she thought they had made a mistake as she thought she saw something extra in her hospital scan.
She explains: “The private scan is real but when you go to the hospital scan [at 20 weeks] they check everything is how it should be and check everything in depth.
“I kept saying, ‘Is it definitely a girl?’ And she [the nurse] said, ‘I haven’t checked that bit yet.’
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“But I thought I could see a ball bag in the scan! [Laughs]
“She’s really strong and really active on the scans – she kicks about, waves about and sunbathes. My blood tests also came back amazing.”
Lauren announced she was expecting a baby with boyfriend Charles in an exclusive interview with new! magazine earlier this year. The couple began dating in October.
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