The inspiring and hugely popular Queensland fitness blogger uploaded an eye-popping video of her pregnant belly to Instagram – and it will take many a mum back to those roly-poly days of carrying a little human around inside themselves!
The great escape
“LET ME OUTTA HEEEEERE!” Emily captioned the clip. “It’s party time AAALLLLL the time for this little one – especially all through the night!”
The video features Emily’s belly rolling and undulating, as her baby shifts position within. Followers were quick to recall the same experience when they were pregnant with their babies, with comments of solidarity flowing thick and fast.
“Aww I miss that feeling so much,” one mum wrote.
“Oh goodness!! The memories!” another said.
“It’s like I’m watching the first Alien movie…” one gent posted, revealing that perhaps he hadn’t carried a baby and was maybe a leeeeetle freaked out by the whole gosh-darned thing!
It’s a girl!
When she uploaded the amazing rolling belly video, 7-month-pregnant Emily promised to share the gender of her baby shortly – and invited her fans (500 000+ of whom had viewed the clip) to guess what she was expecting.
“Gender reveal this week! What do you think this little hyperactive karate kid is? GIRL or BOY??” she posted.
Two days later, she was true to her word. Emily donned a pink bikini, partner Declan Redmond and some black Sharpie and pink face paint to share the secret she’d had under wraps – the pair are expecting a little girl!
Growing all over
Emily’s not only growing a baby, these days. She’s also growing a hugely successful fitness business which sees her coming in at number 83 on The Financial Review’s Young Rich List, thanks – in part – to her 2.1 million loyal Instagram followers.
“Global fitness and health star Emily Skye joins the list at No. 83 with wealth of $32 million,” The Sydney Morning Herald reported on the weekend.
“The 32-year-old from the Gold Coast has more than 10 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and describes herself as a “fitness role model” with multiple fitness products.”
It’s obviously happy days for this couple and we’re excited to meet their baby when they’re ready to share.
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