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Stacey Solomon reveals special birthing present from Joe Swash 'left her in tears'

Finding the perfect push present for your partner who has just given you the best present of all can be a tricky task.  

Do you go with a pair of earrings or a beautiful watch? For Joe Swash it was whisking Stacey's family away to join them on a family holiday in the woods. 

Stacey Solomon has revealed that her partner Joe Swash surprised her by organising her family to join them on baby Rex's first holiday.


🚘 Road Trip 🚘 Time for some family time! Spending a few days to cut off from the world and connect with each other. There’s a no devices rule for EVERYONE including mummy so I’m coming off of social media and putting my phone in the cupboard to have a healthy detox for a few days! I can’t wait to spend quality time with Joe and the boys. It’s Rex’s first trip away from home so it’s going to be so special I don’t want to miss a second. I think it’s so good for our mental health too, to just completely switch off from the world of technology and enjoy the moment, for a few days. Whatever you’re doing I hope you have a lovely week and I’ll be back soon 💙💜💙 P.S a little Instagram Vs Reality in these pics 😂 the reality is that we had to stand in front of the boot to keep everything from falling out on to the floor 😂 I forgot how much stuff you need to bring on a trip with a newborn... 😂

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But there was more lined up on her surprise holiday away. 

The Loose Women presenter revealed what Joe had surprised her with on her Instagram story: 

"So this actually makes me cry 😭

For my birthing present, Joe organised for my family to join us in the woods and arranged for my favourite cook @theocooks (who's recipe book I live by) come and cook for us as a surprise 😭😭😭😭" 

The photo was taken by Stacey's dad and featured the whole family, plus chef, Theo Michaels. 

She then went on to say, "My daddy took this picture... and the next ones I moaned at him every time because of our TECH BAN, but I'm so glad he ignored me.

Because I have one polaroid of this night and it was sooo special I am glad I have some back ups to look back on and remember. 

Love you Joe Joe. Still crying 😭😭😭😭😭" 

Before her surprise meal, cooked by her favourite chef, Theo Michaels, Stacey was treated to a gorge walking adventure, including a climb up a waterfall with her kids. 

After the five of them returned home from her family vacay in the woods, Stacey thanked her partner Joe in another post:


WE’RE HOME 🏠 After running away to the woods and shutting off from the world for a few days. We had the most amazing time and said NO to technology while we were there 😊 so all I have are a few Polaroid pictures of some special memories! They’re terrible quality and I’ve only just realised my handwriting hasn’t changed since I took my GCSE’s because I type everything now a days 😂 But I honestly love them. I love that I have physical pictures of moments during our trip! I wrote on them and I’m going to make a scrap book of our holiday that we can sit and look through. Joe Joe thank you for making these last few days so special for me and our family. I don’t say it enough but I am so in love with you it physically hurts 💙 P.S I took pictures of the Polaroid pictures on top of my gardening magazine in case you’re wondering about the green back ground. P.P.S it’s so hard to take a picture of a Polaroid, if you look closely you can see a reflection of my face in all of them 😂

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She said: "Joe Joe thank you for making these last few days so special for me and our family."

"I don't say it enough but I am so in love with you it physically hurts 💙" 

Ultimate daddy goals! 

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While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country. 

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