Corrie star Sam Aston and his wife Briony have revealed they are expecting their second child.
The couple made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday as they shared identical snaps of their son Sonny holding up a sign which read: ‘We’re adding another pumpkin to our patch. Due Spring 2022.’
The pair were immediately flooded with congratulatory messages from Coronation Street stars, with Alexandra Mardell commenting, ‘Such gorj news!!’, while Sally Ann Matthews penned: ‘Oh my!!! Congratulations to you both x’
Corrie’s Sam Aston and wife Briony are expecting a baby! Couple took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal child is due in Spring 2022 alongside a sweet picture of eldest Sonny
Love: The couple are already parents to son, Sonny (pictured), who was born six weeks prematurely last August
The sweet news comes 14 months after they welcomed their son Sonny – who was born six weeks prematurely last August.
The couple previously revealed that it was ‘a bit of a shock’ and ‘stressful’ when their first little one arrived early.
Speaking to OK! the pair told how the yoga instructor stayed in hospital for nine days after her labour while her little one was tube fed and recovered from jaundice.
Candid: Coronation Street star Sam Aston and his wife Briony have revealed that it was ‘a bit of a shock’ and ‘stressful’ when their son Sonny arrived six weeks prematurely last August
Sam, 28, – who has played Chesney Brown in Corrie since 2003 -, said: ‘It was a bit of a shock for me. Everyone at work knew he wasn’t due until September.’
Briony, 26, added: ‘It was hard at the time but looking back now I’d do it all again tomorrow. It was so nice to get home though.’
Their situation was made even more difficult due to the fact that Sam was only allowed to visit the pair in hospital for one hour a day due to the pandemic.
Sam explained: ‘An hour felt like 10 minutes, especially early on as Briony was emotional as I was trying to be there and spend time with Sonny.’
Briony added that having time constraints on their time together was the most ‘stressful’ part and that she would usually ‘sob for an hour’ and then Sam would have to leave.
The couple added that his development has caught up in the last year and his breathing has returned to normal.
Sam and Briony tied the knot in 2019, two years after the couple announced their engagement.
Doting parents: Sam, 28, – who has played Chesney Brown in Corrie since 2003 -, said: ‘It was a bit of a shock for me. Everyone at work knew he wasn’t due until September’
The couple first announced they were expecting a boy when speaking with OK! magazine, saying: ‘We’re having a boy! It was a massive surprise when we found out, as there are loads of girls in our families, so we were adamant we were having a girl.’
The new mother often shares insights into her life and how she is coping with the arrival of her son.
Late last year Briony conducted a Q&A session on her Instagram story, answering questions from her 13,000 followers.
When asked to share her ‘last photo’, Briony posted a candid snap of herself breastfeeding Sonny, which she captioned ‘tired but besotted’.
Loved-up! It comes after late last year Briony shared a selection of her son Sonny’s milestone moments on her Instagram Stories during a Q&A
In the image, Briony flashed a smile for the camera while her young son fed.
Briony also shared a picture moments after Sonny’s birth as she cradled him on her chest while lying in a hospital bed following her labour.
She wrote: ‘My amazing midwife actually got videos/photos of him being born and I can’t help but look back at them most days.
‘It helps me process just how miraculous the human body is. But there definitely TMI so this is the first suitable photo. [sic]
Briony also posted the ‘first picture’ of Sonny, which was an ultrasound scan at seven weeks and five days, she quipped: ‘Technically this is it – our little blueberry’.
Also included in the series of photographs was the first time Sam held his son in his arms, as Briony wrote: ‘Ohh good one! This is the first photo I have from when he’s a day old, Sam might have some from earlier. But look at how tiny Sonny’s head was.’
Last month Briony proclaimed motherhood has turned her into a ‘lioness’ shortly before sharing a breastfeeding snap.
The new mum proudly shared an image while feeding Sonny and then shared a snap of his feet alongside a message about an exchange she had with a midwife.
Milestone moments: Briony, who welcomed her son prematurely, asked her followers which photographs they would like her to share on the page
In the touching caption which marked World Prematurity Day, she penned: ‘Before we left the hospital after having Sonny, a midwife said to me “Briony, do you realise that the minute you leave this hospital you’ll become a lioness?”…
‘And I can honestly say never before have I felt so powerful, protective and proud, and never has a sentence been so true. My boy, my cub, my premature baby’.
Briony revealed that Sonny’s birth was ‘calm’ despite him being born six weeks premature. They had been trying for a baby for little over a month before getting the result and Briony revealed that nothing prepared her for the joy of parenthood.
She said to her social media followers in August: ‘Nothing could have truly prepared me for your entrance into this world’
‘A journey of complete surrender and the most intense surges of energy I have ever felt in my life. But I understand now that it had to be this way. How else could my heart come to live outside of my body?’
More babies? Sam plays Coronation Street character Chesney who is parenting quads on the popular ITV soap and he revealed that he and Briony would love to have a big family