New mum Perrie Edwards has shown off a super-cute snap of her five-week-old baby son Axel, who she welcomed with footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain last month
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- 17:24, 28 Sep 2021
Little Mix's Perrie Edwards has shared a sweet snap of her baby son Axel.
The singer, who gave birth last month, took to Instagram to show off the picture in which the little boy's hand and ear can be seen.
Proud mum Perrie simply captioned the snap with a heart.
Two weeks after giving birth, the singer uploaded a photo of Axel sleeping in a white moses basket and blanket with an adorable blue bobble hat.
Captioning that picture she wrote: "2 weeks of loving you. I’ve never felt love like this before! Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain."
Axel is an anagram of his footballer father Alex's name – and Perrie’s Little Mix bandmates were among the first to congratulate the new parents after their initial announcement.
Perrie Edwards a new picture of her sleeping baby son Axel
Perrie gave birth to Axel last month
Leigh-Anne Pinnock wrote: "I am so proud of you and I love you so much, what an angel."
Perrie was no doubt proud of Leigh-Anne, who announced a couple of days afterwards that she had given birth to twins with fiancé Andre Gray.
She shared a snap of her two babies' feet and the singer penned: "We asked for a miracle, we were given two… Our Cubbies are here 16/08/21."
Little Axel sporting a rather fetching blue bobble hat with Mickey Mouse ears
Perrie replied: "Two bundles of absolute joy! I love you my Lee Lee!”
Perrie and Alex, who have been together four and a half years, have been sharing their journey to parenthood on social media since they went public with the news that Perrie was pregnant in May.
The singer shared the news their baby had been born last month alongside a series of adorable black and white snaps, showing their child's tiny limbs.
Fans had been alerted to the fact Perrie was in labour when footballer Alex didn’t play for Liverpool, citing “personal reasons”.
When the happy news was confirmed Perrie's post received more than 340,000 likes in the first 15 minutes.
There was also a huge reaction to the first adorable look at Axel, with many heart emojis filling the comments.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock also gave birth last month – to twins
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Jade Thirlwall, the only current member of Little Mix not to have given birth has lifted the lid on how her sleep deprived bandmates Leigh-Anne and Perrie are coping as new mums.
Leigh-Anne, 29, welcomed twins with partner Andre Gray in August, announcing the arrival of her “miracle” babies on Instagram with a sweet picture of the tots’ feet.
"They have been saying that they just don't know sleep any more, they don't know sleep exists now – it's just gone," she told Ireland's The Strawberry Alarm Clock radio show.
Proud parents Perrie and Alex have been together since 2016
Another adorable pic of baby Ox
She also revealed she’d only just decided what she’s going to get the new mums because it took her “so long” for her to think of a good idea.
She then confessed it was flame-haired singer Ed Sheeran who advised her on what to get for her friends when they went for a drink together after watching a football match during Euro 2020.
“He was telling me that when he had his baby, everyone always forgets about the mum and that they might need something too,” Jade said.
"I was like, that's really good advice. I think I'm going to get the girls something like an in-house spa day so they get a treat."
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