Coronation Street couple prepare for their first baby
The couple, both 30, are expecting their first child next month and doting dad Alan has gone all-out in his preparations.
He painted the nursery, pink and white, with a butterfly rug and a pink Moses basket – and every night he puts headphones on my bump to send the baby to sleep,’ says Lucy-Jo.
It’s usually relaxing spa-type stuff. He’s downloading an album to take to the hospital for the birth too.
He’s packed his own bag ready – there’s a camera in there. And he’s nagging me to pack mine.
We’ve even practised the route to the hospital twice.’
Lucy-Jo says Coronation Street star Alan has also started doing housework and has impressed her with his cooking and cleaning abilities.
It’s nice to see he can [do it]!’ the mum-to-be tells the Daily Mirror.
He’ll be a hands-on dad. He has two weeks’ paternity leave and two weeks’ holiday booked. He’ll do everything.
This is huge for him. But although he’s read up a bit, we think our instincts will kick in and we’ll do what feels natural as parents when she arrives.
I don’t want to freak myself out with books.’
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