Inside Olivia Bowen’s pregnancy journey – from names to nursery

Olivia Bowen revealed she was pregnant with her and husband Alex's first child back in January, and Love Island fans everywhere were overjoyed for the pair.

The couple shot to fame on the 2016 series of the hit ITV show, and their relationship has continued to go from strength to strength ever since leaving the famous villa.

Olivia, 28, and Alex, 30, have amassed a huge following thanks to the show, and their loyal fanbase have watched them buy their first home together, tie the knot, and now get ready to welcome their first child.

Mum to be Olivia has been busy documenting her pregnancy over on Instagram, giving fans a glimpse into her and Alex's experiences of becoming first time parents.

From the first announcement to potential baby names, here we take a look into Olivia Bowen's pregnancy journey so far…

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Announcement

On New Year's Day Olivia and Alex both took to Instagram to announce the happy news that they were expecting their first child together.

The couple's announcement instantly went viral, and millions of friends and fans rushed to congratulate the pair.

Alex and Bowen posted the same image to their personal Instagram pages, which showed three sweet polaroid snaps and a pair of knitted baby boots.

In one photograph Alex could be seen planting a kiss on Olivia's growing baby bump, while a second showed the couple beaming as they held an adorable pair of baby shoes.

A personalised white baby grow with the words Baby Bowen printed on it was visible in the third polaroid picture, surrounded by ultrasound scans.

Olivia wrote: "Happy New…Baby Bowen", alongside two happy emojis and a baby bottle emoji, while Alex told his followers: "This year we get to meet Baby Bowen", along with a red love heart emoji.

The pair's posts both racked up thousands of likes, with Olivia's currently nearly hitting the one million mark on the social media app.

The couple weren't finished there however, and later on the same day Olivia returned to Instagram to post a heart-warming video.

The video showed a series of clips of the moments Olivia and Alex told their close friends, their family members, as well as the emotional moment Olivia told Alex she was pregnant.

An overwhelmed Olivia wrote a long caption to accommodate the video, where she thanked all of their fans and described how excited she and Alex both are to become parents.

The Love Island star ended the caption by writing: "Again, I don't think I will ever be able to express my gratitude and gratefulness to how kind you have been & how excited you all are.

"You've made this such an amazing time for us too. I can confirm we are sooooo buzzing too, definitely hugely nervous haha!

"I am so overwhelmed & we are so full of love, Thank you THANK YOU", alongside a red heart and milk bottle emoji.

Blossoming Bump

Having revealed that she and Alex are expecting their first child, Olivia has been busy showcasing her blossoming bump in a series of stunning outfits.

The fashionable star, 28, has became known for her stylish outfits and glam looks over on Instagram over the years, and she's definitely not letting her baby bump stop her.

Olivia first showed off her bump on her 28th birthday, when she posed in a brown ribbed jumpsuit by online fashion brand Missy Empire for an Instagram post.

She has since shared various glamorous snaps, modelling an array of gorgeous dresses before she heads out.

Olivia's most recent snaps show her posing in her and Alex's kitchen in a bright blue body con dress by luxury brand House Of CB.

Her signature blond locks were styled in loose curls, and Olivia paired her eye-catching dress with knee high cream boots.

The mum to be looked overjoyed as she cradled her blossoming bump in one gorgeous snap.

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Name Ideas

Olivia took to her Instagram Stories recently to take part in a Q&A session with her followers about all things to do with her baby.

The 28 year old wrote: "Baby questions let's do this!"

The session saw Olivia open up about her fears surrounding giving birth, as well as her and Alex's thoughts on potential baby names.

One fan asked: "Have you disagreed on names at all? I’m 21 weeks and we can’t agree."


Olivia agreed, and began to explain how she and Alex are currently struggling to agree on a baby name for their unborn child.

The mum to be told the fan: "Disagreed on SO MANY. I love really classic old names hahaha. Alex is not a fan."

Listing the names that Alex is not keen on, she wrote: "Betsy. Aubrey. Audrey. To name a few that have been removed because we can’t agree."

Nursery

Alongside both of their wildly popular Instagram pages, Olivia and Alex also have a joint profile on the social media app dedicated to their gorgeous Essex home, @thebowenhome.

The couple have completely transformed the £1million mansion over the past year, and have documented the process on the page from start to finish.

The Bowens have amassed a whopping 764,000 followers on their home account, as fans continue to praise their stylish home.

Understandably, many fans were eager to find out what the couple's plans were for their baby's nursery after they announced the happy news.

Olivia and Alex have now shared a snap on their home account showing four colour samples, including beige and light brown.

Having already hinted that the nursery would feature a neutral colour scheme, the couple told their followers: "Nursery plans! I sourced some wallpaper samples that I loved which annoyingly won’t work for our wall as the window is such a large hole in the design, that it’ll cut off half the animals heads but they’re so beautiful!

So we’re going to have our own wallpaper designed taking some inspo from these. Giraffes, elephants & lots of soft foliage focused around the window! I did consider having a mural drawn directly on the walls but I think I’m going to prefer a bit of texture of the paper on the wall.

"We also popped into B&Q & quickly grabbed some brown/neutral type colours from Valspar to get the ball rolling – but didn’t manage to look properly as otherwise we were going to be late for our scan haha! This colour will be going on the other three walls & the wallpaper detail will be matched to it."

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