She is preparing to welcome her second child into the world in just four weeks’ time.
And Ali Bastian displayed her blooming baby bump in a skin-tight navy jumpsuit as she posed for a sweet snap on Instagram to celebrate reaching the 38th week of her pregnancy on Friday.
The former Hollyoaks actress, 40, cradled her tummy as she told her followers that ‘nesting is now in full flight’ as she prepares to meet her baby girl in the next few weeks.
Writing alongside the sweet image, Ali said: ‘Bumpdate! 38 weeks this week! Can’t believe how soon i will be meeting you baby girl!
‘I’ve gone from feeling like i needed a few more weeks to feeling very ready!! Nesting is now in full flight and if it was safe for me to be up a ladder, i’d be cleaning light bulbs right now! Aren’t hormones incredible!?’
Glowing: Ali Bastian displayed her blooming baby bump in a skintight navy jumpsuit as she posed for a sweet snap on Instagram to celebrate the 38th week of her pregnancy on Friday
Ali continued explaining to her followers that she got pretty emotional while her husband took the photo.
She also revealed an adorable video of herself where she can be seen tearing up, and Ali claimed that she didn’t realise her husband was taking the video.
Ali said, ‘I got quite emotional whilst my husband was taking this photo, knowing i will be meeting my baby girl soon. Swipe for the vulnerable little moment on video that i had no idea he had taken!’
During the video, the actress’s husband, David O’Mahoney, asked her ‘why are you crying’ to which she explained, teary-eyed ‘i’m excited’ before proclaiming her love for him.
She also shared with her many followers that she had been taking Proceive, a fertility and pregnancy supplement tailored for each life stage throughout her pregnancy.
She said in her Instagram post, ‘I’ve been taking @Proceive throughout my pregnancy and love how they are tailored for each trimester – each trimester contains the most comprehensive formula that is scientifically formulated for each stage of conception, pregnancy, and post pregnancy.’
She then added, ‘I will certainly continue to take Proceive throughout my postpartum and breastfeeding journey.’
The soap star gave birth to her first child, daughter Isla, in March 2020, during the first coronavirus lockdown, after tying the knot with her partner, West End actor David O’Mahony, in 2019.
Baby coming soon: The former Hollyoaks actress, 40, cradled her tummy as she told her followers that ‘nesting is now in full flight’ as she prepares to meet her baby girl in a few weeks
Excited: Writing alongside the sweet image, Ali said: ‘Bumpdate! 38 weeks this week! Can’t believe how soon i will be meeting you baby girl!
The couple married in an intimate ceremony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London before Ali opted to return to work following their honeymoon in the Maldives.
Last month, Ali revealed her second pregnancy was ‘flying by’ because she had been kept busy by her ‘wild’ toddler Isla.
The actress detailed her battle with sleep deprivation while admitting her worries as the two-year-old gears up to start preschool.
Happy: Ali also shared a sweet video and her husband, David O’Mahoney, can be heard asking her ‘why are you crying’. She then explained, teary-eyed ‘i’m excited’ before proclaiming her love
Ali told MailOnline in an exclusive interview: ‘I feel OK actually. I’d say it goes a lot faster the second time around because you’re so in the thick of it. Isla’s two-and-a-half so I’m running around after a wild toddler.
‘And now heavily pregnant with number two, so there are a lot of distractions. Yeah, it’s just flying by. I think it’s not gonna be too long before she’s with us. It’s exciting.
‘Well, they say every pregnancy is different, but this has actually really been very similar, so far, to my pregnancy with Isla.
‘All of my pregnancy symptoms and things have felt really familiar. I do get some peculiar symptoms and when they come on, I’m like “Ohh, OK, I know this now and I know it’ll pass”.’
Ali explained she’s constantly reminding herself her experience will be ‘different this time because we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic’.
The exclusive interview comes after Ali announced her pregnancy in an OK! Magazine shoot alongside her husband and daughter in September 2022.
Doting mother: Ali gave birth to her first child, daughter Isla (pictured last week), in March 2020, during the first coronavirus lockdown
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