She is about to welcome her first child into the world, but Romee Strijd is already connecting with her soon-to-be-born baby.
Romee took to her Instagram stories on Saturday, where she shared video of herself applying stretch mark cream to her blossoming bump.
The Victoria’s Secret model, 25, revealed she uses such moments to bond with her child – and maybe even feel a little kick.
Bumping along! Romee Strijd shared video of herself applying stretch mark cream to her blossoming bump on Saturday
As Romee rubbed the Lovekins cream onto her belly, she explained: ‘I usually do it at night and I try to take the time to connect with the little one.
‘It’s very important to take the time, and I love to see if she kicks or anything. It’s just very important to connect with him or her,’ she added.
Romee was glowing as she beamed towards the camera with her flowing blonde hair and radiant complexion.
The model wore a shimmering tank top, a fluffy white sweater, and snake print leggings.
Mom-to-be: Strijd uses moments such as these to connect with her child
Beaming with joy! The model was glowing in her bump update
Romee has been providing plenty of bump updates with fans as of late.
On Tuesday, the mom-to-be was at it again with another snap of her burgeoning midsection.
‘Getting ready for the day,’ she wrote on the images.
‘I love to see if she kicks or anything’: Strijd enjoys feeling her little one’s kicks
‘Getting ready for the day’: Strijd showed off her growing baby bump on her Instagram Story
The Dutch model was dressed in a beige knit crop top with spaghetti straps and a pair of tiny white shorts with black stitching around the hem.
Her top rode up on her belly as her shorts dropped down, revealing her tummy and extended navel.
With one hand she cradled her bump as she turned sideways to gaze directly into the camera.
Bared her belly: The Dutch model, 25, was dressed in a beige knit crop top with spaghetti straps and a pair of tiny white shorts with black stitching around the hem
Beautiful: With one hand she cradled her bump as she turned sideways to gaze directly into the camera
It’s believed that Strijd is about five months along in her pregnancy,
She’s previously revealed that she and husband Laurens van Leeuwen are having a baby girl.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced her pregnancy in May and at the same time, shared on social media how she’d been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can greatly impact fertility and make it very hard for women to naturally conceive.
Strijd wrote: ‘2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream.’
It’s a girl: The Victoria’s Secret Angel announced her pregnancy in May and a month later she shared with fans that she is having a daughter
She went on: ‘I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.. I started to research PCOS and came to the conclusion that mine was not the typical pcos. Mine was because of my body being in fight or flight mode.. which means my body was under constant stress.
‘I never felt mentally super stressed so it was hard to understand this, but my life consisted of travelling all the time (no biorhythm), working out every day, eating super clean (restricting foods).’
She continued: ‘I think I pressured my body too much, and honestly every body is so different but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling.’
The model explained: ‘This was the point where I started to research natural healing for PCOS and came to the conclusion that I should do way less high intensity training, don’t restrict foods, be nice to myself, and take breaks when needed.’
Strijd and van Leeuwen, whose father is a famous TV presenter in the Netherlands, eloped in October 2018 after dating since 2010.
Parents to be: Strijd and husband Laurens van Leeuwen eloped in October 2018 after dating since 2010. They are currently living in The Netherlands