She welcomed her first child – a boy named Sonny – back in August.
The yoga instructor, who welcomed her son prematurely, asked her followers which photographs they would like her to share on the page.
Loved-up! Coronation Street star Sam Aston’s wife Briony shared a selection of his milestone moments on her Instagram Stories during a Q&A
When asked to share her ‘last photo’, Briony posted a candid snap of herself breastfeeding Sonny, which she captioned ‘tired but besotted’.
In the image, Briony flashed a smile for the camera while her young son fed.
Briony also shared a picture moments after Sonny’s birth as she cradled him on her chest while lying in a hospital bed following her labour.
Milestone moments: The yoga instructor, who welcomed her son prematurely, asked her followers which photographs they would like her to share on the page
She wrote: ‘My amazing midwife actually got videos/photos of him being born and I can’t help but look back at them most days.
‘It helps me process just how miraculous the human body is. But there definitely TMI so this is the first suitable photo. [sic]
Briony also posted the ‘first picture’ of Sonny, which was an ultrasound scan at seven weeks and five days, she quipped: ‘Technically this is it – our little blueberry’.
Together: Briony and Sam welcomed their first child – a boy named Sonny – back in August
Also included in the series of photographs was the first time Sam held his son in his arms, as Briony wrote: ‘Ohh good one! This is the first photo I have from when he’s a day old, Sam might have some from earlier. But look at how tiny Sonny’s head was.’
Another adorable snap showed Briony cradling her newborn the day after she gave birth to him, which she revealed was from when she FaceTimed her mum and dad.
She said: ‘We FaceTimed them after we did skin to skin, but this photo is from the next day, showing off how much hair he had.’
‘Our little blueberry’: Briony also posted the ‘first picture’ of Sonny, which was an ultrasound scan at seven weeks and five days, she quipped: ‘Technically this is it – our little blueberry’
Family: Another adorable snap showed Briony cradling her newborn the day after she gave birth to him, which she revealed was from when she FaceTimed her mum and dad
The new mum proudly shared an image while feeding Sonny and then shared a snap of his feet alongside a message about an exchange she had with a midwife.
In the touching caption which marked World Prematurity Day, she penned: ‘Before we left the hospital after having Sonny, a midwife said to me “Briony, do you realise that the minute you leave this hospital you’ll become a lioness?”…
‘And I can honestly say never before have I felt so powerful, protective and proud, and never has a sentence been so true. My boy, my cub, my premature baby’.
Supermum! Briony has proclaimed motherhood has turned her into a ‘lioness’ and shared a breastfeeding snap
Amazing: The touching caption marked World Prematurity Day
In her next post, yoga enthusiast Briony was every inch the superwoman as she revealed she was multitasking in the snap, in which she was making dinner while breastfeeding.
Briony revealed that Sonny’s birth was ‘calm’ despite him being born six weeks premature. They had been trying for a baby for little over a month before getting the result and Briony revealed that nothing prepared her for the joy of parenthood.
She said to her social media followers in August: ‘Nothing could have truly prepared me for your entrance into this world’
‘A journey of complete surrender and the most intense surges of energy I have ever felt in my life. But I understand now that it had to be this way. How else could my heart come to live outside of my body?’
New parents: Sam and Briony tied the knot last year, two years after the couple announced their engagement
Sam and Briony tied the knot last year, two years after the couple announced their engagement.
The couple first announced they were expecting a boy when speaking with OK! magazine, saying: ‘We’re having a boy! It was a massive surprise when we found out, as there are loads of girls in our families, so we were adamant we were having a girl.’
Last month, she shared a photo of herself in labour in support of the #ButNotMaternity campaign, with the snap showing Sam’s hand placed on her back.
#ButNotMaternity: Last month, she shared a photo of herself in labour in support of the #ButNotMaternity campaign, with the snap showing Sam’s hand placed on her back
Thousands of new mums have been forced to face antenatal appointments and births alone as Covid-19 restrictions have banned partners from attending.
In the Instagram post, Briony said: ‘I hope I’ve got your attention!! This is me in labour. This is me in labour with the support of my husband. But this could so easily have been me in labour ALONE.
‘This could so easily have been me giving birth to our premature baby without any support at all. I’m jumping on the bandwagon of #ButNotMaternity because I am so fiercely passionate about it and the changes that need to be made…’
The #ButNotMaternity campaign which calls on NHS Trusts to lift the ban on labour restrictions that have been implemented amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It calls for birth partners to attend pregnancy scans and all stages of labour in hospitals.