Helen Flanagan took newborn daughter Matilda to watch dad Scott Sinclair, 26, play for the first time and looks like she chose a good match, because the Aston Villa player scored a hat-trick against Notts County.
The 24 year-old former Coronation Street star welcomed her first child with her long-term boyfriend at the end of June and didn’t wait to introduce the little one, to the beautiful game.
Wrapping Matilda up in a blue and pink onsie-coat, the proud mum showed off the two-month old on Instagram as they arrived home from the match.
She also shared the first video of the tot giggling for the camera as she sits in a bouncy chair.
Helen went through a gruelling three day labour and admitted that it had been a pain-filled birth.
“I couldn’t keep my eyes off her. It made the pain I was in all worth it – she’s a dream come true,” she told OK! magazine.
“Matilda was in the back-to-back position, which made it even more painful. At one point my back was hurting so much that I screamed out for the doctor to give me an epidural,” Helen continued.
Helen appears to have taken well to motherhood and has been filling her Instagram accounts with cute pics of her and the new arrival.
Scott and Helen have been dating on and off since 2009 and the footballer admitted, seeing her go through child birth had changed his opinion of his gilfriend.
He added to the magazine: “I have a new-found respect for Helen after watching her go through a three-day labour”.
Matilda arrived just a few months after Helen said she was more excited about starting a family than getting married to her boyfriend.
“Scott and I have talked about tying the knot on a beach. But I think we would like a few children first,” she said.
“I have always liked the idea of having your children at your wedding.
“We are not planning kids right now but if happens it happens and if I were to fall pregnant, I’d be really happy,” she added at the time.
Writing alongside the adorable picture: “Matildas first football game yesterday to watch daddy who scored a hat trick @scotty__sinclair9 ❤️”