Celebrity Families

Congratulations! Pregnant 2Day FM radio host Em Rusciano announces she's expecting a baby boy!

After a heartbreaking miscarriage last year, the radio host has some wonderful family news.

By Bettina Tyrrell

Congratulations are in order for Australian radio presenter and comedian Em Rusciano who on Sunday revealed she is pregnant, just over a year after she suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage.

The 39-year-old shared her exciting news on social media with an Instagram post referencing Abigail Breslin's hilarious Superfreak dance sequence from the 2006 film Little Miss Sunshine.

"It's gonna take more than a superfreak strip routine and a Kombi van to get me out of this one," Em joked.

"I'm totally pregnant and so happy my heart may burst in my chest at any moment."

"Although I'm not so much little miss sunshine as little miss teary, bloated, nauseous yet ravenously hungry," she wrote.

"Let me tell you it's a different ball game doing this at 39 to 21. It's a good thing that the stretch marks are in place and ready to go! #geriatricpregnancy #stretchypants #nippleslikefighterpilotsthumbs."

Em and her husband Scott Barrow already have two children together, Marchella, 16, and Odette, 11.

On Monday morning, the 2day FM radio host thanked her fans with a second baby bump snap and revealed she is expecting a baby boy!

"Thank you for the bajillion messages of congrats you've all sent. It's a bloody happy time for my fam and I. The other bonus- No more sucking my guts in at work," she wrote on Instagram.

"It's been a hectic vomit themed time but I think I'm out the other side now, oh and it's a BOY!"

In May last year, the 2day FM radio host revealed the heartbreaking news that she had suffered a miscarriage and would be taking time away from her work to recover.

"About 10 weeks ago I got the most wondrous surprise. I found out I was pregnant," Rusciano wrote on Facebook at the time.

"I was going to announce it this Monday as we'd hit 13 weeks, but instead I will be at home in the most exquisite pain I can possibly fathom. Yesterday I found out that my little boy, was lost to me," she wrote.

"I'd only just seen my baby the week before on the ultrasound, kicking and waving. I'd heard his heart beat and began to imagine what type of person he'd become. What colour hair he'd have, I wondered if he'd be serious like his dad or ridiculous like his mother, or perhaps a little bit of both.

"But now, all I have is that one grainy black and white image, and the rest I will have to imagine. I'm not sure I'm built to withstand this kind of heartbreak, I'm not sure any mother is."

The couple named their unborn son Ray.

If you or someone you know has experience a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death and would like to talk to someone about it, contact Sands Australia on (03) 9895 8700 or visit their website: sands.org.au.

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