HOLLYOAKS star Rory Douglas-Speed has shared an adorable photo of his sleeping newborn as girlfriend Nadine Mulkerrin catches up on sleep.
In the candid post, the 27-year-old actor admitted that he is rarely the one who takes on baby duty in the night – but hopes for that to change.
In the photo, baby Reggie is wrapped up and resting on dad Rory’s bare chest.
Rory is gazing over adoringly at Nadine, who is fast asleep beside them.
He captioned the post: “Here a picture of me for once actually awake in the middle of the night while Nadine finally gets some sleep.. would love to say this is a common occurrence”.
Rory plays Priest Joel in the Channel 4 soap, and Reggie is his first child with girlfriend and Hollyoaksco-star Nadine, who plays Cleo McQueen.
The pair welcomed their son earlier this month, and Nadine was quick to admit that she was struggling with the night feeds.
The 26-year-old actress took to her Instagram page to reveal that she was begging co-star Jennifer Metcalfe for baby tips after her smooth-sailing first night proved to be short-lived.
Nadine spent the night attempting to nurse her restless newborn and texting pal Jen – who plays her onscreen cousin Mercedes McQueen – for advice.
She wrote: “Day 1- smug motherf****r this is world most chilled well behaved silent sleepy content baby.”
Nadine then shared a snap of herself breastfeeding little Reggie with a panicked facial expression.
She then continued: “Will this ever end. Why won’t you go back in your f***ing bed. I’ve tried tricking him like 18 times.
“Just wants to lie on my [sic] with my nipple in his throat sleeping cheers bud.”
The star then shared a new snap of her bundle of joy, writing: “But this face and Kylie Jenner lips.”
Nadine revealed that she was pregnant when she attended the British Soap Awards this year – showing off her bump for the first time.
The couple, who met on set of the Channel 4 soap, got engaged back in December after dating for just over a year.