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Leah and friends gearing up for her new arrival


 Leah O'Reilly. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Leah O'Reilly. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Leah O'Reilly. Photo: Brian McEvoy

UK-based model Leah O'Reilly is back home in the bosom of her friends and family as she gears up for a very welcome arrival this spring.

The model and businesswoman is expecting her first child with footballer boyfriend Danny Jones on March 2.

Despite living in the UK, Dublin native Leah (below) is planning to have her baby in Ireland.

She is currently at home, where she has been enjoying shopping sprees in Mothercare and spending time with her family and friends who are helping her get ready for the birth.

"Leah is going to have the baby in Mount Carmel hospital in Dublin so she is back home for the next while," a friend said. "She is very excited and loves having her friends and family near her to help get things ready."

Leah (below) is also helping out as much as she can with her business, Crystal and Co jewellery, which she runs with her best friend and fellow model Emily MacKeogh.


Assets model Leah is just over 33 weeks pregnant and has been sharing pictures of her bump with her Twitter followers.

She and Emily were run off their feet with orders at Christmas and may even consider bringing out a baby jewellery line to celebrate Leah's newborn.

The model has maintained her petite figure during her pregnancy despite intense cravings.

"I'm eating everything in sight," she said last year.