Katie Piper shares rare photo of excited baby Belle Elizabeth

Newly-engaged Katie Piper has revealed just how excited baby Belle Elizabeth is for her first Christmas with a seriously cute new picture; click to see!

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Katie Piper, 30, has been careful to keep her and partner James' baby daughter out of the public eye, but the proud mum couldn't help but gush over the little cutie this week.

The model-turned-campaigner, who recently announced her engagement to Belle's father, shared a photo of her excitable little girl playing inside a large cardboard box.

Katie explained: "Picked up all my parcels and post from work.

"Luckily have my little helper to open it all!"

Via Instagram

Inspiring Katie also shared a photo of herself filming up in Scotland, wrapped up warm - apart from a pair of gloves.

The chilly star wrote: "Forgot my gloves and can't feel my fingers!"

Which meant that, for anyone looking VERY closely, you could catch a glimpse of her sparkling diamond engagement ring!

And, even from this angle, it's clear to see that James picked well when it came to putting a ring on it.

Via Instagram

The 30-year-old charity owner gave birth to Belle - her and James' first child - in March 2014, after revealing she never thought family life would be possible for her, due to her past.

In March 2008, Katie had sulphuric acid thrown in her face by a man hired by her ex-partner. Piper suffered severe burns as a result of the attack, and has had dozens of operations to minimise the damage and give her back a functioning face.

Since the attack, Katie has campaigned tirelessly for more help for burn victims, raising money for them to have life-changing procedures, and also gives motivational speeches - encouraging others not to judge people by their appearance.

So it makes sense that Anglia Ruskin’s postgraduate Medical Institute recently paid tribute to Katie for her work, giving her an honorary doctor of health sciences.

A baby, a proposal, and a doctorate; we can't think of anyone who deserves such an amazing end to 2014, to be honest!

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