Tamara Ecclestone is hoping for a baby girl.

The 29-year-old socialite is delighted to be expecting her first child with former stockbroker Jay Rutland - who she married in June after four months of dating - but is secretly wishing the tiny tot is female because she wants it to play with her sister Petra's seven-month-old daughter Lavinia Stunt.

Speaking to HELLO! magazine, she said: ''I hope it's a girl. I used to want a boy, but now Petra has a daughter I feel that the girls could be sisters.''

The brunette beauty can't wait to start developing a cute baby bump in coming weeks but admits the pregnancy is already taking its toll on her as she can't stomach her favourite foods anymore and has been living off plain carbohydrates.

She explained: ''I can't bear bacon, eggs, chicken or steak any more, all of which I used to live on. I can't even eat Galaxy chocolate, which I was addicted to. For the first 12 weeks, I lived on pasta with butter on it and plain toast. It was hard to stomach anything when I felt so sick and it's better to eat white carbs than nothing at all.''