Big Brother winner Kate Lawler has taken to social media to share the first photographs of her adorable newborn daughter.
The 40-year-old television personality, who won the Channel 4 reality show back in 2002, and her fiancé Martin welcomed their first child together on Thursday.
Kate has logged into her Instagram account to explain her experience admitting that it had been an "overwhelming" two days.
Alongside a collage of stunning snap of herself with her bundle of joy, Kate penned: "After a wonderful, complication-free abdominal birth yesterday lunchtime thanks to the kind and caring NHS staff, our little girl was born on 11.02.2021 at 2:01pm."
The new mum remained tight lipped about her daughter's name but went on to discuss that the little one's health issues.
She continued: "She was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit an hour later as she was having issues with her breathing, which isn’t uncommon in babies who are delivered abdominally as sometimes the fluid isn’t drained properly from their lungs.
"We were informed it was either that or an infection, but from the most recent consultant update, it’s looking less like an infection which is great news.
"Thankfully our little lady improved quite quickly, coming off oxygen last night and onto assisted air.
"Meanwhile I tried to get up and out of bed around 10pm once the feeling was back in my legs, but I threw up (brilliennnnnt) so I had to go back to bed.
"But at 2:30am this morning I was finally mobilised, had my catheter out, had a wash, brushed my teeth and walked to the baby unit where I was able to hold my daughter skin on skin and she breastfed for two hours from 5:30-7:30 which was beautiful, very calming and she latched to both sides."
Virgin Radio DJ Kate revealed that her little girl still needs monitoring but will hopefully be free to go home in a few days.
She explained: "They tried taking her off the tubes at 8am this morning and her respiratory rate went up too high so although she’s still on the tubes, her check-up at 10am today was positive.
"She’s a healthy weight, everything else is perfect, there’s a murmur on her heart which they’re monitoring but again is very common in newborn babies and they’re going to see if she can breath unassisted again this evening.
"I’ve been in to visit her three times, thankfully Boj [Martin] has been as well and we’ve been told hopefully we can come home on Sunday, Monday at the latest."
Kate finished off her lengthy post: "The last two days have been incredibly overwhelming, tiring and not what we expected but she’s here and in the best possible care. The outpouring of love from family and friends we’ve received has been staggering.
"Thank you so much for all the love, well wishes and kindness, and a special thank you to my darling fiancé who I couldn’t have got through these last two days without. I love you and I’m so lucky to have you. xx"
Unsurprisingly, Kate's latest Instagram grid update caught the attention of her 241,000 followers, with some rushing to leave a message congratulating the new parents in the comment section.
Celebrity Big Brother star Ashley James penned: "Congratulations mama! So proud of you."
Celebs Go Dating favourite Anna Williamson added: "The hugest congratulations" alongside a string of red love heart emojis.
One fan gushed:"Aw I’ve literally been checking Insta all day for an update!!! Congratulations guys, she’s beautiful."
Another social media user added: "Congratulations! She’s perfection."
Martin, who Kate calls Boj, shared the news that Kate had given birth on his Instagram account.
He penned: "Hi everyone, sorry for the radio silence, it's been a long day.
"Nuchky is fine, fit and healthy, as is Kate. We had a bit of complication but Nuchky is ok and on the quick mend and will be with us tomorrow, all being good."
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The proud dad contiuned: "Nuchky is gorgeous and has lots of hair which make me think Kate definitely has a hairy lover out there.
"I didn't know how else to tell the news except with these s**t cab selfies but thank you for all of your messages.
"It's been an overwhelming day. I'm glad to see she has about 2000,000 aunties ready to march for her if she ever needs help."
The new parents have been in a relationship for eight years, with Martin popping the question back in 2018.
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