She’s in full celebratory mode after welcoming her daughter into the world on Tuesday morning with husband Nathan Massey by her side.
And Cara De La Hoyde shared a heartwarming snap of her son Freddie, two, bonding with with his sister as he enjoyed his first full day as a big brother on Wednesday.
The former Love Island star, 29, took to Instagram to upload the adorable image, as she gushed that she was ‘so in love’, but bemoaned her ‘back ache and sore nipples’.
Bonding: Cara De La Hoyde shared a heartwarming snap of her son Freddie, two, bonding with with his newborn sister as he enjoyed his first full day as a big brother on Wednesday
Captioning the image, which showed little Freddie staring intently at his new sibling as they each rested in their mother’s arms, Cara wrote: ‘I may look absolutely shattered but I’m so in ❤️ right now…
‘P.s reality of a new mum… bleeding, back ache, sore nipples & still looking pregnant… no one tells you these bits (but it’s so worth it).’
Cara’s husband Nathan uploaded a similar image of the mother and her children relaxing together on the picture-sharing platform, adding his own happy words.
Happy days: Cara’s husband Nathan uploaded a similar image of the mother and her children relaxing together on the picture-sharing platform, adding his own happy words
The newly-anointed father-of-two wrote: ‘My life is complete… and Fred absolutely loves his little sister.’
Cara’s post comes a day after she clapped back at a Twitter troll, who claimed ‘nobody cares’ about the birth of her baby – just hours after her daughter’s arrival.
When the reality star received a congratulatory message from Capital UK on Twitter, the troll wrote on the micro-blogging platform: ‘Where’s the actual news and talent uk reality stars don’t have any actual talent on and off camera wasted talent.’ [sic]
To further drive their unwelcome comment home, the person added a GIF of SpongeBob SquarePants flanked by the words ‘NOBODY CARES’.
Not missing a beat, new mother Cara quickly struck back: ‘I’d love to see you push a baby out of your penis dan… now that would be a talent,’ rounding out her response with a flushed face emoji.
Clapback: A day earlier, Cara clapped back at a Twitter troll, who claimed ‘nobody cares’ about the birth of her baby – just hours after she welcomed her daughter into the world
Cara was taken into hospital on Saturday to be induced after doctors diagnosed her with pre-eclampsia, a condition which causes high blood pressure and can be deadly for both a woman and her unborn baby if untreated.
The reality star shared a sweet snap of her newborn daughter’s hands holding onto her finger on Tuesday afternoon and thanked staff for taking such good care of her.
Cara penned: ‘She’s here and home. We both want to say a massive thank you to all the amazing ladies who looked after us @darent_valley_hospital over the last few days.’ (sic)
She also praised her 1.1 million followers for their support, she added: ‘Thank you for all your messages that have kept me going.’
Sweet: Just hours earlier, Cara shared the first snap of her newborn daughter as they returned home from the hospital
Welcome! The former Love Island star, 29, welcomed her ‘beautiful baby girl’ in the early hours of Tuesday morning with husband Nathan Massey
Nathan took to Instagram to tell fans the happy news on Tuesday, standing outside of the hospital, he said: ‘Hi guys, I just wanted to let you guys know Cara gave birth to our beautiful baby daughter this morning. She’s done an absolutely fantastic job.
‘I just want to say Cara you are a hero. I’m really, really emotional this morning. Everything is good, Cara’s doing great, baby is doing great.
‘Just want to say one thing us blokes could never in a million years go through what women do, so everyone woman that has given birth – hats off to you because I don’t think us geezers have the pain threshold.
‘Massive congratulations to Cara, you’ve done a fantastic job. Welcome to the world my little daughter.’
Cara’s representatives told MailOnline: ‘The Can Group are pleased to announce that Cara De La Hoyde-Massey and her husband Nathan have given birth to a beautiful baby girl at Darenth Valley Hospital at 5:45am on July 28th, 2020.
Scary: Cara was taken into hospital on Saturday to be induced after doctors diagnosed her with pre-eclampsia, a condition which causes high blood pressure and can be deadly
Emotional: Nathan Massey took to Instagram to announce the news and described Cara as his ‘hero’ on Tuesday
‘Mum and baby are both doing well, and the couple would like to thank the hospital for the amazing care, and a special thanks to their midwife Teresa.’
Cara was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, after being diagnosed with pre-eclampsia by her midwife.
The Love Island star, who was 37 weeks into her pregnancy, told fans last week how she was visiting a head consultant to see what steps would be taken.
Sharing a snap showing her carrying her son Freddie, Cara penned a lengthy caption detailing the condition and lauded her hospital for and the
Early arrival: Cara was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, after being diagnosed with pre-eclampsia by her midwife
‘Everyone else has left’: The television personality shared several updates from hospital during her labour. Cara posted a snap of an empty hospital room
Oh baby! Excited daddy-to-be Nathan shared a snap of himself and Cara in face masks ahead of the labour
WHAT IS PREECLAMPSIA?
Preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication.
It causes high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organs, usually the liver and kidneys.
In most women, preeclampsia begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Even a slight rise in blood pressure may be a sign of the condition.
Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious or fatal complications for the mother and her baby.
Alongside the stunning family photo, Cara wrote: ‘The last few days have been pretty up & down, still not out of the woods yet…
‘I have been diagnosed with ‘Preeclampsia’ after my local midwife spotted the signs at my appointment yesterday Thankyou everyone for all your messages of love & concern, I’m seeing the head consultant tomorrow to see what the next steps are…
‘Again a massive Thank you to the NHS and all the ladies @darent_valley_hospital. But seeing this face & knowing he’s going to be a big brother makes it all worth it’.
The couple, who already share two-year-old son Freddie, first announced the happy news that they were expecting in March.
Brunette beauty Cara found out she was pregnant while the couple were staying in a hotel in Leeds before she woke Nathan, also 29, up at five in the morning to tell him.
The TV personality revealed she took two pregnancy tests before going for an early scan and anticipated having a home birth.
Pregnant: Cara posed in floral nightwear after being induced
Happy family: The couple, who already share two-year-old son Freddie, first announced that they were expecting in March
Cara took to Instagram to reveal the news with a snapshot showing Nathan kissing her bump as she kissed little Freddie.
She captioned the piece: ‘We are so excited to let you know our very nappy news in the latest @new_magazine.’
Sparks instantly flew between the couple when they paired up on the first day of Love Island back in 2016 – remaining a unit for the entirety of the season.
The couple tied the knot in June 2019 while in Kent surrounded by family and friends with X Factor’s Scarlett Lee singing at the ceremony.
New addition: The TV personality revealed that she took two pregnancy tests before going for an early scan and anticipated having a home birth
Blossoming: The birth comes after Cara revealed she was struggling with the pregnancy during the global pandemic (pictured at 28 weeks pregnant)
In a previous interview with
The birth comes after Cara revealed she was struggling with the pregnancy during the global pandemic.
In a candid post to her followers, the TV personality confessed she feels like she’s missing out on all the best bits of expecting a baby and keeps forgetting she’s got another child on the way in the midst of all of her other worries.
She wrote: ‘I still keep forgetting that we’ve got another one on the way, and to be honest with you all I’m really not enjoying this pregnancy.
Big changes: In a candid post to her followers, the TV personality confessed she feels like she’s missing out on all the best bits of expecting a baby during lockdown
‘It’s probably something that I shouldn’t say out loud but I just wanted to let any other mums to be if their feeling the same way that I am too.
‘I’m sure the mumsbrigade will moan & tell me not to be selfish and I’m lucky to be having and baby and that there is a global crisis going on.
‘And I agree with all the statements but it’s not taking away from the fact that I feel robbed of being able to enjoy this amazing time with my family & friends.
‘Nothing I or anyone can do, just the way it is but thanks for listening & hopefully we might be free again by the time this one is nearly making an appearance’.
Meant to be: Sparks instantly flew between the couple when they paired up on the first day of Love Island back in 2016 – remaining a unit for the entirety of the season