And Kate Ferdinand has revealed she is feeling ‘overwhelmed’ but is beginning to recover after giving birth to her son Cree at the end of last year.
Emotional time: Kate Ferdinand has revealed she is feeling ‘overwhelmed’ but is beginning to recover after giving birth to her and Rio Ferdinand’s son Cree at the end of last year
She has previously opened up about Cree’s ‘traumatic delivery’ after her and Rio’s first child together had to be born via an emergency caesarean section.
And Kate has now admitted that although she is over the moon to have welcomed her ‘beautiful’ baby, her emotions are still ‘all over the place’ and she is crying ‘often’.
During the Q&A on her Instagram stories, one of her 1.4million followers kindly asked her: ‘How are you feeling [heart emoji]’
To which Kate provided a post-birth update, candidly penning: ‘I am slowly feeling better each day, it’s a gradual recovery and I’m taking it really easy but it’s good to be seeing little improvements daily.
Recovering: The former TOWIE star, 29, admitted in a candid Instagram Q&A session on Sunday that she is beginning to feel a bit better every day but it is a slow recovery
‘I’ve always been super emotional whatever I’m feeling everyone always knows, I like to wear my heart on my sleeve.
‘Since giving birth my emotions are still all over the place, I cry often… I feel so happy with our beautiful new addition but often have moments of feeling overwhelmed
‘I don’t know weather I’m coming or going most days’ (sic)
Last Sunday, the exercise guru admitted that she has been feeling exhausted since her son Cree was born by emergency caesarean just before Christmas.
Kate is already a stepmother to Rio’s three kids – Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine – who he had with his first wife Rebecca Ellison, who passed away from breast cancer in 2015.
New mother: Kate said that although she is over the moon to have welcomed her ‘beautiful’ baby, her emotions are still ‘all over the place’ and she is crying ‘often’
Taking to Instagram, Kate revealed that she was feeling ‘tired’ after opening up about Cree’s ‘traumatic’ delivery earlier the very same week.
She simply wrote on her Instagram Stories: ‘I feel like I’m already tired tomorrow.’
The admission came after she thanked fans for their support after revealing her post-baby body 11 days after giving birth.
Following the outpouring of support, she shared an update after welcoming Cree with her footballer husband, 42.
The new mother took to her Instagram Stories to reveal she was yet to get fully dressed and was living in nightwear since welcoming her first child.
Exhausted: Last Sunday, the exercise guru admitted that she has been feeling exhausted since her son Cree was born by emergency caesarean just before Christmas
Kate posted a picture of her bed, with their dog Ronnie curled up on one side, who had snuck in after the former Manchester United defender went to work.
She penned: ‘2021 update so far. Showering and fresh PJs are still happening.
‘Haven’t made it into clothes yet hoping at some stage in 2021 I will get dressed… I was overwhelmed by all of your comments on my most recent picture.
‘Sometimes social media can be such a negative place but since sharing this post it has been so positive for me.
‘I was nervous about sharing my reality but so glad I did. So many of you have had similar experiences and share the same feelings and emotions…
Update: Kate also thanked fans for support after revealing her post-baby body 11 days after giving birth and discussing her traumatic delivery for the first time
‘It’s nice to know we are not alone. Thank you for all of your comments. I have read them all.’
At the end of December, Kate posed in a crop-top and high-waisted underwear, revealing a significant bruise on her thigh, as she cradled her beloved newborn.
In an emotional post, Kate said she was left in tears and as she recovered from the birth, which meant she was unable to ‘feed or change’ Cree consistently.
The fitness enthusiast admitted that she had been feeling ‘completely wiped out’ after her son’s ‘traumatic birth’, as he was born by an emergency caesarian.
She wrote: ‘Day 11… What a bubble this is… We are so obsessed with our little angel Cree.
‘My whole heart’: Kate took to Instagram on Christmas Eve to upload the first image of their newborn, with his older siblings Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine, cooing over him
Recovery: In an emotional post, Kate said she had been left in tears and feeling guilty as she recovered from the birth, which meant she was unable to ‘feed or change’ Cree consistently
‘I just seem to stare at him for hours on end, seeing the kids and him is literally what dreams are made of, feeling completely overwhelmed.
‘I wanted to share this with you. This is me … and let me add this is a much better version of me than the last 10 days.
‘After having an emergency c section, and a bit of a traumatic birth I’ve been completely wiped out.
‘The happiness has been overwhelming but so have the tears and emotions, I’ve felt like I can’t do what I’m meant to be doing with Cree as I haven’t been able to change or feed him consistently which has had me feeling all types of guilt, for Cree, Rio & that I can’t be doing what I normally do for the kids.
‘It’s a whirlwind I just wasn’t expecting … but at the same time the most perfect whirlwind.’
Kate added that she was progressing in her recovery, writing: ‘To be standing up holding my bubba like this is a dream right now.
‘When we are stripped of all the things we can normally do, the small things become extra special.
‘Feeling so lucky to have my amazing husband and the kids helping me with everything. What an amazing end to a pretty rubbish year.
‘P.S. for anyone about to give birth, make sure you have a huge stock of big black knickers, the bigger the better.’
Kate also took to Instagram on Christmas Eve to upload the first image of their newborn, with his three older siblings cooing over him in matching PJs.
New addition! New mother Kate gave birth to son Cree just before Christmas last year, who had to be born via an emergency caesarean section
In an accompanying caption, the new mother gushed: ‘My whole heart. Cree Ferdinand … our angel boy we all love you so much.’ (sic)
The ex-reality star’s stepchildren appeared in great spirits as they cradled their new brother, while doting father Rio, looked over his brood with delight.
Rio posted the identical image to his page, alongside the note: ‘Cree Ferdinand is home and ready for Christmas! 1 more sleep.’
Kate revealed she was expecting her first child when she shared a sweet video to her Instagram where she sat down the children to tell them the baby news.
She captioned the announcement: ‘The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier … every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction. Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you.’
Pregnancy: Kate revealed she was expecting her first child when she shared a sweet video to her Instagram where she sat down the children to tell them the baby news
The media personality has been open about how she has struggled with being a step-mum to Rio’s three children as well as being pregnant while facing mental health battles.
In September, she candidly discussed battling anxiety and ‘really struggling’ during her first trimester on the Women’s Health Going for Goal podcast.
The model said: ‘Lockdown has been an experience. Obviously I was pregnant and the children didn’t know, and something I’ve struggled with is being pregnant with my first biological child and still being a mum.’
Kate embarked on a relationship with Rio in 2017 and stepped back from TOWIE to become a mother figure for the trio, after his first wife Rebecca passed away in 2015.
Love: Kate embarked on a relationship with Rio in 2017 and stepped back from TOWIE to become a mother figure for the trio, after his first wife Rebecca passed away in 2015
Rio then proposed to Kate in November 2018 after almost two years of dating. She accepted his romantic rooftop proposal during a family holiday to Abu Dhabi.
He popped the question in front of his three children after the former footballer was given the blessing of his late wife Rebecca to find love again.
The duo tied the knot less than a year later with a romantic ceremony taking place in September 2019 at the luxurious D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey.
In 2018, Kate revealed that Rio’s three children were keen for her to have a baby so they could have another sibling to play with.
Lovely: Kate stepped back from TOWIE to become a mother figure for Rio’s three children, after his first wife, Rebecca, tragically passed away from breast cancer in 2015