Kate Ferdinand posts adorable note from step-children after hearing her cry

Kate Ferdinand has shared a touching note from her step-children after they heard her crying.

The 29-year-old wife of football legend Rio Ferdinand, 42, has been struggling with anxiety since the birth of their new baby.

The beautiful note read “pls stop crying I love u” and was posted on Kate’s Instagram account, as reported by the Mirror.

Kate and Rio, who live in Bromley, welcomed their new baby Cree to the world in December, joining Rio’s other children Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine.

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In the Instagram post Kate also revealed her struggles as a new mum during the current lockdown.

She wrote: “”Just when I thought the screaming baby would drown out the sound of my tears, I get this through the door [crying emoji] asif I wasn’t emotional enough”

She continued: “To new mums, mums, step mums … and anyone who is struggling in lockdown, I feel you! Sometimes we just need to sneak in our room and have a little cry … even then, because of lockdown, we may have lots of little ears [ear emoji] listening in.

“A mix of the new baby, lockdown, kids at home and lack of sleep have well and truly got me. I feel like I’m a robot going through the same routine daily, feed baby, wind baby, wait for him to wake and repeat.

“Don’t get me wrong I am blessed to live the life I do; a husband, 4 beautiful kids, 2 dogs (1 that’s still protesting because of baby [blank face emoji]!!) … some moments I’m feeling amazing and full of love, but I’m too often left feeling low, like I can’t escape. I’m not sure if this is the after effects of a emergency c section, or the stress of another lockdown – maybe it’s even a mix of both.”

Kate then revealed her immense gratitude for her experience of motherhood, regardless of the anxieties she is facing.

She revealed: “I feel so lucky to have just welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world, some people never get to experience this amazing feeling, but my emotions and anxiety are at an all time high … all my coping mechanisms I’ve learnt over the years to keep my anxiety at bay I can’t utilise. A workout, a long walk, some alone time.

“Everything passes, and I know too this soon shall pass, I’m just in it right now.”

Kate’s experiences of motherhood have also led to her to believe she needs to use her platform to share her story.

She signed off: “This is all new to me as I never normally talk openly with how I’m feeling on here in the present, I always open up when I’m feeling better or it leaves me feeling really vulnerable…. but your messages made me feel so much better last time and not alone.

“Now I feel I have a duty to show you the real not so perfect me…. here I am sharing how I’m feeling for anyone else feeling the same, I hope how I’m feeling can give you some comfort that you are also not alone.

“Lots of love”.

* Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org

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