Kate Ferdinand praised for honesty in moving first selfie with new baby

Kate Ferdinand has inspired us all after she shared an honest and heartfelt post on her Instagram page.

The former TOWIE star had her first baby 11 days ago and has just shared a selfie with the newborn.

Kate had the baby, Cree, with her husband Rio Ferdinand, who live together with Rio’s three other children Lorenz, Tate, and Tia in in Bromley.

The 26-year-old had already shared the cutest snap of Rio with the three kids and baby Cree by the Christmas tree.

But this is the first time we’ve seen the new mum after she gave birth on December 18.

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Sharing a snap of herself holding baby Cree and wearing her underwear, Kate wrote a stunningly truthful and heartfelt message.

She touched on the challenges she’s faced with a traumatic birth, the joy she feels at welcoming Cree to the family and how grateful she feels to have Rio and the kids helping her out.

She even recommends the type of pants everyone who’s about to give birth should get.

Kate wrote: “Day 11. What a bubble this is. We are so obsessed with our little angel Cree. 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.

“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.”

Taking to the comments, fans praised Kate for how well she’s doing and how incredible she looks just 11 days after having her baby.

Kate and Rio Ferdinand live in Bromley, South East London
(Image: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

“The most honest and beautiful post and photo!! You are doing amazing xx,” said on person.

Another said: “Just so beautiful ❤ amazing mama xxxx”

“God she still looks sensational 11 days after giving birth,” someone else wrote.

Another fan admitted the post had made her cry while another mum-to-be promised to stock up on pants.

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