Ashley James took to Instagram on Saturday with a sweet montage documenting the first month since welcoming daughter Ada.
The DJ and podcaster, 35, welcomed her second child her partner of four-and-a-half years Tommy Andrews.
In the clips the former reality star showed the little one meeting her extended family as well as big brother Alfie, two.
She also bravely showed off her postpartum figure and went topless in a string of mirror selfies revealing the process had left her feeling ‘vulnerable’.
She wrote: ‘March 2023 – the month I never wanted to end’.
New mum: Ashley James, 35, took to Instagram on Saturday with a sweet montage documenting the first month since welcoming daughter Ad
Family: In the clips the former reality star showed the little one meeting her extended family
Sweet: Big brother Alfie, two, was also present at the hospital
Candid confession: She also bravely showed off her postpartum figure and went topless in a string of mirror selfies revealing the process had left her feeling ‘vulnerable’
‘I think I can safely say this has been the happiest month of my life. I’ve had some amazing moments in life, but I’ve never been good at stopping and living fully in the present’.
She continued: ‘I’m usually always thinking ahead or overthinking. This month I really slowed down and switched off and kept my world really small and just lived in the moment’.
‘I had such a sense of wanting time to stand still. Wanting to savour every smell and enjoy that period of newborn life when your everyday life just sort of pauses’.
Before saying: ‘At the same time of feeling immense gratitude and happiness, I also feel so vulnerable. I think that’s why I’ve given myself a proper break. The only way I can describe how I feel is like this: It feels like my happiness is made of glass and it could shatter at any moment if I think too much’.
‘About the challenges ahead, about work, about opinions, about my self esteem – so for now, I’ve just been focusing on being a mum. On my family. On my amazing friends. On getting to be a mama outside of lockdown. And it’s been wonderful’.
She went on:There’s so much to tell you, but for now, here are a few of my highlights from the month I never wanted to end. I’m glad I got to end it as I mean to go forward… With lots of adventures’.
‘I’m waiting for Alf and Tommy to get off their flight to join us so we can enjoy my birthday weekend as a family of 4’
Before adding: ‘Now hopefully April is full of sunshine and positive energy for us all’.
Expectations: Ashley and Tommy also shared a glimpse with fans into the delivery room
Family: After returning home she could be seen in bed with her two children
Blooming gorgeous: As the month progressed Ashley was one again sporting stylish ensembles
Last week Ashley announced the name she and Tommy had picked for the little one, choosing iAda Isabella Blue Andrews.
She told Hello! magazine: ‘We thought Ada was a really beautiful name and I was also inspired by Ada Lovelace, who was a famous mathematician and scientist.
‘She was hailed as inventing computer programming and Tommy works in tech, so we liked that link.
‘Isabella is named after my gran who is an amazing woman, and we chose Blue because Alfie’s middle name is Rivers and I love water references.’
The television star announced she gave birth to the baby girl in a sweet Instagram post.
Congrats: The television star announced she gave birth to the baby girl in a sweet Instagram post
The media personality shared a heartwarming photo of herself and Tommy cradling their newborn’s hand.
Alongside the post, she wrote: ‘Just wanted to let you know that our baby girl is here. We are both happy and healthy and we’re all so in love.
‘We’re taking some time to enjoy this newborn bubble and connect as a family of 4. ❤️ But I can’t wait for you to meet her.’
Her celebrity pals were quick to flock to the comments section to share their heartfelt congratulations with the star.
Jess Wright commented: ‘Congratulations,’ while Ollie Locke wrote: ‘Such massive congratulations angel! Can’t wait to meet her! Sending you all loads of love Xx’
Rini Frey penned: ‘Congrats mama,’ and Emily Clarkson said: ‘Cannot wait to meet her, well done you ash.’
Sarah-Jayne Dunn and Made In Chelsea’s Louise Thompson also took to the comments section to send their well wishes to Ashley.
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