She has had a roller-coaster two weeks since giving birth with her newborn being rushed to hospital twice in a fortnight.
And Kate Lawler announced on Saturday night that it was the first day she hasn’t cried since her baby daughter Noa was born.
The former Big Brother star, 41, took to her Instagram Stories to update her fans on the ‘breaking news’ saying she thinks she has turned a corner as she feels ‘normal-ish’.
‘Breaking news’: Kate Lawler announced on her Instagram Stories on Saturday night that it was the first day she hasn’t cried since her baby daughter Noa was born two weeks ago
The DJ, whose daughter arrived 11 days premature, said: ‘Breaking news from my bedroom.
‘I know there’s still an hour and 15 minutes to go until the end of the day but today is the first day I haven’t cried since February 11th, the day this little rapscallion was born.
‘I might have turned a corner. It could be a fluke, we just don’t know, here’s hoping.’
Kate, who shares her newborn daughter with fiancé Martin, thanked fans for their messages of support during their time in hospital, describing the weeks since the birth as a ‘fairground ride’ that you can’t get off.
Adorable: The former Big Brother star, 41, who has had a rollercoaster two weeks with her newborn daughter said she thinks she has turned a corner as she feels ‘normal-ish’
She continued: ‘Over the last couple of weeks, I have literally felt like I have been on a fairground ride that I really wanna get off but I can’t.
‘I found it so hard. But yea today, I haven’t cried and that is just big news for me.
‘I feel normal-ish, so hopefully I feel like this again tomorrow.’
On Thursday, Kate revealed she had rushed her baby daughter Noa to hospital after discovering her finger had become infected and they were forced to stay in overnight but were discharged the next day.
Grateful: Kate thanked fans for their messages of support during their time in hospital, describing the weeks since the birth as a ‘fairground ride’ that you can’t get off
The little girl’s latest hospital stay is her second in a fortnight, with her Big Brother alum mother documenting the incidents on Instagram.
Kate wrote alongside the photograph: ‘Noa has improved and we’ve officially been discharged from hospital. I can continue giving her antibiotics at home.
‘Thank you to everyone at The Whittington Hospital for taking such excellent care of my baby girl.
‘I’m forever grateful and my heart goes out to anyone who’s little one is in the hospital right now. Some of the children I was on the paediatric ward were so poorly.’
Get well soon: On Thursday, Kate revealed she had rushed her baby daughter Noa to hospital after discovering her finger had become infected and was being treated with antibiotics via the cannula
The Virgin Radio star posted a picture of two-week old Noa strapped up to medical tubes in A&E on Instagram at almost 1am.
She explained that she telephoned 111 after finding the baby’s fingertip ‘red, hot and swollen’.
Kate said: ‘Was told to bring her straight to A&E to get it seen to as it’s infected.’
The TV star wrote: ‘We’re having to stay in overnight as she’s too young to be sent home with antibiotics.
‘They’ve attempted to put a cannula in four times but it’s not worked. Noa was so distressed. They are giving her a rest before trying again.’
Update: Kate revealed her two-week old baby has paronychia – an infection of the finger, adding that she was hopeful they would get to go home on Friday evening
Kate later wrote: ‘It took eight attempts to get her cannula in. That’s eight needles into a different part of her hand and foot until they were successful. We have to stay 24 hours. I need to sleep.’
Sharing a picture of her poorly hand, Kate later updated her followers and said: ‘Noa has paronychia. It’s an infection of the finger and it’s being treated with antibiotics via the cannula.
‘She slept well from 4am. She looks healthy so hopefully it’s a sign she’s responding well. Hopefully we can go home later this evening.’
Great news! On Friday, her newborn daughter Noa was ‘officially been discharged’ from hospital following her second stay in a fortnight
Sharing a snap of her little tot sleeping peacefully, Kate said: ‘I am in awe of this little lady’s strength and bravery.’
The family have been through a tough time because it’s the second time in a fortnight they have been forced to make a hospital dash.
Kate previously detailed the ‘overwhelming’ seven days she has experienced since arriving home from the hospital with her little girl.
The radio presenter explained that Noa was rushed to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) last Saturday because she was showing signs of breathing difficulty, but was released after doctors ran a series of tests and gave them the okay to return home.
Terrifying: Kate previously detailed the ‘overwhelming’ seven days she has experienced since arriving home from the hospital with her little girl
Scary: She went on to discuss the terrifying ordeal she endured when they had to rush her little girl to hospital because she began ‘showing signs of difficulty breathing’
She illustrated her post with a series of images of herself breastfeeding, showing her postpartum figure and breaking down in tears.
Honestly detailing her experience since returning come, Kate admitted that the ‘past 7 days at home that have been the most overwhelming experience of her life.’
Kate said she cried while typing the post and revealed she breaks down when people ask her how she is ‘doing’ since welcoming her first child.
The TV personality said: ‘While Noa is beyond perfect, I don’t know if I’m coming or going. One minute I’m fine, the next someone asks how I’m doing and I burst into tears.
‘As I type this and ask myself that very question – how are YOU doing it’s made me cry. I’ve cried so much since she was born.’
New mum: Giving examples of what has made her feel emotional since giving birth, Kate said: ‘I’ve cried because I’m tired, I’m not feeling confident in what I’m doing or if either of us are doing it right…
Love: Kate welcomed her first child with her fiancé and partner of seven years, Martin
Giving examples of what has made her feel emotional since giving birth, Kate said: ‘I’ve cried because I’m tired, I’m not feeling confident in what I’m doing or if either of us are doing it right…
‘Over horrendous, dark thoughts about losing my daughter, when our meditation playlist came on as it reminded me of when Noa was in NICU.
‘I cried over spilt milk – literally. Expressed milk, poured into a storage bag which fell over, sending milk everywhere. BRILLIENNNT.’
‘I cry because my hands and my arms are in excruciating pain from carpal tunnel syndrome.
‘Nobody told me this is common for new Mums. Anyone else suffered from this? Pins and needles, numbness, shooting pains in hands and up my arms. I’ve got wrist splints on now though which are helping.’
The Big Brother star announced her pregnancy in September, two years after revealing her engagement to Martin, her partner of seven years.
Kate was previously adamant about never wanting children, until she turned 40 and realised Martin was the one she wanted to have a baby with.
The couple’s journey from pregnancy to parenthood will be documented in MTV’s new series Celebrity Bumps, which will air on March 3.
Thankful: After the birth, Kate took the moment to thank her ‘wonderful’ NHS midwives and fiancé Martin after a complicated labour, with Noa having to be placed in an incubator