Having welcomed her baby son Cree last December, Kate Ferdinand hasn’t shied away from documenting motherhood on Instagram.
And the 29-year-old – who is married footballer Rio Ferdinand – took to her stories on Sunday while she lay in bed trying to rest as Cree has a nap.
Lying in a hoodie, she filmed herself, admitting she wasn’t wearing make-up and without using an Instagram filter.
Stripped back: Kate Ferdinand took to her stories on Sunday while she lay in bed trying to rest as her baby son Cree napped
Admitting she was very tired, she said: ‘I know I should be in the shower now because I don’t know the window of sleep.
‘But I’m not, I’m just laying in bed thinking about getting in the shower, but when I do get in the shower, it will probably be too late and he will probably wake up screaming.
‘But I’m still lying here. Also guys I’ve braved no filter no make-up. My skin isn’t the best, I’ve got melasma on my head, I’ve been up most of the night but do you know what I’ve just realised I have to share the reality.
‘We can’t do both, we can be glam and we can be exhausted too.’
‘Exhausted!’ Lying in a hoodie, she filmed herself, admitting she wasn’t wearing make-up and without using an Instagram filter
She said: ‘We can’t do both, we can be glam and we can be exhausted too’
A melasma is a skin condition common during pregnancy, which Kate is still suffering from six months on.
She ‘missed the shower window’ in the end, with Cree heard stirring at as the video came to a close.
She also posted a quote that read: ‘Some days I want to go back in time and find pre-kid me, who thinks she’s ‘so busy’ and ‘so tired’. And I want to smack her.’
She managed to take a night off from her mum duties to hang out with her friends in a pub garden on Tuesday.
The former TOWIE star put on a stylish display as she donned a chic brown blazer and tailored white trousers for the outing with her pals.
Yummy mummy: Kate put on a stylish display as she donned a chic brown blazer and tailored white trousers for an outing with her pals on Tuesday
The blonde beauty glowed as she posed with her hand on her hip in the fashionable ensemble.
She layered the smart blazer over a nude sleeveless top and completed the outfit with a pair of pointy white stilettos.
Looking glamorous for the pub outing, she accessorised with an eye-catching coral mini bag and curled her shoulder length tresses into loose waves.
‘Love you girls,’ wrote Kate alongside a group photo with her besties where they huddled together at an outdoor table.
Night out: The former TOWIE star took a night off from her mum duties to hang out with her friends in a pub garden
Kate has been adjusting to motherhood ever since she welcomed her first child, a boy called Cree, with her husband Rio Ferdinand last December.
On Monday, she admitted that she was ‘nervous’ to attend her first baby class with her son as she sat in her car outside, declaring: ‘I’m scared to go in!’
Fears: It comes after Kate admitted on Monday that she was ‘nervous’ to attend her first baby class with her son as she sat in her car outside, declaring: ‘I’m scared to go in!’
Speaking on her Instagram stories, Kate told the camera that she regrets sharing her hopes for a restful night the previous day, after she enjoyed a ‘fun afternoon’ with her family.
She said: ‘Guys, I jinxed myself! I jinxed myself last night and I’m so angry because I should never have put it on social media ‘hope he sleeps through the night’.’
‘He’s normally such a good boy, he sleeps really well but I think he’s having a sleep regression. So I’m exhausted.
She continued: ‘I don’t know how, I’ve managed to put make-up on, got the big kids up for school and ended up going back to sleep when Cree went to sleep, but I’m up, I’m here, I’m not moaning (I sort of am!)’
New mum: The former TOWIE star also told of how she missed her gym session on the day after being left ‘exhausted’ following a sleepless night with her son
Earlier this month, Kate said that she ‘didn’t miss’ her little one while on her first night out since becoming a mother.
Kate shared snaps from her first night out since having Cree in April, with the social media star looking sensational in a khaki suit.
Posting on social media, she wrote: ‘First night out in what feels like forever so of course that warrants a photo shoot right? … in fact the last time I went out and had a drink was March 2020. Wish me luck …’
‘I don’t know if I’m meant to say that!’ Earlier this month, Kate said that she ‘didn’t miss’ her little one while on her first night out since becoming a mother
The TV star explained the evening with her pals was ‘fabulous’ and she ‘felt like herself again’ in a new interview with The Mirror.
Reflecting on her fun night, the Essex native told the publication: ‘It was fabulous, I don’t know if I’m meant to say that.
‘I’ve seen lots of people who have been like, ‘Oh my God, you must have missed the baby so much.’ I was like, no. I had a lovely time, it was really, really good.
‘You’ve got to think of the middle of the night wakeup, it’s just not worth it to be honest.’
Kate also reflected on how she’s found the past year and having a baby during the pandemic.
She sweetly admitted that Cree’s arrival has been a ‘blessing’ and made lockdown extra special for the family as they’ve all got to spend lots of time with him.
Lovely: Kate admitted that Cree’s arrival has been a ‘blessing’ and made lockdown extra special for the family as they’ve lots of time together (pictured 11 days after giving birth)
The exercise guru embarked on a relationship with footballer Rio in 2017 and stepped back from TOWIE to become a mother figure for his three children, after his first wife, Rebecca, tragically passed away from breast cancer in 2015.
Rio proposed to Kate in November 2018 after almost two years of dating and 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.
In December 2020, she welcomed her first child Cree with the sports legend just days before Christmas.
Loved-up: The exercise guru embarked on a relationship with footballer Rio in 2017 and they tied the knot two years later (pictured during her pregnancy)