New mum Lucy Mecklenburgh has opened up about the first hours of motherhood after a sleepless night following childbirth.
The 28-year-old former TOWIE member gave birth to a baby boy on March 12, naming the new tot Roman Ravello Thomas.
Since breaking the exciting news, the reality star has opened up about what motherhood feels like in several touching Instagram stories.
In the first post, Lucy shared a meme that referred to the lack of sleep the new parents have faced upon the arrival of their baby.
“Sleep? What’s that?” read the image.
The stunning mum-of-one then reposted a message about the journey she has embarked upon in motherhood.
“Mama. One who sacrifices her body, sleep, social life, spending money, eating hot meals, peeing along, patience and sanity for LOVE!” the post reads.
It appears that Lucy has returned home today to a house full of flowers and cards, and she later thanked all her well wishers on social media.
In her latest snap, Lucy unveiled a shelf cram packed with cute cards that she has received since giving birth.
Alongside the messages was a stunning bouquet of flowers.
“Thank you. My house looks like a florist,” she wrote alongside the picture.
Lucy – who is engaged to actor Ryan Thomas – broke the news of their baby’s arrival last night with a sweet black and white picture of Roman’s tiny hand gripping her finger.
She has since been inundated with messages of congratulations as the showbiz world rallied around the new mum.
Essex appears to be full of baby joy at the moment, as she’s also not the only TOWIE cast member who has welcomed a baby recently.
At the end of February, Lucy’s best pal Lydia Bright welcomed a baby daughter named Loretta Rose.
Fellow cast member Danielle Armstrong also revealed in November that she was expecting a baby girl with her childhood beau Tom.
Just hours before Lucy revealed she had given birth, realty veteran Lauren Pope also announced she was expecting her first child with her millionaire boyfriend at the age of 37.
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