Kathryn Thomas has shared pictures of her newborn daughter, Grace, for the first time.
Taking to Instagram this morning, the mother of two posted adorable pictures of her girls snuggling together.
“1 month old already little Grace where has the time has gone,” the post began.
“She has filled our house and our hearts with a love I can’t even describe. The little mite has been quite sick the last week but thankfully looks like she’s on the mend."
“And in the midst of all the worry, late night cluster feeds, breast pumps, leaky boobs, giant knickers, cold coffees, heightened emotions and everything else that comes post baby, I wonder if life will ever return to something resembling normal??” she said of motherhood.
“All I know is that the ferocious love and protection you feel for your little ones overrides physical exhaustion every time.
“Honestly, when I was pregnant, I would often lie awake at night and wonder how I could possibly love another child the same way when the intense love you feel for your first is so all consuming. But you do and seamlessly, the heart just expands and makes room for more.”
The pictures showed Grace in the arms of her adorable three-and-a-half year old daughter Ellie, who holds her sister lovingly.
The proud mum recently gave her followers an update on how she's been getting on since her little bundle of joy arrived.
Taking to Instagram she revealed: “We have been blissfully unaware of what has been happening for the last two weeks since this little madam arrived. Honestly that’s all I do, that’s what I spend my days doing, just staring at her.
“It has been a whirlwind two weeks, just enjoying every minute of the love bubble and lots of snuggles and cuddles, but you just forget how tired you are.”
The 42-year-old shared how Ellie has been adjusting to a new addition in the family, saying: “She’s been brilliant, she’s just taken to the big sister role like a duck to water.
“A few tantrums don’t get me wrong, but overall it's been great.”
Kathryn announced that she was expecting in June of this year while she was almost six months pregnant.
Sharing a picture of herself looking lovingly down at Ellie, she shared the news with followers.
“So literally… I cannot keep our news in any longer.
“Pádraig, Ellie Conor and myself are over the moon and feel incredibly grateful to be able to share our news. Our little family is about to grow. All’s well…. I feel great and we cannot wait.”
Grace was born on October 26th 2021 to Kathryn and her husband Padraig McLaughlin.
The couple tied the knot in August 2019 during a stylish ceremony in Kilkea Castle, Co Kildare.