Kate Ferdinand reveals newborn’s terrifying health scare and details days ‘without my baby’

Reality TV star Kate Ferdinand has opened up about her newborn daughter Shea's terrifying health scare, after she was born with congenital pneumonia.

The 32 year old and her retired footballer husband Rio Ferdinand, 44, previously announced that they had welcomed a daughter on 10 July.

Now the mum-of-two, and step mum to Rio's three children, 16-year-old Lorenz, 14-year-old Tate and Tia, 11, has shared a postpartum update in her first social media post since July.

Posting to her 1,400,000 Instagram followers, Kate said: "10 weeks of Shae. 10 weeks of being in our little [bubble emoji] getting to know my gorgeous little girl & adapting to life with 5 kids..

"Thank you for all checking in on me … we are both well, although she made quite the entrance into this world & gave us a fright being born with congenital pneumonia, thankfully she recovered quickly but those first few days without my baby have really made me want to soak up every moment with her. I’m completely obsessed."

She added: "So many ups and downs but I’m trying to get used to our new way of life & into a little routine (kinda).

"We did actually record some of our hospital stay but I’ve been a little anxious to share it as emotions are high. Maybe I’ll pluck up the courage soon.

"I hope you’re all well & thanks for bearing with me."

The baby girl is the second child for the couple, who are also proud parents to two-year-old son Cree.

Kate shared a picture with her toddler, as she cradled him in her arms.

Captioning the snap, she said: "Picture 4 – after nearly 6 weeks of not being able to pick up my Creecree, (he weighs 20kg). I was just so sad, this was at 8 weeks and the best cuddle ever."

Kate and Rio shared the happy news that their daughter had been born two weeks ago, on an Instagram post, writing: "Shae Ferdinand. 10.7.23. Our strong little girl".

Shae means "stately, gift" and has a Game of Thrones connection. In the hit TV series Shae is a "camp follower" who becomes the loyal mistress to Tyrion Lannister while he is serving as Hand of the King.

Kate and Rio first started dating back in January 2017 and went public with their romance in August 2017 during a family holiday to Portugal.

In 2018 the couple got engaged in a romantic proposal with Rio's children present while on holiday in Abu Dhabi.

A year later the couple tied the knot in a stunning ceremony exclusively covered by OK! magazine in Turkey.

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