BBC Breakfast’s Nina Warhurst has revealed her baby girl’s name as well as brutal details from her ‘toughest labour yet’ in new pictures.
Nina, 42, gave birth at the beginning of the month to her third child – and first daughter – with husband Ted.
While Nina has shared a number of updates since then on social media, she hasn’t revealed her daughter’s name.
But in a new post on her Instagram today, Nina shared new snaps with her baby girl, and referred to her as “Nance”, which could be a pet name for Nancy.
She wrote: “4 snaplets of me and my Nance from each of the 4 weeks we’ve watched her slowly waking up to this world.
“We’ve lost all sense of time as we’ve been feeding and snoozing and gazing and toe-stroking and head-smelling and marvelling at the absolute wonder of it all.”
Nina continued: “It’s been haaaard tho! A harder pregnancy. A tougher delivery and a longer recovery… maybe it’s being older… but also I’d somehow forgotten.
“I’d forgotten the anxiety of labour moving from the plan. I’d forgotten the swollen scars, bleeding breasts, mastitis fever, hormonal crashes, clots, constipation, codeine withdrawal, exhaustion…. And this time the added funk of a nose bleed (y tho?!)
“But part of getting older is getting better aquatinted (sic) with your limits and letting go. I’m better at stopping and saying no to visitors and yes to a messy house and yes to asking for help. (A turning point was full snot crying down the phone to the GP – resulting in a glorious prescription of kind words, antibiotics, painkillers and a follow up call about how I was coping.)”
Nina said they were now on “the right track” and enjoying “life in the slow lane” with Married at First Sight Australia and “Italian red drinks”.
She concluded: “Women and their bodies (parents or not) are complex and resilient that it fills me with immense pride. I can’t wait to tell you all about it my sweet girl.”
Nina was immediately praised by her followers for her post, with one writing: “God yeah I remember- it’s SO flipping hard but sounds like you are doing an amazing job. She’s gorgeous.”
Another added: “This is a fantastic post.”
A third commented: “Congratulations to you and your family on your gorgeous new baby girl. You know all the pain and exhaustion will be so worth it. Beautiful pictures.”