Tearful Kate Lawler admits she’s ‘having a bad week’ and finding it hard ‘getting to grips with being a mum’ to baby Noa

KATE Lawler has opened up about finding it hard "getting to grips with being a mum" after welcoming her baby girl Noa.

The 40-year-old reality star told her Instagram fans she was having a "bad morning" after feeling "overwhelmed" caring for the three-month-old alone.

Kate, who rose to fame on Big Brother in 2002, shared a photo of herself looking tired and teary eyed as she told of her parenting woes.

"Bad morning," she captioned the Instagram stories post. "Some days I feel like I'm getting to grips with being a mum to Noa, understanding her and what she needs.

"Other days I feel so useless. Like I can't read what she wants. Why she's crying or how to settle her.

"Has she had enough to eat? Am I holding her right or winding her correctly? Is she tired? Or in pain?"

Virgin Radio presenter Kate added how she wished motherhood would "come naturally" to her so that she didn't feel so "overwhelmed".

"I wish knowing what to do came naturally to me and the times that I'm alone with her felt less overwhelming," she added.

"Thought I might have had it cracked 10 weeks in," Kate concluded, alongside a sad face emoji.

Nonetheless, it seemed Noa was happy – as the TV personality filmed her baby girl's "smiles" first thing in the morning.

"10 whole weeks of Noa," the mum-of-one proudly wrote under the sweet post. "She's rapidly changing day by day."

Listing how her daughter had been "cooing, feeding, sleeping, stretching" and playing with her dad Martin, 37, the star shared her hopes for Noa.

"The best bit is that she's almost laughing," she concluded. "It's what I'm most looking forward to the most, seeing her laugh properly."

Fans took to the comments in their droves to share supportive messages for Kate, calling her an "amazing mum" and thanking her for sharing her journey.

"You are doing an amazing job and are not alone," one woman wrote. "A lot of other new Mums will be thankful that you are sharing your journey."

Another chimed in: "She is just perfect, Kate, and you are doing so well, be kind to yourself."

"Take the bad days with the good and remember you are always good enough and doing the right thing for your child," a third encouraged.

It comes after Kate revealed that she got pregnant with daughter Noa on her first try in a recent Instagram Q&A.

A follower penned: "Were you trying for long before you got pregnant?"

To which, she wrote: "Luckily we tried one weekend when I knew I was ovulating and it happened for us. I thought it would take longer TBF".

"Will you have any more children?" she was asked another fan.

Kate hilariously responded by sharing a photo of the Von Trapp family from A Sound of Music and wrote: "Yes my plan is for us to be just like this".

Last week, Kate revealed that her other half Boj is sleeping in the spare room as she continues to breastfeed baby Noa in the middle of the night.

Kate has been honest and open about her struggles with the lack of sleep she's been having since becoming a mum.

The Big Brother winner was up in the early hours of the morning feeding her daughter.

Her fiancé Martin, who she affectionately nicknames Boj, was nowhere to be seen.

She uploaded a selfie of her and Noa in bed and used an emoji to pretend that her other half was there with them.

Kate captioned the post: "The handsome is in the spare room tonight but it's fine, I'm pretending he's beside me."

It comes after the reality star revealed hat she's hired a £140-a-day nanny to help with her newborn's sleepless nights.

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