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Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Gemma Atkinson describes motherhood as "a dream" after birth of daughter

She has given fans the thumbs up in her first post-baby selfie

Gemma Atkinson has given fans the thumbs up nine days after becoming a mum for the first time.

Gemma and her Strictly Come Dancing star boyfriend Gorka Marquez welcomed a little girl into the world on July 4 2019 and it's fair to say the couple are besotted.

Taking to Instagram for her first post-baby selfie, Gemma told fans that motherhood is "a dream", adding that their daughter is "chilled out" and "zen-like".

I’m not sure how but we’ve been blessed with the most chilled out, calm, zen like baby.
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Thumbs up to the new mums club 👍🏼 what a whirlwind 9 days it’s been having little princess (my new bff) at home with me 24/7. Being only maternal towards dogs for the first 30 years of my life I never dreamed I’d love someone as much as I do her. I’m not sure how but we’ve been blessed with the most chilled out, calm, zen like baby who so far eats and sleeps every 4hrs like a topper and in between is happy amusing herself having a good old kick and wriggle in her pram. My sister has 3 kids so I’m well aware this good behaviour probably won’t last 🤦🏼‍♀️ so I’m making the most of it now before she turns on me and has me clawing my own eyes out! 😂 You were all right though, motherhood is a dream and I’m loving it 🥰 ps. How lucky too that my mat leave has been over Wimbledon! C’mon Serena!

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The avid dog-owner has also admitted she has never felt love like she is experiencing now.

The former Hollyoaks star, 34, said: "Thumbs up to the new mums club, what a whirlwind 9 days it’s been having little princess (my new bff) at home with me 24/7.

"Being only maternal towards dogs for the first 30 years of my life I never dreamed I’d love someone as much as I do her.

"I’m not sure how but we’ve been blessed with the most chilled out, calm, zen like baby who so far eats and sleeps every 4hrs like a topper and in between is happy amusing herself having a good old kick and wriggle in her pram."

Gemma added: "My sister has 3 kids so I’m well aware this good behaviour probably won’t last, so I’m making the most of it now before she turns on me and has me clawing my own eyes out!

"You were all right though, motherhood is a dream and I’m loving it."

Gemma rounded off her post by sharing her delight that her maternity leave has coincided with this year's Wimbledon Championships!

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Meanwhile, earlier in the week 28-year-old Gemma shared a candid shot taken by Gorka after her waters had broken.

The mum-to-be was sat snuggled on the floor in a dressing gown alongside her two pet dogs.

The couple welcomed their baby girl just hours later.

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