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Laura Jackson shares refreshingly honest post about new motherhood

Laura Jackson has shared a refreshingly honest post about ‘tears, meltdowns and losing the plot’ in the first six weeks of motherhood.

The TV presenter, 32, and her fashion photographer husband Jon Gorrigan welcomed baby daughter Sidney into the world on May 3, and took their first trip overseas as a trio to attend a friend’s wedding in Lake Como this weekend.

Admitting she was ‘unsure how to put this rollercoaster into words’, the Take Me Out: The Gossip host documented the realities of new parenthood and assured her followers she wasn’t simply ‘swanning around Italy having a lovely time’.

Honest: Laura Jackson shared a refreshingly honest post about 'tears, meltdowns and losing the plot' in the first six weeks of motherhood on Monday

Honest: Laura Jackson shared a refreshingly honest post about ‘tears, meltdowns and losing the plot’ in the first six weeks of motherhood on Monday

Posting a candid make-up free snap as she breastfed her daughter on Monday, Laura explained her trip to Italy was preceded by one of the ‘worst weeks’ of motherhood shes has experienced.

She wrote: ‘I’ve been wanting to write a #newmum post for a few weeks, but I’ve been unsure about how to put this rollercoaster into words.  

‘It was the week where the lack of sleep broke me, there were tears in the doctors (wearing my PJ’s from the night before because even getting dressed was too much of a chore) meltdowns with / at my husband, points in the week where I actually thought I was losing the plot because I was so sleep deprived.’  

Laura went on to say she would not ‘body shame’ herself after her birth and compared her ‘rollercoaster’ few weeks to Fyre Festival, the notorious failed luxury music event in the Bahamas that descended into chaos.

Candid: Admitting she was 'unsure how to put this rollercoaster into words', the Take Me Out: The Gossip host documented the realities of new parenthood

Candid: Admitting she was ‘unsure how to put this rollercoaster into words’, the Take Me Out: The Gossip host documented the realities of new parenthood

Doting parents: The TV presenter, 32, and her fashion photographer husband Jon Gorrigan (pictured) welcomed baby daughter Sidney into the world on May 3

Doting parents: The TV presenter, 32, and her fashion photographer husband Jon Gorrigan (pictured) welcomed baby daughter Sidney into the world on May 3

She continued: ‘My body is still recovering from the biggest trauma it will ever go through, I will not use this platform to talk about my weight, I refuse to body shame myself after the amazing miracle job my body did carrying a baby (and the small minority of people who talk about “getting back in pre birth jeans” can take a long walk off a short pier).  

‘I think the best way to describe the last few weeks is perhaps to compare it with working on the production for FYRE festival… a complete s**t show.’

The TV star went on to thank her family and friends for supporting her, and admitted she was still ‘navigating’ motherhood.

She said: ‘I’m still trying to navigate each unpredictable day as best as I can, riding the emotional rollercoaster that I feel very lucky to be on. 

Real: The couple attended a friend's wedding in Lake Como this weekend, but Laura assured her followers she wasn't simply 'swanning around Italy having a lovely time'

Real: The couple attended a friend’s wedding in Lake Como this weekend, but Laura assured her followers she wasn’t simply ‘swanning around Italy having a lovely time’

‘The days where I can go out and even perhaps put on a frock, I’ll do that, but those days where I lose my shit, want to cry and want to hide under my duvet with Sid, I’ll do that too.

‘Anyway I just wanted to be honest because life isn’t all fancy filters and frocks, sometimes it’s tears at 4am and mars bars in bed.’ 

Laura welcomed her first child with husband Jon in early May, announcing the good news on her Instagram account.

She wrote: ‘Our daughter, Sidney Frances Gorrigan was born (without eyebrows) in the early hours of last Friday morning.

‘This 6lb 9oz little bundle of joy, which I still can’t believe grew inside of me, arrived into the world with a beaming smile on her face. We never knew something so small could fill us with so much love. 

Opening up: Laura explained her trip to Italy was preceded by one of the 'worst weeks' of motherhood shes has experienced

Opening up: Laura explained her trip to Italy was preceded by one of the ‘worst weeks’ of motherhood shes has experienced

Keeping it real: Laura went on to say she would not 'body shame' herself after her birth and compared her 'rollercoaster' few weeks to Fyre Festival

Keeping it real: Laura went on to say she would not ‘body shame’ herself after her birth and compared her ‘rollercoaster’ few weeks to Fyre Festival

‘I cannot put into words the extreme rollercoaster of emotions that comes with bringing a child earth-side, my new found love of women and what our bodies can do is extraordinary. 

‘Thank you for the greatest gift you could have ever given me @jongorriganphotography – there isn’t enough love in the world I want to give to you right now – I love you so much. 

‘Thank you to all the incredible midwives at Homerton Hospital, the love and care we received was something I will treasure forever. We are all so lucky to have the amazing, utterly wonderful and invaluable service the NHS provides.

‘This is the start of a very new and very exciting chapter. Welcome to the world, Sid.’

The television personality married her photographer partner in a dazzling beach ceremony in Porthscatho, Cornwall in September 2017 and documented the nuptials on social media. 

Two become three: The television personality married her photographer partner in a dazzling beach ceremony in Porthscatho, Cornwall in September 2017

Two become three: The television personality married her photographer partner in a dazzling beach ceremony in Porthscatho, Cornwall in September 2017 

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