DANI Dyer has opened up about life as a first time mum after giving birth to son Santiago on 23 January.
The 24-year-old star admitted that she is struggling with sleep deprivation but absolutely adores parenthood – and get emotional even just talking about her son.
Dani has opened up about being a first time mum
The former Love Island champ shared an insight into motherhood in an Instagram Q&A this morning, happily answering fans’ personal questions.
One had asked: “How are you finding sleep deprivation? All worth it though.”
Dani candidly replied: “It is hard, I defo took advantage of lay ins… But it’s all worth it, I hope eventually he ends up being a good sleeper but think it’s a bit too early to be setting a routine.”
Adding some further details in another answer about how much sleep she is getting, Dani continued: “It all varies. He usually wakes every 3/4 hours so I try and get my sleep in then!
She shared an insight into motherhood in an Instagram Q&A
The star said she gets ’emotional’ talking about her son
“But in the day I try and get things done when he sleeps so it’s hard to always nap when he naps.
“Although last night he had a bad belly so me and Sammy didn’t get much sleep at all. Felt terrible for him.”
Another post saw the star reveal: “He is honestly my world.. I never thought I could feel a feeling like it. I get emotional even talking about him.”
And discussing how boyfriend Sammy Kimmence had adapted to life as a first time dad, the beauty wrote: “Honestly he has been brilliant. I didn’t think I could love him any more than I do, he’s so supportive.
Dani gave birth last month
She praised ‘brilliant’ boyfriend Sammy
Sammy is a first time dad
“I never realised how emotional you get after having a baby and he always makes me laugh.
“You’re always questioning yourself as a mummy so having a good support system is so, so important.”
After worried fans checked in on how the new mum is coping, Dani reassured: “I am honestly really good.
The Love Island champ said she ‘can’t believe’ she’s now a mummyCredit: .instagram.com/danidyerxx
“Although we are in a pandemic I’m so glad I’ve got this time to just spend with my baby and enjoy every moment with him.
“It’s such a special time and I still can’t believe I’m now a mummy”.
Dani also explained that she’d planned to exclusively breastfeed but does not produce enough milk.
Dani said she didn’t think she could love her partner more
The star regularly shares sweet snaps of her son on InstagramCredit: Instagram
She added: “I breastfeed as much as I can but do use Aptamil milk when I feel like he isn’t settled.. If my milk decides to come through more then I definitely will just breastfeed but I think you have to take it step by step.
“Fed is best.”
Dani has been consistent in updating fans on Santiago’s progress via Instagram, regularly sharing sweet videos and pictures since she gave birth.