OVER the last twelve months the world has been in and out of lockdown and during that time some of our favourite celebrities have become mums for the first time.
Today they will be celebrating their first Mother’s Day with their bundles of joy and while the most many can do is a walk in the park, it looks set to be a momentous day as they mark raising their children in such extraordinary circumstances.
Here we say Happy Mother’s Day to some of those amazing mums and the babies born in the pandemic.
Reality star Charlotte and her fiancé Matt Sarsfield welcomed their son Noah in January of this year, weighing 7lb 13 ounces.
She kept fans entertained throughout her pregnancy thanks to her candid social media posts and she has continued to since Noah was born.
Speaking about being a mum, she said: "I just want to make other mums and other women feel good about themselves.
“We can't be so hard on ourselves. Obviously, I don't take myself seriously, as you all know, so I just embrace every single stretch mark, all my flabbiness, you've just got to embrace it, work with it, dance with it, shake it! And have a laugh with it.”
Actress Emma Roberts became a mum on December 27th when she gave birth to a little boy called Rhodes.
The 29-year-old and her boyfriend Garrett Hedlund described the baby as their “bright light” in 2020.
Opening up about motherhood she previously said: “Ever since I was little, I wanted to have a baby, in theory. When I was a kid, I begged my mom to have another baby. The day she brought my sister home from the hospital, I remember holding her, wanting to dress and play with her.”
Former Made In Chelsea stars Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor became parents on May 1st 2020.
The couple welcomed a little girl called Sienna into their lives and fans have followed their journey via Instagram, including their daughter being diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia.
While many have struggled having babies during the pandemic, Millie admitted: “I actually think that having a baby was one of the best things that you could have done in lockdown.”
Pop superstar Katy Perry gave birth to a little girl called Daisy Dove in August of last year.
She is Katy’s first child and her partner Orlando Bloom’s second – he also has a son with Miranda Kerr.
She has been juggling motherhood with working from the get go and has told fans it’s a misconception that being a mum isn’t a full time job.
“When a mom finally goes back to work (whatever profession they do) it's not like they been coming from months of 'time off…' she's coming from a full time job… of being a mom, lol,” she shared on social media.
She added: “Call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her and advocate for paid family leave!"
Model Gigi Hadid and partner Zayn Malik welcomed a little girl in September of last year during a home birth.
The famous couple named her Khai in tribute to her grandmother Khairiah on her father's side.
Discussing the birth, which her mum Yolanda and sister Bella also witnessed, she said: “When you see someone do that, you look at them a bit differently. I probably looked crazy, actually. I was an animal woman.
“What I really wanted from my experience was to feel like, OK, this is a natural thing that women are meant to do.”
Actress Sophie Turner took on her biggest role to date when she gave birth to a girl called Willa last July.
The Game Of Thrones star and husband Joe Jonas kept much of her pregnancy under wraps and have shared just a few details about parenthood.
Sophie told her followers: "If I can wear a mask while I give birth, you can wear a mask at Walmart. And that's the tea.”
In February, radio presenter Kate Lawler and her fiancé Martin had a baby girl, who they have named Noa.
It’s been a difficult journey into parenthood so far for the couple as Noa developed an infection in her finger and her temperature soared – with doctors fearing it could have been meningitis and septicaemia.
Discussing the experience, Kate admitted: : "It’s been the most challenging, emotionally draining and stressful three weeks of my life.
"But I pray we have turned a corner now and can start to enjoy the newborn bubble everyone seems to have which so far has felt more like a horrible fairground ride I want to get off.
"It doesn’t mean I don’t love Noa, I’ve just honestly struggled and some days found it hard to even get out of bed."
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