She was readmitted to hospital earlier this week with pre-eclampsia after welcoming her ‘perfect’ first child with her fiancé Sam Mucklow last Sunday.
And Shelby Tribble has candidly spoken about her first week as a mother after returning home, saying that ‘blow drying’ her hair is the ‘most glam’ she has felt since leaving the hospital.
The former The Only Way Is Essex star, 27, shared a selfie of her lovingly cradling her son Abel Ashley in her arms with her 466,000 Instagram followers on Sunday.
Baby: Shelby Tribble candidly spoke about her first week as a mother after returning home, saying that ‘blow drying’ her hair is the ‘most glam’ she has felt since leaving the hospital
The exhausted new mother looked adorable in a set of baby pink button-up pyjamas with the word ‘Mummy’ stitched on to them as she relaxed on her cream velvet sofa.
She flashed a smile at the camera as she cuddled Abel while he blissfully napped in a onesie under a blue blanket after the mother and son were finally able to return home.
The reality TV personality wore her brunette tresses naturally cascading down her shoulders after she blowdried her lengthy locks for the first time since giving birth.
The glamorous new mother candidly revealed that she is now ‘lucky’ to ‘get a brush’ through her hair whereas she used to spent ‘hours getting ready’ – but added she ‘wouldn’t change it for the world.
Stylish: The former The Only Way Is Essex star, 27, shared her first pictures of her baby boy on Thursday, revealing she and TOWIE star Sam, 28, had called their son Abel Ashley
Alongside her sweet snap, she penned: ‘Milk drunk
‘Probably the most glam I’ve felt since leaving the hospital so had to get a selfie after finally managing to blow dry my own hair, although this feels like it’s as glam as it’s going to get from now on
‘I used to take hours getting ready now I’m lucky if I get a brush through my hair but wouldn’t change it for the world look at my little man’ (sic)
Shelby and her fiancé Sam, 28, who have had quite the turbulent relationship as documented on TOWIE, announced they were expecting a baby earlier this year.
She shared her first pictures of her baby boy on Thursday, revealing she and her former TOWIE co-star had called their son Abel Ashley.
Adorable! Shelby also revealed that the newborn was born on Sunday and weighed 7.3lb, describing him as a ‘perfect baby boy’
In the sweet snaps, the little boy was seen sleeping on one of his doting parents while wearing a soft blue outfit.
While another image showed Abel in a blue hat with fluffy pom poms on top as he relaxed in his car set, which was covered with a personalised ‘Baby Mucklow’ blanket.
Sharing the two pictures of the tot to Instagram, Shelby penned: ‘Abel Ashley Mucklow. Born 15.11.20 Weighing 7.3lb. Our perfect baby boy.’
But her first week as a mother has not been easy, as Shelby had to be readmitted to hospital with pre-eclampsia earlier this week after welcoming Abel last Sunday.
In a lengthy statement to her fans, she revealed that she was ‘not having an easy ride’ and was ‘taking so many different medications and vitamins’.
Worrying: Shelby had to be readmitted to hospital with pre-eclampsia earlier this week after welcoming her first child with her fiancé Sam
She wrote: ‘To every single person that has messaged me and are continuing to: family, friends and all you lovely people thank you so much I am soooo overwhelmed by all the love, support and kindness.
‘It’s really made me feel so special. It’s so difficult for me to respond to everyone individually it would take me too long to reply to you all but just know I’ve read and I am grateful for every single message sent to me.
‘I’m not having an easy ride and still have to be monitored daily and I’m taking so many different medications and vitamins I could probably open my own pharmacy at this rate, I’m rattling as i walk!’
But sounding upbeat, Shelby continued: ‘I’ve got all the best family and professionals around me to look after me and get me back to full health.
‘Baby boy is doing really well, we will reveal him to you soon (he doesn’t even realise how in demand is is haha… can’t wait to tell him when he is older)
Hospital: Shelby revealed that she was ‘not having an easy ride’ and was ‘taking so many different medications and vitamins’ as Sam threw his support behind the new mother
‘Me and Sam can’t thank you all enough for being so kind towards us and showing so much love to our little family unit.
‘I hope everyone who has contacted me will get to read this. Love to you all from the three of us.’
On Wednesday, Shelby had revealed that she was back in a hospital bed due to her high blood pressure, but reassured fans her baby boy was ‘fine’.
Sharing a black and white snap from her hospital bed, Shelby wrote: ‘Re-admitted into hospital after only just leaving and getting comfortable at home with daddy.
‘F you pre-eclampsia (baby is fine just mummy’s blood pressure is not).’
New father Sam also shared a snap from the foot of Shelby’s hospital bed, writing: ‘Poor girl going through the wars @shelbytribble.’
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication that causes high blood pressure, which can be deadly for both a woman and her unborn baby if untreated, and can begin from around 20 weeks into the pregnancy.
The best solution is usually an early birth via C-section, which isn’t always an ideal option if the baby is premature.
Symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, abdominal pain, vomiting and shortness of breath.
It usually begins in the placenta, when its blood vessels narrow and do not react to hormones properly, reducing the amount of blood that flows through the body.
Loved-up: The couple, who have had quite the turbulent relationship as documented on TOWIE, announced that they were expecting a baby earlier this year