KATE Ferdinand reveals she feels emotionally "overwhelmed" after giving birth to baby Cree but is slowly recovering.

The former Towie star, 29, gave birth to her first child via an emergency C-section in December and was left black and blue and in pain.

"I am slowly feeling better each day, it's a gradual recovery and I'm taking it really easy but it's good to be seeing little improvements daily," she told fans during a Q&A on Instagram.

"I've always been super emotional. Whatever I'm feeling everyone always knows. I like to wear my heart on my sleeve. 

"Since giving birth my emotions are still all over the place, I cry often… I feel so happy with our beautiful new addition but often have moments of feeling overwhelmed.

"I don't know whether I'm coming or going most days."

She also revealed that her dog Ron hasn't taken kindly to the new baby.

"He's really not happy," the new mum wrote.

"This is the first time he sat with me two weeks after coming home from hospital… he ignored me and still does most of the time I have Cree.

"He literally turns his head and walks away from me.

"He's also wee'd in the house twice, which is so unlike him… apparently it's in protest to the change… I'm trying to give him attention but he's really not happy with me loool.

"New baby, lockdown… and a stroppy dog."

On Friday night the new mum enjoyed a well-earned glass of wine – her first since before her pregnancy.

Sharing a full wine glass with ice and a straw to her Instagram stories, she wrote: "It's been a while …. 😍" and added a "Happy Friday" GIF. 

Last week Rio Ferdinand's wife confessed she hasn't got dressed "in 2021" after welcoming baby Cree into the world last month.

And honest Kate opened up to fans on her progress when she returned to social media with a candid update.

She said: "2021 update so far. Showering and fresh PJs are still happening."

She also said she was "nervous" about revealing her bruised body to fans.

She said: "I was overwhelmed by all of your comments on my recent picture. Sometimes social media can be such a negative place but since sharing this post it has been so positive for me. I was nervous about sharing my reality but so glad I did.

"So many of you have had similar experiences and share the same feelings and emotions.

"It is nice to know we are not alone. Thank you for all of your comments. I have read them all."

Kate previously said she "felt all types of guilt" after struggling to feed her newborn baby Cree and change his nappy.

In a frank admission to fans, Kate has said she's really struggled with the pain during her recovery.

As a result, she has not been able to be as hands-on with Cree as she so desperately wants to be.

Writing on Instagram, the new mum said: "I’ve felt like I can’t do what I’m meant to be doing with Cree as I haven’t been able to change or feed him consistently which has had me feeling all types of guilt, for Cree, Rio & that I can’t be doing what I normally do for the kids."

Kate is step-mum to Rio's children, 14-year-old Lorenz, 12-year-old Tate, and nine-year-old Tia, who he shares with late wife Rebecca.

And pals told The Sun that the couple were “over the moon” about the arrival of their tot.

The proud parents shared the first glimpse of their little one in a sweet snap of Rio and the kids gathered around their Christmas tree in matching green pyjamas.

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