Kate Lawler has made an emotional plea for the coronavirus pandemic to be over as she tearfully admits that she is struggling with some aspects of the lockdown.
The 40-year-old former Big Brother star is eight months pregnant and emotions were running high as she told her fans that she has not seen her parents in more than three months.
Kate spoke at length on her Instagram Story as she revealed that she was trying to build a moses basket stand and that under normal circumstances, her dad would have been there helping to make it.
Reflecting on her current plight, Kate said “I miss my mum and dad” before declaring “this pandemic can seriously do one.”
Kate wiped tears from her face as she spoke into the camera about her feelings.
She captioned the video: “I’m blaming hormones for crying over a moses basket stand”.
On Wednesday, she updated her followers and thanked those who had been in touch after her emotions had got the better of her.
She said: “I got very emotional last night on Instagram, but thank you for all the messages. I think my hormones are raging…
“I think I’m starting to get freaked out now. I’m starting to worry, I unpacked a lot of baby paraphernalia yesterday and it’s suddenly started to get really real.”
She continued: I’m starting to question have we made the right decision, am I going to be a good mum, what if I accidentally hurt the baby… I can’t even keep a basil plant alive. You know what I mean?”
Kate captioned the video: “I’m blaming hormones and I miss my loved ones. I miss hugs and face to face chats. I want this pandemic to be over.”
Kate has had it tough in recent days after she revealed that her and fiancé Martin, also known as Boj, have been forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus.
In a lengthy post, Kate reflected on her pregnancy, writing: “I know I’m 8 months pregnant but I still can’t believe we’re doing this!
“Every time I look in the mirror I’m in love with my bump, but I’m still not over the fact it’s actually happening and in five and a half weeks, our little human will be here.”
She shared her frustrations at having to go to a scan alone and her fears that she may have to give birth without her partner due to Covid restrictions in hospital.
She said: “The past 7 days have been a rollercoaster of emotions starting with a hospital scan last Wednesday, where we were told Boj could come the day before, but when we arrived he wasn’t allowed in due to Covid restrictions.
“I then spoke to a consultant via video link on Monday who informed me there is a possibility that Boj won’t be allowed to attend the birth in February.
“This was followed by the lockdown announcement from Boris.”
Kate then added some detail about having to self-isolate: “Now today, we’ve both been pinged by our NHS test and trace apps saying we’ve come into contact with somebody who’s tested positive for the virus and we both have to self-isolate.
“It’s one of those weeks where everything seems to be happening at once I guess and I really am trying to stay positive but it’s difficult.
“If you’ve had to go through any pregnancy scans or part of your labour without a loved one by your side, my heart goes out to you.”
Kate continued: “For the women who’ve had to give birth without their birth partner due to this awful virus, I know that having a beautiful little human in your arms at the end of it made it all worth while but it doesn’t take away the fact that you had to go through such an experience without that one person there you wanted.
“This week I’ve heard of an abdominal birth AND a home-birth being cancelled and I can’t imagine how those mums-to-be are feeling right now but if you’re in the same boat I’m sending you all the love and strength. To be told you can’t give birth the way you want to must be heartbreaking.
“I’m hopeful the law won’t change if cases/deaths increase over the next five weeks and we’ll be allowed to welcome our daughter into the world, together. Also fingers crossed, we don’t develop symptoms between now and then.”
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