Natasha Hamilton enjoys "afternoon snuggles" with newborn daughter

Published Wednesday, Sep 24 2014, 13:16 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Big Reunion star Natasha Hamilton has thanked everyone for their well wishes after the birth of her daughter.

Yesterday (23 September), Natasha's partner, 5ive's Ritchie Neville, announced that the Atomic Kitten singer had finally given birth to their baby girl on Monday 22 September.

And now safely back at home with her bubba, Natasha has been enjoying "afternoon snuggles" on the sofa - awww.

Natasha Hamilton at the Lorraine High Street Fashion Awards held at Vinopolis - Arrivals.
21 May 2014.

© Joe/

Speaking out for the first time since giving birth, Natasha tweeted earlier today: "Thank u all so much for your beautiful messages, Means a lot to us. Currently having afternoon snuggles on sofa #heaven #blessed x."

After a sleepless pregnancy and reoccurring Braxton Hicks, Natasha was looking forward to finally meeting her baby girl.

Despite being rushed to hospital in suspected labour while attending Kerry Katona's wedding, the 32-year-old finally gave birth to her fourth child earlier this week - four days earlier than her given due date.

Natasha is already mum to sons Josh, 11, Harry, eight and Alfie, three.

Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville, Twitter
26 July

© Twitter / @NatashaOfficial

While revealing the couple's happy news, first time dad Ritchie said mum and baby were doing well and described his daughter as the "most beautiful thing he's ever seen".

Shortly after his announcement, Natasha and Ritchie were inundated with messages about their new arrival.

Liz McClarnon, Natasha's close pal and fellow Atomic Kitten bandmate, was quick to congratulate the pair while en route to pay them and their little one a visit.

She tweeted: "Off on a little road trip to see my new niece. Well done to my lovely @NatashaOfficial & congrats @RitchieNeville !! #CuddlesAllRound."

Sean Conlon, Ritchie's bandmate, tweeted the couple: "Congratulations @RitchieNeville and @NatashaOfficial Happy days!"

While Celebrity Big Brother star Edele Lynch said: "Big congratulations to you both on the birth of your daughter last night. @NatashaOfficial @RitchieNeville lots of love.xx".

Natasha and Ritchie had openly spoken of their plans to name their daughter Ella before her birth, but the couple are still yet to officially confirm their baby's name.

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