New mom Mollie King took to Instagram on Sunday to describe her recent “highest of highs and lowest of lows” in a candid post.
The Saturdays singer, 35, welcomed daughter Annabella in November just days before the tragic death of her beloved father Stephen.
Mollie shared a gushing tribute to her doula pal Lauren whom she thanked for her constant support.
Candid: New mum Mollie King (right) took to Instagram on Sunday to describe her recent ‘highest of highs and lowest of lows’ in a candid post (pictured with doula pal Lauren)
The blonde beauty looked stunning as she cricketer fiance Stuart Broad, 36, introduced the two-month-old baby to his pal for the first time.
Mollie, whose father Stephen died just three months after being diagnosed with a tumour, wrote: “Before I was pregnant I had no idea what I didn’t know about having a baby “.
“We can’t thank this angel enough for her endless patience in answering our millions of questions and all the time with a constant smile on her face.”
RIP: The Saturdays singer welcomed daughter Annabella in November days before the tragic death of her beloved father Stephen (pictured together)
“During my pregnancy, I had the highest of highs carrying Annabella in my belly, but the lowest of lows with Daddy’s disease.”
“Lauren has been a constant support throughout our journey” before adding: “Lauren, we couldn’t have done it without you”.
A doula is a trained companion, who is not a medical professional, and who supports another person through a significant health-related experience, such as childbirth.
Last month, Mollie admitted she was worried about sitting down to Christmas lunch without her dad.
Thank you: Mollie took to Instagram to share a gushing tribute to her doula friend Lauren whom she thanked for her constant support
The TV personality said she was grateful to her family and mother following the mixed emotions she had ahead of the festive season.
“This year, more than ever, I have been so grateful to be surrounded by my family at Christmas time.
“For me, the emotions were mixed before Christmas Day, as I worried that we would all sit down for lunch and have one less chair without our Pops at the table.
Pal: The blonde beauty looked stunning as her cricketing fiancé Stuart Broad, 36, first introduced the two-month-old baby to her pal (Lauren pictured)
Dad duty: Stephen pushed the pram as they walked to a cafe
“I know I’m not the only one who will miss a loved one this Christmas and my heart goes out to everyone going through this as well.”
The pop star turned radio host added: “I kept reminding myself of how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many people I love and no doubt the constant chatter of the little ones. , seeing Annabella laughing for the first time, the country walks and Home Alone on a loop ensured that we all made more special memories and, more importantly, that my granddaughter’s Christmas was magical, as it turns out must.
“Thank you mom for bringing us all together. Sending so much love to anyone going through this right now.
Sad: Last month Mollie admitted she was worried about sitting down to Christmas lunch without her dad
Mollie shared photos of her mum and extended family spending the holidays together as well as a photo of herself and Stuart relaxing with Annabella and joined by their pup Alf.
After her father’s death, Mollie revealed he held out “a few more days” to be able to meet his new granddaughter.
Confirming his passing in November, she wrote: ‘Heartbroken beyond words. In August, my family’s world was turned upside down when my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Last week we faced the day we hoped would never come to say goodbye.
Family: The TV personality said she was grateful to her family and mother following the mixed emotions she had ahead of the festive season
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“Dad, we love you with all of our hearts and will miss you every day. You were our hero and it is impossible to think of our lives without you.
“You were always there for us every step of the way and even held on for a few extra days to meet baby Annabella.
“You gave us everything. You will be in our hearts and memories every day.
Heartbreaking: Mollie thanked Instagram followers for their support after confirming her father’s death in November