Chantelle Houghton Talks About 'Beautiful' Baby
And she admits wearing make-up to go to the maternity ward...
Chantelle Houghtonhas described her new baby daughter as "beautiful" - and admitted that she put her make-up on before heading to the labour ward.
And Chantelle, 28, has been back at work already - penning her column for this week's new! magazine.
She wrote: "I'm so happy and excited my baby is finally here! She's so beautiful! In the days leading up to the birth, I had been waking up at 5.30am worrying about it – I was so frightened.
"I had a hospital appointment last Tuesday and they told me that her head was engaged. At that point, the doctor actually decided against giving me an internal examination because she didn't want me to freak out if she had to tell me that my cervix was opening!
"It's funny – a month ago, I couldn't wait to have the baby, as I was so fed up of being pregnant but, as my due date got nearer, I decided I was actually happy for her to stay in there for a bit longer!"
And she confessed that she had needed to wear make-up to fortify herself for the experience.
She explained: "I popped into Selfridges last week and bought a couple of tops and some make-up because I want to look nice for when people come to see the baby.
"I actually put a full face of make-up on before I went to the hospital to give birth – I had to have my armour on so that I was ready for battle!"