Kate Lawler recently became a mum for the first time, and it's been a very tough time for her.

The Big Brother 2002 winner, 40, took to her Instagram account on Saturday tonight to share that it was the first day since giving birth to baby Noa, who was 11 days premature, two and a half weeks ago that she hasn't cried.

When Noa was just a few days old she was rushed to hospital with breathing problems, and this week she was back in hospital again with an infected finger.

But in her post last night, Kate was understandably relieved that things are finally calming down and Noa has been discharged.

Kate Lawler shared her joy that she'd made it through a whole day without crying since the birth of her daughter Noa two and a half weeks ago
Kate Lawler shared her joy that she'd made it through a whole day without crying since the birth of her daughter Noa two and a half weeks ago
Kate Lawler has rushed her newborn daughter Noa back to hospital twice since she was born two and a half weeks ago
Kate Lawler has rushed her newborn daughter Noa back to hospital twice since she was born two and a half weeks ago

Kate said: "Breaking news from my bedroom.

"I know there's still an hour and 15 minutes to go until the end of the day but today is the first day I haven't cried since February 11th, the day this little rapscallion was born.

"I might have turned a corner.

"It could be a fluke, we just don't know, here's hoping."

She said she'd 'turned a corner'
She said she'd 'turned a corner'

She described the last few weeks as like a fairground ride you can't get off.

Kate continued: "Over the last couple of weeks, I have literally felt like I have been on a fairground ride that I really wanna get off but I can't.

"I found it so hard. But yea today, I haven't cried and that is just big news for me.

"I feel normal-ish, so hopefully I feel like this again tomorrow."

Kate said she feels 'normal-ish'
Kate said she feels 'normal-ish'

Noa, who Kate shares with her fiancé Martin, was kept in overnight on hospital on Thursday after Kate noticed she had an infected finger.

It came after she was rushed to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) last Saturday with breathing problems.

After running a series of tests, doctors let Kate take her home.