Oti Mabuse jokes that ‘3am mornings look completely different now’ after welcoming a daughter as she admits her quest to motherhood has been ‘a journey’

She shared the surprise news on Christmas Day that she’d given birth to a baby girl.

And Oti Mabuse showed fans that her early starts are a far cry from her Strictly days in an amusing Instagram post on Wednesday.

The dancer, 33, welcomed a baby girl with her husband Marius Lepure earlier this month, and has been adjusting to motherhood.

Posting a selfie with Marius, Oti penned the caption: ‘3am mornings look completely different now.’

Hours later, Oti took to her Stories to share a sweet message for her followers who inundated her with well-wishes following the arrival of her daughter.

Oti Mabuse showed fans that her early starts are a far cry from her Strictly days in an amusing Instagram post on Wednesday, after welcoming a baby girl earlier this month

She said: ‘Good morning, I am currently nap-trapped. What’s nap trapped? Nap-trapped is when they take a nap and if you move, they’ll cry. I know crying’s necessary but I don’t like the crying.

‘So I thought I’d take the opportunity to say thank you for everyone’s messages, it’s been a journey, but all the wishes and the messages and presents are greatly greatly appreciated.

‘I hope you all have a merry Christmas. Mine was filled with family and friends and I’m still buzzing off all of it, it was just beautiful and I hope yours was too.’

It comes after Oti celebrated Christmas with her surprise new arrival, sharing some snaps as a first time mother.

Oti looked glowing as she posed with her daughter, whose named is yet to be revealed, at the dinner table with the rest of her family.

The doting mother posed with Marius in matching onesies for their second family picture together.

Oti, who announced the arrival on Christmas Day, looked happier than ever as she enjoyed a day with all her family.

Oti’s sister Motsi, 42, shared a selfie of the pair beaming, alongside a sweet caption praising the new mother.

The dancer welcomed a baby girl with her husband Marius Lepure earlier this month , and has been adjusting to motherhood

The dancer welcomed a baby girl with her husband Marius Lepure earlier this month , and has been adjusting to motherhood 

Hours later, Oti took to her Stories to share a sweet message for her followers who inundated her with well-wishes following the arrival of her daughter

Hours later, Oti took to her Stories to share a sweet message for her followers who inundated her with well-wishes following the arrival of her daughter

It read: ‘Nobody teaches you how to be an older sister and even though my sister is a mum, the instinct is to help, to protect and to be there doesn’t stop.

‘I want to protect her from everything but I know I can’t. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t the first born because I think you inherit the responsibility.

‘So so proud of you sis, you are going to be a fierce mum.’ 

Motsi also accidentally revealed the tot’s gender after she posted a tribute to Oti and Marius on Instagram.

She wrote: ‘Merry Christmas Wishing you all a wonderful festive season and special memories with loved ones’.

Meanwhile Strictly host Motsi, 42, shared her own snap alongside husband Evgenij Voznyuk where she revealed she was the proud auntie of a baby girl.

Saying: ‘Merry Christmas call us Auntie & Uncle !! Welcome to the family baby girl @otimabuse & @mariusiepure welcome to parenthood lol it’s going to be fun’. 

It comes after Oti celebrated Christmas with her surprise new arrival, sharing some snaps as a first time mother

It comes after Oti celebrated Christmas with her surprise new arrival, sharing some snaps as a first time mother 

Fans and famous friend rushed to the comments section to send their best wishes and gushed over the little one. 

Comedian Katherine Ryan said: ‘HELLO WELCOME BABY’. 

While former Corrie actress and DOI winner Hayley Tamaddon said: ‘Awwww Oti congratulations lovely! Have a wonderful Xmas xxx’.

Fellow new mum Chyna Mills wrote:  ‘Congratulations, Merry Christmas to you’.

Oti and Marius announced they were expecting on August 26, revealing their surprise baby news live on the mother-to-be’s own ITV breakfast show.

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