Kathryn Thomas has posted a touching tribute to her daughter Ellie, to celebrate her first birthday.
On March 23, 2018, the RTÉ presenter welcomed her first child with her restaurateur partner Padraig McLaughlin.
One year later, Kathryn has taken to Instagram to wish her baby girl a happy birthday.
Sharing a photo of Ellie as a newborn, Kathryn wrote: “A year to the day. 10.02am Our whole world changed. Our daughter came into our lives and honestly I felt like the whole world shone with a different light. Happy birthday gorgeous girl. We love you #Ellie.”
Kathryn welcomed Ellie last year, after previously suffering two devastating miscarriages.
While she was pregnant with Ellie, the Operation Transformation host opened up about her experience on The Late Late Show.
Kathryn said she wanted to share her story, because “it is still a taboo subject in Ireland”.
She said, “I just think it needs to be part, and considered to be part, of the pregnancy process, because it is.”
“It’s taken us three long years… until I have a baby in my arms, it’s still kind of weird for me to talk about it, but if it gives anybody hope out there that you can get to a place, and just to try and stay as positive as you can, even when you don’t feel it, that would be the only piece of advice I’d give to any couples out there.”