She welcomed her first child with fiancé Ben Bhanvra last month.
And as she settled into motherhood, Louisa Lytton was made fun of about her newfound love for hats, while teasing that she didn’t have time to wash her hair now that she’s got a little one on her hands.
The EastEnders star, 32, made a recognizable confession when she shared adorable new family snaps with fans on Instagram on Thursday, in which she and her husband-to-be saw a twinning in beanie hats to match their daughter Aura’s knit outfit.
“Who has time?” Louisa Lytton jokes she’s run out of time to wash her hair when she shared a sweet photo of her in a beanie hat hugging daughter Aura on Thursday
In the photos, Louisa can be seen wearing a cream knit hat on her head as she sits with daughter Aura snuggling into her chest.
Her baby girl was adorable dressed in a knitted, personalized lilac cardigan with her name etched on the back in white stitching, which matched Louisa’s hat.
Ben, the soap star’s fiancé, meanwhile, wore a lilac-toned cap and sunglasses while also enjoying a cuddle with his one-month-old little girl.
Louisa captioned her photos, including one of her wearing a bracelet that read ‘Aura’s Mummy’: ‘Aura’s Mummy >>>> Aura’s daddy (not intentionally twinning, I swear).’
Adorable: The EastEnders star shared a series of adorable family photos on Instagram, where she and her fiancé Ben Bhanvra wore matching hats to pair with their daughter’s cardigan
Adorable: Louisa also shared a photo of her personalized ‘Aura’s Mummy’ bracelet she’s wearing
Funny: The new mom also joked that she now wears a hat “every day” because she no longer has time to wash her hair, thanks to her new parenting duties
Louisa, who plays Ruby Allen in the BBC soap EastEnders, shared the same photo of herself with Aura, then joked: ‘In case you hadn’t noticed I wear hats every day now, because who has time to wash her.’
Her latest post comes after Louisa started becoming her mother to fans, when she described the first few weeks of parenthood as the “best weeks of my life.”
She revealed: “The best 7 weeks of my life (would like a little 8 hours of sleep).”
Louisa gave birth in September and she recently revealed that she contracted the coronavirus shortly after Aura’s arrival.
In love: Louisa gave birth in September and recently shared an update on parenting, telling fans it was the ‘best seven weeks of my life’ so far
Louisa appeared on Loose Women earlier this month and explained: ‘It was difficult because I had a long labor that resulted in an emergency C-section and just as we found our feet we both got Covid.
Louisa explained during an appearance on Loose Women earlier this month: “It was difficult because I had a long labor that resulted in an emergency C-section and just as we found our feet, we both got Covid.
“So it wasn’t the best start, but she’s been good all the time, so that’s all we can ask for.”
The star went on to explain that she was doing her best to prepare herself for parenthood, but admitted that she felt there was nothing that could prepare her to become a mother.
Nice surprise: Louisa revealed during an interview on Loose Women that she was convinced she was going to have a boy throughout her pregnancy
She said, “I just don’t think anything prepares you. I’ve read every book, I’ve talked to every girlfriend, and she’s the best thing that ever happened to us, but it’s tough.’
Louisa is currently taking time out from EastEnders after giving birth, but says she’d love to return to the show in the future and might even have Aura star as her on-screen child.
“Yes, I could,” she said. “Certainly if I go back it will be with a kid, if she wants to be a part of it, who knows.”
While pregnant, she and Ben were convinced they were going to have a boy and were surprised to find that they had welcomed a girl when Aura was born.
So much so that Louisa admitted they had trouble naming their daughter at first because she and Ben had been considering boy names.
Family: The soap star, who plays Ruby Allen on EastEnders, gave birth via emergency C-section after a long labor and eventually contracted Covid in the weeks that followed
“Throughout my pregnancy, we thought we were going to have a boy, so we had a shortlist of girl names and boy names,” said Louisa.
“But we forgot the girls’ names. Ben found it somewhere… When we got her it was such a shock to the system that we didn’t name her for the first few days because we didn’t think about it.
“So we went back to the list and it seemed like the name that suited her the most.”
Louisa first announced she was pregnant in March, earlier this year – nearly two years after she and Ben confirmed their engagement.
Ben proposed during a trip to the Maldives in May 2019, with the couple later revealing that a cleaner had interrupted his romantic proposal.
New chapter: Louisa confirmed she was pregnant in March, earlier this year, on Mother’s Day