Nadine Coyle: US earthquakes made me so afraid for my baby's safety
Nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent for the first time.
Being nervous and at times panicky is common among first time mothers, as Londonderry popstar Nadine Coyle has been revealing to her fans on Twitter.
Since the California-based 28-year-old and her partner Jason Bell welcomed a baby girl – whose name they have yet to reveal –into the world earlier this year Nadine has been enjoying the challenges parenthood brings.
She told her fans she has been in "baby bliss" and staring at her "little pink bundle". But after an earthquake in California at the weekend, the singer shared how jittery she can get when it comes to her daughter's safety.
"I love living in CA but these earthquakes scare me," she wrote.
"My baby is only weeks old and has already been in two. Buying full survival kits today.
"I threw myself over her. She wasn't too impressed.
"I was always paranoid, with a baby, I am a freak! I may need professional help."
The former Girls Aloud singer told her 296,000 Twitter followers she would introduce her daughter to them soon.
"She is the best thing ever," she added. "Way better than sliced bread!".
It has been suggested that the Derry woman hasn't posted a photograph of her daughter online or revealed her name as she has signed a deal with a glossy magazine, but it could be that she is enjoying a bit of privacy for a change.
Whatever the reason, Nadine was happy, like most mother's are, to gush about her offspring.
"She is amazing thank you," she told one fan.
"I cry tears of joy at least once a day."
Being separated from a newborn baby is difficult for mums and dads, as Nadine can testify.
"I haven't left her side since she was born," she said.
"I tried to go out one day and broke my heart crying in the driveway. Maybe tomorrow..."
Girls Aloud split up at around this time last year.
Nadine has been working on solo material but is concentrating on motherhood for the meantime.
Not working for a while isn't an issue for Nadine, as she has a number of business interests, including a restaurant called Nadine's Irish Mist on Sunset Beach, and her estimated wealth is £6m according to the Sunday Times 2013 Young Music Rich List of entertainers aged 30 and under.