Jake Quickenden has candidly admitted he fears his son Leo “hates” him in a heartfelt share with fans.
The X Factor star Jake, 32, revealed he is struggling with sleep deprivation and shared his concerns that his little boy Leo “doesn’t settle” for him.
Jake became a dad to baby son Leo after his girlfriend Sophie Church gave birth in February.
Jake, who recently revealed he’s loosing sleep worrying over his newborn son, shared a photo of himself with baby Leo on his Instagram page as he opened up on her struggles with being a new dad.
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Dad Jake wrote alongside the photo: “Honest post…. I am so tired right now, I think it’s sleep deprivation but I keep thinking Leo hates me, he won’t settle for me Half as good as he does for Soph, burping is still a nightmare but I’ve managed a few now, my heart is so full but I’m also very emotional and I wasn’t expecting it to be so hard, I worry about every little thing is his breathing ok?
“Is he sleeping too much, is he eating enough, is that a new noise he’s making, What’s that little rash?
“He’s the most precious thing ever I love him so much, I’m trying really hard, it’s amazing watching how good @sophie__church is with him, I hope I’m helping aswell!”
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Jake, who recently revealed he had been sent horrifying death threats from trolls, added: “Being a parent isn’t easy at all, but what a wonderful journey and this is just the beginning, can’t wait for him to smile and laugh and sit up, crawl and walk, his first words!!
“So much to look forward to!! But right now a few hours sleep wouldn’t go a miss!! Love you little man” he then ended the post with a red heart emoji.
Jake’s honest admission received 34,000 likes while celebrity friends commented to share their support to Jake.
Kate Lawler, who recently admitted she was at “breaking point”, wrote: “But look at how settled he is in your arms. Leo loves you, you’re his world along with Soph of course but I totally get how you’re feeling. The newborn days are not easy and a constant worry. Stay strong xx”.
Vicky Pattison added: “Honestly mate, I think this is all totally normal and you’re smashing it” alongside a heart eye emoji.
And Ore Oduba said: “Bro we need to talk!!! You’re smashing it, been there and felt it. You’ll get through just keep doing you dad”.