Blake Lively looking radiant after birth of baby girl

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Six weeks after giving birth to a little girl, Blake Lively looks incredible, with a glow that says she's loving motherhood. She posted a photo of herself with snapper-to-the-stars Mario Testino, who is a personal friend after photographing her over the years.

Blake Lively met up with her friend Mario Testino

Her role as a mother has clearly given the 28-year-old a new impetus to make a difference. The Hollywood actress also shared a photo of herself with young women from the 'My Life My Choice' programme, aimed at preventing abuse and trafficking of girls.

Her radiant appearance is all the more suprising given what husband Ryan Reynolds has revealed about the first few sleepless weeks with their daughter. Jokingly describing himself as the "bloodless ghost of Ryan Reynolds", the 38-year-old actor said the baby was up every 45 minutes.

As yet the couple haven't yet hired a nanny and are caring for their daughter themselves in their Bedford, New York home. The new father admitted that he was looking forward to going on the road to promote his latest movie Mississippi Grind so that he could get some shut eye.

The actress supports young women from the My Life My Choice programme

Ryan commented on rumours that the new arrival is called Violet. He said:"No that's not the name. I don’t want to get into that but I don’t know where that came from.”

Whatever the baby's called it's clear that the new mother will be a natural.

"I came from a big family of Southerners," Blake said during her pregnancy. "I feel like I've always sorta…I'm the youngest of five, so I never raised any siblings below me, but I'm always the person who's taking everyone else's kid and putting them on my hip, so I've kinda always been a mama."

Ryan and Blake, who wed in a romantic South Carolina ceremony in 2012, will be hoping to have more children as the blonde beauty previously said she "spit out a litter" if she could.