Carrie Bickmore has opened up about the unexpected challenges she has encountered following the birth of her third child, Addie, who is now five months old.
Although Australians know Carrie Bickmore, 38, as a successful TV presenter on The Project with a life that looks rather glamorous, since welcoming Addie, she has been pulling the curtain back to show her followers the less attractive parts of her everyday life as the mother of a newborn.
Much harder, she explained, than the newborn phase for her first two children, Ollie, now 11, and three-year-old Evie.
In the column, The Project co-host recalled a text exchange she had with her partner Chris, while he was away on a camping trip with her eldest child.
Bickmore explained that she thought she would cope just fine with her partner away for the night, but at 2am, her thought process soon changed.
The television host shared a series of texts in which she told her partner that she was "really struggling".
"I can’t do this on my own tonight, I’m worried I may be getting postnatal depression," she wrote to her partner.
"He calls and my anxiety immediately drops. By sunrise, I’m much calmer. (Why are the nights so much lonelier?)"
It's not the first time Bickmore has been open with her fans about the challenges she has encountered following the birth of Addie. In the months since, the journalist has been admirably open and honest on Instagram about her new life as a mother-of-three.
In January, Bickmore celebrated one month of life with her newborn with a post detailing the exhausting truth of new parenthood.