Sleepless nights, second-guessing decisions, and so much time spent worrying if you’re getting it right. No wonder, for many parents, the newborn stage of your first child is daunting and difficult.
“If I’m just gonna be frank right now, maybe I’m just not a newborn person. I found that phase of life super dooper exhausting, hard,” the stylist, presenter and mum-of-two said on the radio show’s podcast.
But the mum to Hudson, five, and Archie, two, says it wasn’t just the sleep deprivation that had her feeling so anxious during this period, but her attitude to motherhood.
“The answer is if you want to have babies, 100 per cent do it, best thing I’ve ever done easily… but you just have to know it is life-altering, un-take-back-able and everything changes,” she told hosts Stacey June and Kristie Mercer.
“I was like, ‘Our lives are not going to change, he’ll fit into ours.’ Nup. You just have to know that is that.”
She said she first began to realise how much her life had changed when her eldest son Hudson was five days old.
“I remember when I came home from hospital with Hudson, I needed to get milk… what is a five-minute exercise turns into a 45-minute thing.
“You’ve just made a human being and that human being needs you 100 per cent of its life. That’s it now.”