One month ago, radio presenter Zoe Marshall and her rugby league star husband Benji welcomed their first child into the world: Benjamin Fox Marshall.
The 33-year-old shared that baby Fox had “stolen her heart”.
“It’s a love I couldn’t comprehend, challenging me in ways I didn’t expect, there have been many many tears – tears of joy,” she shared on Instagram alongside the first snaps of her baby boy.
FOX. You have stolen my heart. I’ve been deep in the baby bubble, savouring every moment. No social media, hardly any visitors, just giving myself space to get to know this new love. It’s a love I couldn’t comprehend, challenging me in ways I didn’t expect, there have been many many tears – tears of joy and pure overwhelm. Thank you everyone for all the love and support through this time. I promise I will be out of my little cocoon soon.. @benji6marshall you have been my rock through every moment since pregnancy and you stepped it up another level through the birth (literally holding me through every contraction) and now as the most wonderful father. I am so grateful to have you in our lives. You give me so much confidence and calm in this new phase. Thank you @womansdayaus @womansdaynz for coming over and taking these beautiful shots we had a chat about the birth and all things baby Fox.. you can read it at the direct link on my bio
Since then, Zoe has shared a number of adorable pictures for her 33,000 followers.
But this morning, she shared her most honest account of what it’s like being a new mum yet.
Sharing a selfie of herself lying in her bed, in the dark, Zoe wrote that she had been “crying in my room for an hour”.
“This is me. Overwhelmed…Benj had been playing away and I just couldn’t handle any of it,” she shared.
"I felt bad for wanting some space to breathe and weep. I felt scared that I didn't know what Fox needed. I was so incredibly exhausted. Hungry. Depleted. Sad. Confused."
While Fox is now a month old, Zoe shared that the second and third weeks home with her baby were "so hard".