Having a baby is hard!
Look no further than Vanessa Lachey as a prime example!
Even though she's got the support of hubby Nick Lachey, it was still hard for Vanessa to get used to being a mother to her baby Camden, and it was hard not to be overtaken by the baby blues!
“I was sick of feeling like a milk machine. I loved my bonding time with Camden … But also there were times when he was crying of hunger … Then when Camden was done eating, I wasn’t able to lay and cuddle with him. I had to give him back to all the well-wishers who wanted to hold him and love him, and I sat and waited for the next feeding, where I would do it all again … I was constantly thinking about how I would have to give him up at the end of the feeding. I started crying. I was feeding Camden and crying my eyes out. I felt like I had officially come undone.”
But don't worry folks because here's where the happy ending comes in, and also the life lesson!
“I got in my car, took a drive around the block, put my sunroof down and blared the radio. I went to Starbucks, came home, took a shower, put myself together, and came upstairs and gave my husband a kiss and said I was sorry. I was sorry for the weeks of losing myself. I was sorry for the weeks to come when I won’t be myself, and I am sorry I can’t do it ALL like I thought I could. It’s ok if we can’t do it ALL because … we have already done so much!”
We've ALWAYS known that you would get a hang of this mothering thing, yet we're so thankful that you gathered to courage to talk about the troubles and hardships of raising a baby.
We don't hear that enough!!!
[Image via Vanessa Lachey.]