“I Can’t Feel Guilty About Having Sad Points” Stacey Solomon Has Shared An Honest Post About Life With A Newborn
Stacey Solomon’s commentary of life with a new baby is honest, refreshing and just what new mothers need to hear!
The Loose Woman panelist welcomed her third child last week, her first with boyfriend Joe Swash – and we are all OVER THE MOON for them!
Stacey shared the news on Instagram that they had welcomed a baby boy, with an adorable message from Joe and a raw and unfiltered picture from the labour room.
Now, just over a week later, the 29-year-old has shared an emotionally honest post about how she has been feeling since welcoming her baby boy home, and refreshingly, it’s not all happiness and love.
“Today is a smiley day, but it’s been an interesting week,” the star captioned a shot of her feeding the little man.
“But it feels like the fog is lifting and I’m coming out of the fuzz. I’m so grateful to have our baby boy with us and be surrounded by my incredible family – my biggest privilege.
“But it doesn’t mean it’s been all rosey and glossy. Hormone surges + really struggling to breastfeed + no sleep what so ever + engorged boobs + cracked nipples + absolutely anything as minuscule as somebody kissing my babies head = total meltdown.
“I’ve found myself spontaneously uncontrollably sobbing into my mums arms, at least twice every day. Then I feel guilty that I’m not “enjoying every second” like everyone tells you too because it passes by so quickly (and it does, my eldest is 11 and I feel like I just blinked and that happened).
“But sometimes I’m just not in control of my emotions, and I can’t feel guilty about having sad points it’s counter productive. I’m really feeling happy today which is amazing, but I’m ready to accept any sobbing or sadness that sneaks up on me at any point. If it doesn’t hallelujah, but if it does I’m no less of a mother for feeling that way.
“And to anyone else feeling or who has felt that way, don’t ever let those feelings make you feel that you weren’t good enough, you were and you are. Its OK not to be OK. Also I want to say thank you to the amazing NHS services that we have received over the last 7 days… Queens Hospital Romford, all of the nurses, midwives and paediatricians.
“Our community midwives, and the breastfeeding specialist who literally MILKED me for hours trying to bring my milk down from under my chest and armpits, and the Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Services in our area who have been so attentive and always there if we need them.
” Thinking of all of those who don’t have a support system around them. If you need someone to talk to there are people out there… please don’t hesitate to reach out.”
We LOVE Stacey for this <3
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