"You will be able to get through it" – Whitney Port on those first crazy few weeks of motherhood
It is intense.
Maybe the most intense few weeks of your life – and thinking back on those first few weeks with both my babies, I remember feeling both exhausted and overwhelmed, while also feeling so madly, crazy in love with these tiny little humans I had made.
This feeling, these first crazy few weeks of motherhood – they are the same for all of us, no matter who we are or where we raise our babies.
Designer and TV personality Whitney Port, who will soon be returning to reality TV on MTV's reboot of The Hills, has been refreshingly honest about her pregnancy and new motherhood in her Youtube show and on social media, and I, for one, find it refreshing to hear someone talk about it so honestly, and not sugar-coating the very intense experience that pregnancy and being a new mum is.
"Before I became a mom, I was able to do what I want, when I wanted to, and I didn't have to think about my actions affecting my family," she tells MyDomaine. Now, even something as simple as popping out for a manicure has to be strategically planned."
Port, who's little boy Sonny is now two, explains:
"I think every new mom needs an opportunity to get out and have some alone time. I know, for me, that's exactly what I wanted when I was a new mom."
Now, with a couple of years of parenting under her belt, the California native, who is married to Tim Rosenman, also has some advice of her own for new mums.
"Everything is really a phase," Port explains. "Even though you think your kid is going through something that you're like, 'Oh my God, is this ever going to end? Are they ever going to stop waking up in the middle of the night for a bottle? Are they ever going to stop teething?' All of these things are just a phase, and they do eventually end," Port shares. "You will be able to get through it. It's just so hard to see outside of it when you're in so deep in that specific moment," she continues.
The mum-of-one says she now makes it a point to be strategic with the time she carves out just for her. Her method involves starting her week off right with a bit of self-care and personal time on Mondays.
"After a long weekend of spending time with the family, our nanny comes on Monday mornings, and I feel like, okay I’m in need of some self-care, so I take advantage of it."
(Feature image via Whitney Port/Instagram)