Flip of Flop star Christina Anstead admitted that she's struggling with managing newborn son Hudson London in a candid Instagram post on Wednesday, October 16. The home designer revealed that Hudson is a "tough baby" with very specific needs, and that often times she feels overwhelmed making sure that her other two children receive adequate attention.
Christina, 36, shares daughter Taylor, 8, and son Brayden, 4, with ex Tarek El Moussa. She announced that she was expecting her first child with husband Ant Anstead in March 2019, and they welcomed son Hudson via C-section on Friday, September 6.
"I was dropping Tay off at school this morning with a screaming Hudson in the car (and I looked like a hot mess which is the norm the past 6 weeks) when she said something that really hit home. She said, 'Mom, do paparazzi still follow you around?' And I said, 'No not lately. Why?' She said, 'Well what if they got a photo of you looking like THAT?' I’m like, 'I wouldn’t care, that’s the least of my worries' ... this is how I look and I’m still out and about, this is how new moms look. And she sort of pondered that and said she wants three kids and I have to live with her so I can watch them. Well glad these past 6 weeks haven’t scared her off from babies lol," she began.
Christina has been open with her fans about her struggle to adjust to life with an infant, and she doesn't want to give the impression that she's one of the lucky ones that has a seamless time with motherhood.
She continued, "Newborn life is hard. It’s not all instagram filters of perfection that people put out there. F that. That’s so misleading for new moms. I haven’t been online or posting much because my hands are full — literally. Huds is definitely a tough baby. He will sometimes cry for hours straight. We have had trouble with sucking (checked for tongue tie / lip tie) those were fine. Cut out dairy, tried colic calm, he doesn’t spit up so prob not reflex. What works is him tightly double swaddled in a dark cool room with very loud white noise ... Hudson’s choice of spending his time is very unrealistic when we have a crazy 4-year-old running around who definitely needs attention as well as a 9-year-old girl whose one-on-one time is her love language."
The California native is set to get back to work and start filming new episodes of her show Christina on the Coast in the coming weeks, and she wanted to remind other moms that the put-together version of her that they see on television isn't quite a realistic picture.
"I say this with mad props to all stay at home moms / moms with more than 2 kids . Being outnumbered is no joke. I go back to work in 2 weeks so it’s about to get even more crazy around here. I’m lucky because one of my best friends, Shannon @pinkdustcosmetics , is a new mom too and she does my hair and makeup at home before work and we get to have a one hour therapy/vent session, and I know this is a luxury. So when you see me looking decent on tv know that I probably had a freaking crazy morning and it is what it is. I’m lucky because I do love my job and I’m excited to start some new episodes of #christinaonthecoast," she concluded.
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