Kim Kardashian gives the most honest description of life with a baby and a toddler.
Kim Kardashian doesn’t have a reputation for being the most relatable celebrity, but sometimes her observations about motherhood are hilariously on point. The 35-year-old mom wrote a blog post on Wednesday to let fans know how she’s adjusting to life as a mom of two, and she admitted some hard truths about having a second baby.
In her post, Kardashian admitted to being awake at 4am, “pumping and delirious” after a long night with three-year-old North and her family’s newest addition, two-month-old Saint. “I’m hiding in my daughter’s closet,” reads the opening line, “because if she sees I snuck out of her bed, she will start to cry AND I think she gave me a cold so I figure no better time to write a #StraightUp [post] than now!”
Kardashian says she was warned parenthood would get rough once she and Kanye had more than one child, and she “expected” it would be different, but — like all of us — she had no idea how difficult it would actually become. “My mom would always say, about having kids: ‘One is like one, and two are like 20,'” she writes. “I never really understood that until now.”
The hardest part, of course, is the complete lack of sleep you get once you have more than one child. Kardashian says when North was a newborn, all she did was “feed and sleep.” Now that North is a toddler, Kardashian has to be on high alert and ready to go at all times, even when she’s still delirious from being awake with baby Saint the night before. Kim writes:
“This time around, I get no sleep. Every waking second that I’m not with the baby, I’m with North. I actually think the harder parts aren’t with the newborn but with the toddler! I feel like I go into overdrive to give my daughter attention and make her feel loved.”
Becoming a parent for the first time knocks you on your ass, but the adjustment to a second kid is a completely different animal. Any semblance of alone time disappears because someone always needs something. Once you put the baby down for a nap, the toddler wants to play a game. Once the toddler goes to bed, the baby wakes up to eat. For at least the first few months, your life is consumed by your role as a parent, and it’s a really difficult adjustment to make.
We love to make snide comments about how celebrities don’t really “get” it because they have too much money, or how they could easily just hire a nanny, but the truth is no amount of money, fame, or success makes you immune to the fact that parenting is really hard and sometimes your kids just need you. Nothing ever truly prepares you for how much you love your babies or how absolutely exhausted you will be. No matter who you are or where you come from, at the end of the day we’re all the same: exhausted, recovering from some plague our toddler gave us, and hiding in the closet so we can get five seconds of peace. That’s just the reality of being a parent.
H/T Today Parents