Stacey Solomon took to social media to share an honest update about her parenting worries following the birth of third son baby Rex yesterday evening.
The Loose Women star, who welcomed her first child with Joe Swash last month, continues to update her friends and followers with her honest parenting posts shared on Instagram.
The TV presenter took to Instagram yesterday evening to reveal the struggles she has faced balancing her newborn baby Rex, while also spending time with her older two children, 11-year-old Zachary and seven-year-old Leighton.
The star admits ‘neglecting’ her older two sons, while having to prioritise breastfeeding newborn Rex, but goes on to praise her older children for understanding and entertaining themselves while she carries out her parenting duties.
Stacey also admits she hopes to leave the house soon, but reveals her worries about interacting with people since giving birth.
Alongside the emotional post of her playing with eldest son Leighton, the star wrote: ‘Knowing that my boys don’t bat an eyelid that I’m sat playing with them whilst milking myself, or that I have to whack my boob out every hour makes me extremely proud.’
She continued: ‘Trying to get a bit of one on one time with my big baby today in between feeds. Feel like I’ve neglected the boys over the last few weeks trying to get into a feeding pattern.
‘I haven’t managed to get into one yet (IS THAT NORMAL??). I’ve now got to the point where I can’t expect them to entertain themselves any longer.
‘The fact that they’ve been so amazing and understanding has made it a lot easier for me but also meant the guilt has set in a little stronger because they’re just so bloomin good.
‘I really do need to get out of the house at some point in the near future too before I go stir crazy but honestly, the thought of having to wear actual clothes and interact with other humans is really daunting 😂 When did anyone else leave the house after birth? Is 3 weeks too long? Send help… 🙏🏼.’
Friends and followers soon replied to the honest post to give their support to the the new mum.
One wrote: ‘You’re doing great! I loved not leaving the house for weeks 😂. Definitely no feeding pattern at this stage, they just feed feed feed xx.’
Another added: ‘Completely normal! It took me 6-8 weeks to see a feeding pattern start to appear. You are doing an amazing job ❤️ You leave the house when you feel ready xx.’
Stacey Solomon welcomed Rex three weeks ago, but only revealed the name of her newborn last weekend.
Stacey announced her pregnancy with her first child with presenter Joe Swash in February.
Stacey is also mum to 11-year-old Zachary and seven-year old Leighton from previous relationships.
Congratulations again to Stacey and Joe – you’re doing a great job!