Being a first time mum is certainly one of the most rewarding but daunting times in your life. It can be extremely overwhelming, so it’s important to celebrate the little victories.
New mum Gemma Atkinson has been sharing updates about life with her baby girl Mia on her Instagram account and we just can’t get enough of her honesty.
The former actress posted a photo of her and Mia out on a walk. She admitted that she only managed to go out for 10 minutes, but as every new mum knows, those 10 minutes make all the difference.
She wrote, “First official walk done! We only did 10 mins and the pram had to be pushed by Nana & Granddad for most of it as my scar started to ache a little (it took about 15 mins and a watch of a YouTube video to get it in the car)”
“It felt nice to get out in the fresh air though. Mia slept the whole time so clearly she wasn’t as excited as me, but little mile stones make such a difference to me being a first time mum,” Gemma gushed.
Gemma is still recovering from having an emergency c-section so it’s all about the baby steps in the early days. “I can’t wait to get stronger and take Norm & Ollie out with us too.”
The mum gave birth to her daughter Mia on July 4 but had quite the scary experience shortly after she delivered her little girl.
Gemma opened up about her terrifying experience in a candid post. She revealed, “I was having a hemorrhage. A big one & I lost a lot of blood. I don’t remember much other than having around 9 doctors in the room, some injecting me, hooking me to drips, physically pulling clots out of me & one comforting Gorks who was beside himself in the corner.”
The mum has received heaps of praise for being so honest and real about motherhood. Gemma’s honesty is a breath of fresh air.