Keeping it real! Christina Anstead took to Instagram on Wednesday, October 16, to get candid about mom life, reminding her followers that it’s not a walk in the park.
The 36-year-old shared a selfie with her baby, Hudson, along with a lengthy caption that began with her daughter, Taylor, asking Christina about her appearance. “She said mom, ‘do paparazzi still follow you around?” the mom of three wrote. “And I said, ‘no, not lately. Why?’ She said, ‘well, what if they got a photo of you looking like THAT?'” The Christina on the Coast star went on to tell Tay that “this is how I look and I’m still out and about, this is how new moms look.” Yes, girl!
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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. 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 who one-on-one time is her love language. 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 Sorry for the long post- Wish us all luck. It takes a village lol.
From there, Christina proceeded to reassure new moms on what the experience is really like. “Newborn life is hard,” she continued. “It’s not all Instagram filters of perfection that people put out there. F that. That’s so misleading for new moms.”
Christina welcomed Hudson on September 6, with her husband, Ant Antead, and since then, she’s been super busy. “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.”
In addition to taking care of the 1-month-old, Christina also has two kids — Taylor and Brayden — whom she shares with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. “I say this with mad props to all stay at home moms / moms with more than two kids,” she added. “Being outnumbered is no joke.”
To conclude the post, she revealed she heads back to work in two weeks to film for Christina on the Coast. She also gave her best friend, Shannon, a shout-out for being there for her. Ant also showed his support by leaving the blonde beauty a very sweet comment. “You are literally a super human super star!” he wrote. “And doing an unbelievably great job at it too! You amaze me on a daily basis!”
Christina knows to make the best of every situation — even with Tarek following their messy split. The father of two exclusively revealed to Life & Style how he manages to successfully coparent with Christina despite them no longer being an item. “If you remember to always put the kids first, the rest falls into place,” he said in September. That’s some sound advice!