MAFS star shares honest motherhood struggles
She opened up on Instagram.
By Practical Parenting
February 19 2017
Married At First Sight’s Zoe Hendrix has shared a candid post about her journey as a first-time mum.
The 27-year-old admits she sometimes feels like a “failure” when caring for her 12-week-old daughter Harper Rose.
“SOME DAYS I feel like a complete and utter failure. Some days I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep for days on end. Some days I feel guilty for not enjoying every moment of motherhood, remembering how much I wanted this little rainbow baby,” she wrote.
“Some days I day dream about what life was like before motherhood and I wonder whether I was truly ready. Some days I am intoxicated with love for this sweet child and I can't imagine anything more beautiful than her milk drunk smile (even at 3am)."
She added: “Some days I trace the outlines of stretch marks on my body, in complete awe of what my body has done. Some days I google ways to remove those stretch marks. Some days I can't believe how incredibly fortunate I am (a healthy baby and a loving husband) I know I’ll look back at these precious days with this precious girl and wish I was back in the cot with her in my arms like I am tonight.”
She concluded her candid post with “The happiest & most challenging 12 weeks of my life that my friends is my truth.”
Fans of the reality star praised Hendrix for her honesty.
“Beautifully put! You are doing amazing,” wrote one.
Another commented: “Well said, nothing prepares you for motherhood! Some days can be very challenging but the rewards are worth it! You’re doing great!”
Hendrix shot to fame on the first season of Married At First Sight where she was paired with her now-husband Alex Garner.