What Surprised Hilary Duff The Most About Motherhood?

I know some of you may read this and roll your eyes, but I applaud new mom Hilary Duff for admitting this one. What does she find the most surprising (and difficult) about being a new mother?

“The first week I was like, ‘I’m doing this, I’m good. I can not sleep, I can do this.’ I don’t know where you get that energy from. Then it hits you — the fatigue.”

Of course, I’m sure Hilary knew, like we all know, that newborns are challenging because they don’t sleep through the night (or for any long stretch of time, for that matter). But it’s one thing to know it and another to actually go through it!

“So many people were like, ‘Take naps when your baby naps. So I tried and it really helped a lot. I thought when he was napping that was the time I could do all the things I needed to do. It’s a fine balance.”

Hilary says things are improving with five-week-old Luca.

“He’s really a good baby, I promise. He sleeps really well and he’s on a good schedule. He sleeps a good five and six hours a night, which is just amazing. I am so grateful.”

I’m surprised: isn’t that rather young to sleep for so many hours straight? Well, as long as Luca is healthy, Hilary should enjoy it! For those of you who have kids, how long was it before your little ones began to sleep for five to six hours straight?

Comments

  1. amanda mills says

    both of my kids slept 4 hrs straight for the first week and then 6-7 hrs after the 1st week…. I had to wake them up so they could eat… my babies were sooo good

  2. says

    “The first week I was like, ‘I’m doing this, I’m good. I can not sleep, I can do this.’ I don’t know where you get that energy from. Then it hits you — the fatigue.”

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