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Regular Mom to Royal Mom | Dear Kate: We’re Sorry

Dear Kate:

Congratulations on your baby boy,  George Alexander Louis. I’m glad to hear that you are all healthy and happy. However, I feel I need to apologize for the circus that we’ve all made out of such a tender moment like the birth of a mother’s first child.

Being a new mom is overwhelming, even for a royal mom. We know that your hormones are crazy, you’re equally elated and exhausted,and you are probably tired of being poked and prodded. I can only imagine that the last thing you want to do is try to look beautiful for the public–fetching your hair and makeup artists so that you can attempt to look stunning just hours after delivering.

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry that you can’t slip on comfortable yoga pants, pull your hair back into a pony and slip out of the hospital sans makeup with your husband and baby in tow like most of us–staring down at your new bundle of joy in private moments during a ride home without a million flashbulbs going off in your face.

I’m especially sorry that an entire world is holding onto and cataloging every moment of your new life. Being a new mom is stressful enough without feeling like you’re letting down millions of people.

I’m sorry that you can’t just get used to becoming a mom on your own.

I’m sorry.

Jackie

 

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Along with being a contributor to PrimeParentsClub.com, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate. Founder and executive director of Monkey Do Project and co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: What Happens When 'I Do' Becomes 'Not Tonight': A Humorous Mompilation.