Since giving birth to her third son almost two months ago, Stacey Solomon has been refreshingly honestly about what it’s really like looking after a newborn. Now, she’s opened up about “mum guilt” in a moving post on social media.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday 17 July, the Loose Women panelist shared a picture of herself and eight-week-old Rex - both of whom had big smiles on their faces. But not everything was quite as it seemed.
“I feel like I shouldn’t really have these feelings because I am so incredibly lucky to have amazing children, a wonderful partner, loves loving, caring and supportive family and I’m almost a bit embarrassed to say,” Solomon’s caption began. “That truth be told, I’m having a bit of a gut wrenching day.
“One of those days that physically hurts your tummy,” she added.
"I have absolutely no idea why. Mum guilt has kicked in full swing. Nothing in particular triggers the feeling. It’s just there. Tried to keep busy and organise the hell out of the house which has helped for short moments (but also felt guilty about it).”
The 28-year-old went on to explain that the best way forward when she has finds herself feeling down is “making a conscious effort to try to accept it and let the feelings come and go.”
She continued to say that the image she’d used was actually a few days old, and that she’d been looking at it all day to remind herself that “these feelings will pass and every day will be different.”
Solomon concluded: “Thinking of anyone else having a struggle today, or any day for that matter.”