Kim Kardashian is known for her honesty when it comes to pregnancy and motherhood. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to her website and app on Wednesday to share a very open post about how her life has changed now that she has two kids.
Kim and her husband Kanye West welcomed baby boy Saint on 5 December, giving two-year-old North a little brother. But since becoming a family-of-four, the mum has found it a little difficult to keep up.
North became a big sister to Saint in December
"I’m up at 4 a.m., pumping and delirious, hiding in my daughter’s closet because if she sees I snuck out of her bed, she will start to cry AND I think she gave me a cold so I figure no better time to write a #StraightUp than now!," Kim wrote.
"My mom [Kris Jenner] would always say, about having kids: 'One is like one, and two are like twenty.' I never really understood that until now," she revealed.
"It seemed like every time Kanye and I would go out, we would see couples — or really anybody that had kids — and everyone would say, 'Wait until you have two.' Like it’s the end of the world! I remember Kanye and I would be like, 'WTF are they talking about? Will our lives be the same? Are we going to be OK?!," she continued.
Kim says Kanye has been "super helpful" since they became a family-of-four
However, the reality TV star finally understood what everyone meant once she became a mother-of-two. "Of course, I expected it to be different but, wow, it really is so hard!" she admitted. "When I had North, all I did was feed and sleep. This time around, I get no sleep. Every waking second that I’m not with the baby, I’m with North."
"I actually think the harder parts aren’t with the newborn but with the toddler! I feel like I go into overdrive to give my daughter attention and make her feel loved."
Luckily for Kim, she has the support of her loving husband. "Kanye is super helpful, taking North out to dinners (just them!)." Her daughter also has a sweet relationship with her cousin Penelope Disick, the three-year-old daughter of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick.
Penelope gives North advice on being a big sister
"[Penelope] also has a baby brother so she gives North the best advice. I have the cutest video of P giving North a heart to heart about being a good big sister."
Although it's been tough for the doting mother, she knows it just takes time and she'll soon get to grips with her new routine. "I’ve attempted to work a few times or enjoy our Christmas Eve party, but it’s definitely been challenging feeding the baby in between getting myself ready and getting my daughter ready," she shared.
"Being late and running behind gives me anxiety, but I know we will soon get into the perfect groove and just figure it out. My mom did, my sister did — and I will, too."