Described birthing as a 'shock to the system', irrespective of how prepared you are.
Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, reminisced about the early days of motherhood during a visit to a maternity ward, reported Elle. She recalls Prince George and Prince Louis as babies while visiting the Royal Surrey County Hospital's postnatal ward. Recently, she has shared intimate details about her first few days as a new mother to her sons while meeting baby Giles Talbot-Erasmus. The Royal Surrey County Hospital offered holistic support to pregnant women and new mothers when the Princess shared a heartwarming anecdote about her youngest son, stating, "I keep thinking Louis is a baby but he's a big boy now. It just feels like yesterday."
While referring to baby Giles' mittens, the mother of three compared his scrunched-up pose to that of her eldest child, Prince George, nine. She said that when George was a newborn, he "was so huddled up too, he spent quite a few days like that." The elegant princess who also shares seven-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte with her husband Prince William shared her experience of giving birth in detail. She described it as a "shock to the system", irrespective of how prepared you are. She told new mothers: "No matter how much everyone tells you what you expect, it's a shock to the system, isn't it?" after hearing about their births. "You have this idea of what will happen but every single birth is different."
After her visit, the hospital's deputy director of midwifery, Amy Stubb, said that the Princess admitted to the pressure she felt choosing a name for all three of her and Prince William's children. Stubb recalled, "She just really talked about her own children including how they chose their names. A lot of the new mums and dads are thinking about how to choose names for their babies, and they spoke with her about how Kate and William made their choice. She said they were their favorite names and that obviously the world was waiting for them to name their children — and that felt like quite a big pressure!"
Previously when Middleton visited Little Village, a family support hub in Brent, she admitted there that she couldn't stop referring to her youngest child as "my baby." The Duchess of Cambridge had said, "I keep thinking Louis is my baby, but he's a proper boy now." Middleton, like many other fabulous mums, doesn't shy away from coming across as a 'down-to-earth mum' even if she's a royal. A source had shared with Hello, how Middleton's approach was so 'normal.' Middleton would take her children to a local trampolining park in southwest London, where she blended in easily with other parents. The source observed, "Kate takes her kids to the trampoline park quite regularly and really blends in as any other mum. She went a couple of Saturdays ago with George and Louis and took her shoes off like everyone else, and was walking around the edge of the trampolines following her sons. It was a very down-to-earth mum moment, very sweet." Many a time, previously, Kate has been spotted taking her children for days out at the Natural History Museum, about which she said, "as a parent myself, I am experiencing the joy all over again with my own children, who adore coming here – and it is not just to see the T-Rex, mind you." They were also spotted cycling and walking in Hyde Park.
Middleton who recently moved to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor with her family had patron the children's mental health charity Place2Be and read a bedtime story to the nation's children in February for Children's Mental Health Week. Her love and care for children have continuously shined. As she moved her location, her children started Lambrook School near Ascot in September, which marked the first time Prince Louis attended school with his older siblings. Prince George and Princess Charlotte previously attended Thomas' Battersea, while Prince Louis was at his sister's former nursery, The Willcocks Nursery School.
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