Entrepreneur and Fashion Blogger Nadia Bartel is a mum to one year old Aston. Nadia openly blogs about her motherhood experience which she describes as ‘amazing’ and ‘absolutely life changing. We collaborated with her for our Mothers Day Campaign as well as her mother Cathy and sister Michelle. Get to know Nadia and her priceless advice for new mums…
What was that moment like when you first looked your son in the eye?
I loved him straight away. I was in such awe as soon as they laid him on me and I couldn’t believe that I had just pushed out this perfect little chubba bubba. It is a love that compares to nothing else.
So far, how has the experience of motherhood been for you?
It’s been amazing. It’s been absolutely life changing in so many ways. At times, it can be really difficult but then it’s the most rewarding thing that you can do.
What has surprised you about motherhood?
I guess how much you can really love someone. When you’re pregnant, you already think you love this baby to death… but then when they come out you really realise that everything anyone has ever told you about motherhood is even more true than you can imagine. You would do absolutely anything for them. Your life changes instantly.
What advice do you have for new Mums?
To take everyone’s opinions and advice on board but don’t take everything as gospel. Every baby is different so when you’ve got your baby, you can make the best decision for your baby.
What will you be doing this Mother’s Day?
We always get together with my Mum, my sister and my whole family. We go to Mum’s early, we used to treat her with something in bed but now it’s a bit difficult because we don’t all live at home. But I’m sure we will have a nice park day, Mum likes it to be very chilled on her day and is happy if we are all together.
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