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Zoe Hendrix On The Challenges Of Motherhood: ‘Some Days I Feel Like A Failure’

Married At First Sight star Zoe Hendrix has opened up in an emotional post on the challenges she faces after becoming mum for the first time.

The 27-year-old star, who welcomed her daughter Harper-Rose into the world 12 weeks ago with her partner Alex Garner, took to Instagram to share how motherhood has been more of a struggle than she first thought at times, and wonders whether she was truly ready for it.

‘The Most Challenging 12 Weeks Of My Life’

“SOME DAYS I feel like a complete and utter failure. Some days I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep for days on end,” Zoe’s heartfelt post read.

“Some days I feel guilty for not enjoying every moment of motherhood, remembering how much I wanted this little rainbow baby.

“Some days I day dream about what life was like before motherhood and I wonder whether I was truly ready.

“Some days I am intoxicated with love for this sweet child and I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than her milk drunk smile (even at 3am) Some days I trace the outlines of stretch marks on my body, in complete awe of what my body has done.”

SOME DAYS I feel like a complete and utter failure. Some days I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep for days on end. Some days I feel guilty for not enjoying every moment of motherhood, remembering how much I wanted this little rainbow baby. Some days I day dream about what life was like before motherhood and I wonder whether I was truly ready. Some days I am intoxicated with love for this sweet child and I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than her milk drunk smile (even at 3am) Some days I trace the outlines of stretch marks on my body, in complete awe of what my body has done. Some days I google ways to remove those stretch marks. Some days I can’t believe how incredibly fortunate I am (a healthy baby and a loving husband) I know il look back at these precious days with this precious girl and wish I was back in the cot with her in my arms like I am tonight. The happiest & most challenging 12 weeks of my life ?? that my friends is my truth. #happy12weeksbabygirl #harperrose?❤️ @alex_garner_

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Zoe added: “Some days I google ways to remove those stretch marks. Some days I can’t believe how incredibly fortunate I am (a healthy baby and a loving husband) I know il look back at these precious days with this precious girl and wish I was back in the cot with her in my arms like I am tonight.

“The happiest & most challenging 12 weeks of my life (sic).”

It’s not the first time Zoe has spoken candidly about the anxieties she faces being a mum.

Two dogs and a baby

Last month, the star shared her worries over her pet dogs being around her baby.

The reality star and her partner Alex have two bulldogs called Maddie and Winnie, and the new mum revealed that each pooch has behaved differently towards having a baby in the house.

“Our dogs have always been important members of our family and we are so relieved that Maddie is so gentle and can be around our baby,” Zoe wrote.

“[Winnie] is just unpredictable and gets jumpy and gets too aggressive around her. It’s not ideal but it’s not a risk we can take. Hoping he may get better in time.”

Having a baby can be a huge lifestyle change, so it’s great to see Zoe is keeping it real and sharing her experiences with her followers.

If you’re having a tough day, we advise you see your GP right away. Meanwhile, here are some all important next steps for you to take.

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