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Now it's real: Edwina Bartholomew opens up on motherhood's "wild ride"

Now it's real: Edwina Bartholomew opens up on motherhood's "wild ride"

A month into motherhood and TV star Edwina Bartholomew says she has discovered her groove despite dealing with a few bumps along the way.

The Sunrise presenter has revealed her “wild ride” for the first four weeks of being a mum to daughter Molly Matilda in a heartwarming yet emotional post on Instagram.

“You are a delight, Molly Matilda,” wrote Bartholomew.

“Sure, the full throttle crying is not so delightful but thankfully that’s pretty rare. You just get hangry like your Dad.”

She continued: “The first 48 hours of motherhood were challenging in a way I wasn’t really prepared for. I was a total mess, actually. I burst into tears in the kitchen when our midwife arrived, I burst into tears when @neilwrites went to sleep and I couldn’t, and a few more times, just because.”

Bartholomew and husband Neil Varcoe welcomed the birth of their daughter Molly Matilda Christie Varcoe on Wednesday December 18, a week after she was initially due on December 11.

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One month old today. What a wild ride. Your Uncle took this photo and I think we both look pretty chuffed with ourselves. You are a delight, Molly Matilda. Sure, the full throttle crying is not so delightful but thankfully that’s pretty rare. You just get hangry like your Dad. The first 48 hours of motherhood were challenging in a way I wasn’t really prepared for. I was a total mess, actually. I burst into tears in the kitchen when our midwife arrived, I burst into tears when @neilwrites went to sleep and I couldn’t, and a few more times, just because. Over the past four weeks we have slowly found our groove. You sleep so well and smile so much (or is it wind?) No matter. I suppose both feel pretty good at this early stage. My goals have changed. Have a shower each day is now number one. Ticked that box. Wash my hair, occasionally. I accept I may never pee with the door closed again and it will be a while before I can eat a plate of food without cutting it up onto small pieces. None of my old clothes fit and, although spirits are high, my boobs are most certainly not. In short, it’s been pretty magical. At times I have looked at you with your Dad and felt like I would explode with love. It could still happen. Be warned. I’ll try not to embarrass you when it does. Don’t grow up too quickly. Your Mum xx

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She measured 53 cm and weighed 3.44kg on arrival.

“Over the past four weeks we have slowly found our groove,” wrote Bartholomew.

“You sleep so well and smile so much (or is it wind?) No matter. I suppose both feel pretty good at this early stage.”

She also spoke about how her daily goals have shifted ever since she became a mum.

“Have a shower each day is now number one,” she said.

“Ticked that box. Wash my hair, occasionally. I accept I may never pee with the door closed again and it will be a while because I can eat a plate of food without cutting it up into small pieces.

“None of my old clothes fit and, although spirits are high, my boobs are most certainly not. In short, it’s been pretty magical. At times I have looked at you with your Dad and felt like I would explode with love. It could still happen. Be warned. I’ll try not to embarrass you when it does. Don’t grow up too quickly.”