Ok I know, I know. Someone or everyone is going to come at me with “she knew what she was getting into” or “she has tons of help and most of us have zero.” I get all of that, I really do. It’s true I have no nanny and I not only dress myself, I dress every single one of my kids in the clean clothes that I washed, folded and put away.
I’m not really one of these obsessed with the royals people. I did thoroughly enjoy The Crown on Netflix. I really only pay attention when there’s a major life event happening for them. I do somewhat feel a connection to Kate and William because we’ve hit a lot of the same milestones around the same times. The couple got married just a few weeks after my husband and I did. I gave birth to our third baby late last year and my first two children were born near the same times at Kate’s first two.
How many of us have put on pantyhose and heels hours after giving birth and stood in front of the world with a smile on our faces and waved?
I doubt anyone who is reading this has ever done that. I feel bad that Kate feels like she has to do this or that she actually has to do this. Every mother deserves some quiet rest after she gives birth. No mother should have to parade out like a show animal that quickly after expelling a human from her body. Every time I look at one of her leaving the hospital pictures, I think to myself “that poor woman is standing there in a dress while uncontrollably bleeding onto a pad that likely runs from her navel to the small of her back.”
In the days and hours after I gave birth, I felt gross, I was beyond exhausted, I couldn’t fathom any type of restrictive clothing, and everything hurt. I’m sure most moms felt that way, Kate included. So undoubtedly Kate had an entire glam squad getting her ready before the made her big debut with babe number 3, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s her standing there with an hours old baby in her arms while in a dress and heels with a smile on her face and the world looking on.
Here is a picture of me hours after I had given birth to my third baby. I am in sweatpants, a tube top and cardigan so I can easily nurse the baby as needed. I’m sitting on a massive basically pee pad, if you’ve ever given birth you know why. I am so swollen looking and there is no way I could stand up to put on a dress and heels even if I wanted to because I’m still a good 12 hours away from fully regaining the full feeling in my legs.