There is an old saying, “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt,” and we’re guessing Maya Vorderstrasse may have experienced a brief sense of denial when she initially found out she was pregnant just two months after giving birth to her first child!
“When I found out, I took quite a few pregnancy tests because I was just in shock,” she recently told POPSUGAR. “I needed some time to process it. Soon, I realized that this baby had a purpose in life and needed to be born. I felt so honored and excited to nurture her and bring her into the world!”
Vorderstrasse shares the trials and tribulations of motherhood on her Instagram account, and she’s giving us serious #momgoals. She’s perfectly imperfect and that’s why we love her so much. Her honesty and ‘willingness to roll with it’ attitude makes us want to have coffee (or a glass of wine!) with her.
She uses a very Pinterest friendly letter board to write out funny, relatable posts. The “Mommy Brain” definition board featured above was accompanied by her most recent “Mommy Brain” moments, which happened to take place at Ikea.
“Yes. Our brains have melted. And we will never be the same again! TELL ME your WORST mommy brain story.
Mine? I left IKEA with A FULL YELLOW SHOPPING BAG WITHOUT PAYING. Realized it when it got in the way of opening my car door. Went back crying and asking for forgiveness. Side note: how they let me walk out of there is beside me!
I CANNOT wait to read yours!”
Her followers shared stories of forgotten wallets, keys, and even babies in the aisles of Walmart! There was also an incident with a wrong dog picked up from the groomer, but who hasn’t done that 😉
With two little princesses, one-year-old Zoey and little Hazel, born only 13 months apart, Vorderstrasse most definitely has every excuse in the world for her “Mommy Brain,” yet somehow she seems to take it all in stride and still finds time to post regularly. When it came to breastfeeding, she shared this post about how difficult it was when she had to stop nursing her eldest daughter when she was six-months-old due to her pregnancy.
I will tell you a little about my journey. I always dreamed I would breastfeed my child as long as I could. I’ve seen so many beautiful and amazing journeys through the bonding and comfortIng experience that it is. I breastfed my first daughter until she was 6 months old, and I loved all of it. It was our time together, so special…and no one could take that from me. I got pregnant when she was 2 months old and by the time she was almost 6 months old, my milk was gone, dried up, like, it disappeared. I felt my heart shatter, and the guilt consumed me. We had to start bottle feeding and I thought our bond would disappear and that she would think I was not providing for her, until it hit me: nothing had changed. It was still our time, she’d still grab my hair and smile at me with her eyes. She was so happy. Fed. Loved. Now I breastfeed my youngest, but the comfort of knowing that if life throws me a curved ball and I have to stop, or even if I decide to stop, she will be ok. Feeding them is beautiful. Providing for them, seeing them gain weight, grow and smile and be milk drunk makes my heart jump in happiness. So I don’t know about your journey, but I can tell you that whatever your choice or circumstance, don’t ever feel guilty or like you are inadequate. Ever. Just love them and do the best you can. You’re a rockstar. No. Matter. What. Whatever your feeding routine consists of, it is hard being a mother, so let’s show support for each other! To me, fed is best. . . Dress by @milkmademarket Braid by @madisonbraids
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Though at the time she had to stop nursing, she wrote that she was crushed, her heart shattered and guilt consumed her, she soon realized that she still was able to bond with her baby and felt joy that she was still able to provide for her as she watched her grow. Bottom line, she wrote, “Whatever your feeding routine consists of, it is hard being a mother, so let’s show support for each other!”
Amen to that!