On social media, Chrissy Teigen comes off cooly confident with a no f*cks attitude (though she's previously told POPSUGAR, "I give so many f*cks!"); but when it came to welcoming a second baby, she felt just as vulnerable as any mom would. That said, Chrissy — who is mom to 2-year-old Luna and 3-month-old Miles — shared that there are actually a lot of things she wishes people didn't tell her pre-baby number two, even though they were just trying to help.
"I sometimes feel like people try to be really helpful and they give you too much information, and you really forget that everyone is so different," Chrissy told POPSUGAR. "There were a lot of things I heard that were going to happen, and when they didn't happen it was kind of a let down. Whether it was losing the baby weight from breastfeeding or someone saying, 'Oh, she's going to get much, much better at this' . . . it's not all necessarily true. I definitely did not need the advice that people thought would work for everybody."
However, Chrissy is all for moms and dads sharing personal experiences for the sake of being in the trenches of parenting together. Chrissy is working with Pampers Pure on its new campaign, #PureGoals, which is all about telling both relatable and unique stories (like projectile puking at your daughter's nursery school orientation). "We want moms to be able to share their stories . . . the happy moments, the sad moments, all of the moments, because everyone's experience is different. But also, we want everyone to be like, 'Oh my god, I've had that moment, too.'"
Because of her mom friends' willingness to share their own stories — despite all of the general and sometimes unsolicited advice she was given when preparing for Miles — Chrissy did get one golden nugget of advice that keeps her sane as a mama of two; and this tip definitely applies to every parent.
"The best piece of advice I was given — and I'm really glad people told me this — is to remember that just when things are great, they're going to get worse. And just when you think they couldn't get worse, they're going to get incredible — it's going to get amazing. And it's just going to be that wave until, I would say 18, but for the rest of your life, honestly. I'm glad people told me that things were always going to change."