New mumOlivia Bowenhas been keeping fans in the loop with her motherhood journey with complete honesty.
The former Love Island star, 28,welcomed her first child with husband Alex Bowen, 30, who she met on the hit ITV2 dating show, in June.
While the family of three have settled into life together, Olivia has been sharing motherhood updates to Instagram and on Saturday shared a sweet post of Abel with fans.
In the picture Olivia and Abel are grinning for the cameras while posing in a field with the proud mum captioning the snap: “My little happy man.”
Alex was quick to comment the post, showing his emotional side by writing: “Cryin [crying emoji].”
While others pointed out the similarities between the pair: “How beautiful! He’s the double of you liv.”
Another said: “He’s your twin omg he’s actually perfect.” A third added: “His so bloody cute. I see abit of your brother in him to.”
Recently the reality staropened up to fans about her struggle with parenthoodas she admitted she felt like a “complete failure” while trying to get to grips with breastfeeding.
“I never thought I would breastfeed,” she told her 3 million followers.
“I think where I felt like I was not a maternal person whatsoever before Abel was born, I had serious doubts it would work for me & I also didn’t even feel comfortable with the thought of it!
“I would go as far as to say it freaked me out a bit.”
Most of Olivia’s fear stemmed from not knowing what to expect, as she even admitted that she had feared she would be “so rubbish as a Mum” she hadn’t even considered having kids before having Abel.
This all changed however, the minute she held her baby boy for the first time, a moment that Olivia herself admitted felt “natural.”
She told her followers: “Fast forward to when Abel was born & he first latched in the hospital it couldn’t of felt more natural. The bond & connection I feel with him when feeding I will be forever grateful for.”
Two months on from his birth, the doting mum found she was still loving every minute of it, as she told her followers: “ Now 2 months on & still breastfeeding & watching him grow on something my body produced specifically for him is just incredibly rewarding.
“I never expected to breastfeed, I didn’t put pressure on myself to do so either, but I’m so glad we’ve been able to.”
The journey wasn’t entirely smooth however, as Olivia also highlighted that as much as she enjoyed the experience, there were also some days where it just didn’t go to plan.
Sharing a frank account of her experience, Olivia said: “ It’s not always easy, those first few weeks the emotions are no joke.
“I had a couple of days where he wouldn’t latch properly & I felt like a complete failure, I felt like I was failing myself & failing him – even though I told myself before I wasn’t bothered about breastfeeding.”
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