IN SNAPS| Five times Lexi Van got real about pregnancy and motherhood

15 May 2019 - 09:06 By Cebelihle Bhengu
Lexi Van and Mandla Hlatshwayo became parents to son Thingo a month ago.
Lexi Van and Mandla Hlatshwayo became parents to son Thingo a month ago.
Image: Lexi Van via Instagram

Reality TV star Lexi Van is not one to shy away from the not-so-glamorous side of motherhood, instead telling it like it is and is winning the hearts of many of her followers for keeping it real about pregnancy and the challenges she has faced after her son's birth.

While other women try to quickly snap back to their pre-baby bodies, Lexi often says that she isn't one of those and encourages women not to be hard on themselves when their bodies go through changes.

From being called ugly to sleepless nights... Here are five times Lexi got real about pregnancy and motherhood. 

Physical changes

Changes in priorities

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Picture on the right, was yesterday. (With leaking boobs and still in pain, 19 days Postpartum) How life has changed?! THEN: sexy, fiesty, crazy, outgoing... no worry or care in the world. I used just grab my cellphone and car keys and out i go... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOW: "Babe, do you have his bag?" "Are there enough diapers, wipes and extra clothes" "sanitizers, extra blankets..." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I still can't believe i get to call myself a mom. I'm in the early stages and to be honest, I couldn't be bothered about my looks right now. I'm a mess, i smell like a diary room, my hair's crazy, my skin is horrible, i can't lotion my legs, some days i forget to apply deodorant, i eat whilst breastfeeding, i dream about having that first cocktail again, i miss cuddling with my love, the list is endless... BUT now, my days are for the little man. I'm super good at multitasking, but now i forget to do most things too. New moms, trust me you'll mess up most days and feel like you aren't getting it right, but it gets better. Dont beat yourself up, take your time, cry and then get going again. Trust me. Shout out to all the moms who makes motherhood look glamorous but a bigger shout out to all the moms who are just keeping it real and messy πŸ˜‰πŸ’–

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Breast milk pumping

Being called ugly during pregnancy 

Sleepless nights