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Gretchen Rossi Admits to Breaking Down with Anxiety Over Balancing Motherhood and Career
"I couldn’t stop crying," The Real Housewives of Orange County alum shared after taking a breastfeeding class.
Gretchen recently opened up about an emotional moment in her Instagram Story. "#30 weeks today! Thank you all for your super kind messages yesterday after I posted on my instastories that I was having a really tough time. I am trying to be a super responsible mommy and take all the classes I can, and learn as much as I can to take care of my little Bambino when she arrives, but the stresses of life just got the best of [me] yesterday and I couldn’t stop crying," Gretchen shared in a recent Instagram post.
"Then while in the 2 1/2 hour breastfeeding class I stared crying again because it just felt so overwhelming. Who knew there was so much to know about breastfeeding," she added.
She then admitted she's getting a little worried about juggling life as a new mom while still fulfilling all of her professional obligations. "In all honestly I am also getting so anxious about balancing being a new mommy (and trying to be a full time breastfeeding mommy) while still working and managing all the other projects we have going on. I’m afraid of having no sleep and still being able to be a high functioning entrepreneur," Gretchen revealed. "So any advice from any of who have had to balance work and motherhood I would [surely] appreciate it! Love you all for your constant encouragement and support throughout my journey! It means a lot to me."
Gretchen has long been an open book when it comes to sharing her pregnancy journey with fans, even while she was still trying to get pregnant with her first child by going through multiple rounds of IVF over the course of four years. The RHOC alum and her fiancé, Slade Smiley, finally announced the happy news in December that they are expecting their first child as a couple.