Lala Kent can’t help but gush about life as a new mom, but that doesn’t mean that the Vanderpump Rules cast member can't feel a bit nostalgic, too. In a recent Instagram post marking three weeks since she welcomed her baby girl, Ocean Kent Emmett into the world, Lala opened up about her pregnancy and what a wonderful experience it was.
“I was told I would miss this, and I do,” Lala wrote in a caption alongside a photo of her baby bump. “People say ‘enjoy it all, because it goes by so fast.’ They are right. I wish I could freeze time.”
“The birth of my daughter, Ocean, was 3 weeks ago. Today was supposed to be her due date. I feel emotional about it, because it’s over, and it was the most incredible experience of my life,” Lala continued. “From walking into Cedars, to getting induced, to the 6 am cervix check and the nurse saying ‘we are there.’ It was the best. I realize my page has turned into ‘Mom’ content—I’ll get right back to being Lala one day… but right now my identity lies within Ocean. Like who am I and how did I exist before her?”
Lala also recently opened up about the pressure to breastfeed, and the judgement that surrounds the topic.
“I also think it is important to say this: so many people asked me if I was going to breastfeed," Lala wrote in an Instagram caption. "I thought this was a strange question because it’s not that simple. I know many women who struggled—whether the baby didn’t latch, milk wasn’t coming in, or it just wasn’t right for them. I was never married to the idea of breastfeeding because I didn’t want to feel disappointment or shame. That being said, I’m grateful my boobies are producing, but I know my baby is bonded to me regardless of what kind of nipple is in her mouth.”
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