Raising a baby is hard but raising twins? That’s quite literally double the work, especially for a first-time mom. Actress and former reality star Jamie Jilynn Chung recently posted a video about how raising her 5-month-old twins was going.
Chung started her time on tv as far back as 2004 on the MTV reality series “The Real World: San Diego” and the spin-off show “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II. After years of dating, the 38-year-old got married to her husband Bryan Greenberg in an elaborate three-day wedding. They had their children through surrogacy last year.
Chung’s shared Instagram video revealed her husband battling with sleep while feeding one of their twin babies. This comes after the actress mentioned the perils of postpartum depression and how “tough” raising twin newborns are.
Jamie Chung Shared A Video On Her Motherhood Journey
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Chung recently posted a video on Instagram giving an honest peek into her journey with motherhood. Late last year, the 38-year-old welcomed twin sons with her husband, Bryan Greenberg. She wrote over the video, “This is what it’s really like raising twin 5-month-old babies.”
The video posted on Tuesday showed Chung staring at the camera with her head in her hand before flipping the camera. The scene in front of her was her husband, Greenburg, trying to keep awake while feeding one of their babies.
The actor’s head was resting on a pillow while trying to feed the infant in a baby rocker. The other twin was spread out on a Playmat.
Chung Froze Her Eggs
Chung’s Instagram post was captioned, “…Had a good morning cry, ran away for a 45 min Workout and now I can laugh about it. If you emailed me and haven’t heard a reply, I thank in advance you [sic] for your patience.”
Her husband also posted a picture of himself on his page. He joked, “They say the key to success is maximizing time management.” The couple welcomed their children late last year through surrogacy after tying the knot in 2019.
Chung opened up about freezing her eggs to her followers in 2019. She revealed that the decision was under a lot of deliberation, but she only decided to get started on the process because she wanted more time before raising a child with her husband.”
Chung Said Having Newborn Twins Were ‘Tough’
In December last year, the actress was on Ashley Graham’s Facebook Live with Lance Bass. She talked about her experience parenting her newly born twins. Chung revealed that the whole process of taking care of two newborn children at the same time was “freaking tough.”
The reality star revealed it really “tests your patience” and that from her experience, it came with a lot of sleep deprivation and crankiness. “I think one of the best [pieces of] advice that I got is… just [to] give each other a hall pass,” Chung said.
She continued, “We get it. You’re tired, you’re cranky, I have spurts where I need to stop and take a deep breath and need to apologize.” The actress also revealed that time she was “so resentful” and had to struggle with anxiety.
Chung Talked About Handling Postpartum Depression
In a previous interview with People, the reality star talked about how “scary” it was handling postpartum depression was. She talked about the importance of therapy to her at that time and her preparation for the lifestyle change.
She said, “Therapy really helped me prep mentally for this lifestyle change and to not be afraid to talk about certain issues because it’s not the first thing you’re want to say even you have kids.” The 38-year-old added that while starting off with something “negative or challenging” wasn’t the best move, the issues surrounding postpartum depression were as real as ever.
Chung added, “I felt quite guilty feeling certain things that I felt. And just knowing that it’s normal and it’s just because you’re overwhelmed, and you’re full of anxiety, and it’s a scary transition for some people.”
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