Model Nicole Williams English and her former NFL player husband Larry English welcomed their first child together on Friday, January 13 in Los Angeles.
The two told PEOPLE that their daughter, India Moon English, weighed 6 lbs., 11oz. and measured 19 inches long at birth.
“Our sweet baby girl is here and we are over the moon in love!!!” she told the magazine. “We went in for our routine fetal monitoring appointment, and it turned out that I was developing preeclampsia. My doctor said, ‘we are having this baby like, TODAY.'”
“We drove directly to the hospital, and within a few hours, our baby girl was in our arms. It was the scariest moment but as soon as we both heard her cry it was the happiest moment of our lives,” she continued. “Larry and I can’t stop staring at her!”
“I’m just taking my time now to heal and recover and enjoy being her mom. We are so grateful we were blessed with a healthy baby girl. That’s all we ever wanted,” she continued, adding, “India Moon is surrounded by so much unconditional love. I’m so excited about this next chapter.”
Nicole Williams English Opens Up About The Struggles Of Being A First Time Mom
In her latest Instagram post, the Canadian model shared a photo that featured her sitting on the couch with her newborn daughter in her arms. In the caption, she talked about some of the challenges that she was facing as a new mom.
“I hardly ever take a picture in real time, the majority of my content is more thought out and planned so I wanted to give a real time update.. from my couch…in my mismatched sweats…hoping she sleeps long enough while I type this caption with my one free hand,” she began.
“I have a full head of grey roots, I’m in desperate need of a manicure and you do not even wanna see these toes! I haven’t even been doing my skin care routine lately so my skin is thiiiirrrrsty!” she explained. “My shoulder smells like vomit, my right arm is completely numb from holding her because she wants to be held all day in the same position and my nipples are sore so I’m giving them a lunch break.”
“All of this… and I’m at the highest and happiest stage of my life,” she revealed. “Some days though I wonder if I’m doing anything right. I’ve often asked Larry if I’m bad at this and he always reassures me that I’m doing amazing and I’m a great mom. I know I am, but I second guess myself when she’s unhappy and fussy.”
Nicole Says That She Is At The ‘Happiest Stage’ Of Her Life After Welcoming First Child
“Is she bored all day? Should I read to her or play with her more? When she’s is in a crying RAGE I feel like I never know what she wants or how to soothe her,” she admitted. “To be honest I’ve cried with her at times. I try ALL the things until something work. I’m still getting to know her little facial expressions and what her different sounds and cries mean.”
“When she’s sleeping at night I should be getting my rest but I stay up watching her and making sure that she’s ok/breathing using my phone light to shine over her with every peep I hear,” she continued. “I always knew that I wanted to be a mom, it’s just in my nature to want to care for others and share all of this intense love in my heart BUT its true what they say… you can never prepare yourself to be a mom. I’m literally winging it everyday.”
“Although my life has completely changed, I look dusty most days and barely have time for myself or for work anymore it’s ALL worth it!!” she concluded. “I mean, does it get any better then being forced to sit on the couch watching Love Island UK all day (Go Will and Jessie!!) with my baby laying in my arms?? What is life!!??”
Nicole capped off her post, writing, “Shout out to all the new moms out there who have zero idea what they are doing!! GO MOMS!!!!” and wrapped up with the hashtags #newmom, #momlife, and #momsofinstagram as fans and famous friends piled on the post with love and support for her candid admission.