The two new moms, who welcomed Lyla Pratt (Katherine), and Matteo Chigvintsev (Nikki) earlier this year, chatted on Katherine‘s Instagram Live this week and focused in on just how tiring it is to be a mom and how they’re figuring when to take some time for themselves while raising another human.
“You definitely have moments where it’s harder some days than it is other days,” Katherine shared. “You have [days] of feeling bad with a partner or wanting to make everything good again. For me, it’s also like if you want to get so many things done, [you should] sleep when the baby sleeps. [But] I don’t know how you do that. How does anything get done that you want to get done during the day?”
She added, “It’s really hard and then you need to catch up on your sleep obviously.”
Nikki agreed, revealing she also hasn’t slept that much since welcoming Matteo, who she shares with fiance DWTS pro Artem Chigvintsev, in July.
“Aren’t you ever like, ‘How am I doing this?’” she joked.
Brie Bella also chimed in on her experience with her second child, Buddy.
“You get this FOMO of the old you — who you were before pregnancy, who you were before your child came into your life,” she said, but “you’re too embarrassed to say it out loud, ’cause then everyone’s gonna be like, ‘Oh, do you hate your baby?’ And you’re like, ‘No, I just [miss] my old life.’ ”
She goes on, “I think I was trying to keep up with my sister to not lose that part of me when I should’ve just let go and really enjoyed motherhood more with Birdie like I’m doing now with Buddy, instead of trying to just not let go of who I was before Bird came into my life.”
Nikki also touched on her own depression and anxiety struggles, saying that there are “days where I struggle…but I feel like I’m out of the dark hole. I was like on a cliff, about to be pushed over to go into a super place, but now I’m in a place that’s so much better.”
Meanwhile, Nikki admitted that as soon as Dancing With the Stars is over, she and Artem are going here…