Little People’s Isabel Roloff admits she's 'lonely and isolated' as she deals with postpartum after welcoming son Mateo
LITTLE People, Big World star Isabel Roloff admitted she’s “lonely and isolated” as she deals with postpartum after welcoming son Mateo.
The 25-year-old welcomed her first child with husband Jacob Roloff earlier this month.
Isabel took to her Instagram Story on Thursday to re-share a text post, which asked: “What is the one thing you wish you knew about the postpartum period or new motherhood prior to giving birth?”
The Little People, Big World star shared her answer above the photo, writing: “That even though so many have walked through this before you, it can feel incredibly isolating and lonely.”
Then on Friday, Isabel continued to reveal her struggles while participating in a Q&A with fans on her Instagram Story.
When asked how she was doing, the new mother responded: "I'd be struggling right now if Jacob hadn't stepped up for us in so many ways."
She added: "Thank God for good husbands."
One week after giving birth, Isabel shared a black and white photo of her son’s tiny hand wrapped around her finger and announced his name.
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She revealed his name in the caption and wrote: “Mateo Tomás is here and he’s perfect. He came one week ago 12/4 at 12:40 am.”
After mentioning that Mateo's “birth story didn’t go as planned,” the TV personality added: “These past few weeks have shown me what true surrender and trust looks like.
“I have never been more hands-on my knees afraid and I have also never known a love so big."
She continued: “Seeing Jacob as a father is the most heartwarming thing I have ever witnessed.
“Being a mother is the most myself I have ever felt.”
Isabel concluded: “Through all of this, I am just affirmed now more than ever that our angels are always looking out for us.”
Jacob, 24, also took to social media and introduced his followers to their son.
The baby's name is in honor of Isabel's late brother Tomas Garreton.
The musician passed away on September 3, 2012, at the age 25 when he fell off a freight train.
PROUD OF HER BODY
Earlier this week, Isabel proudly showed off her postpartum body just about 11 days after she had welcomed Mateo.
While answering questions from fans, one person mentioned "struggling" with their "body image" since their "postpartum."
The fan asked: "How have you been dealing with this if you are?"
The Little People, Big World star said she was "holding space for" her follower in need of advice.
In the Instagram Story photo, Isabel rubbed her round belly as she lifted up her black blouse a bit.
The reality star said her belly was "soft" and "wrinkly." adding that she has "no desire to "bounce back'" to her former weight.
Isabel captioned the post: "My body will never be the same. It was my baby's first home.
"It shows that I did one of the hardest, most rewarding jobs. I'm proud of it."
She concluded: "I hope you can see your body the same way. It's an incredible thing."
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