We asked Lainy Hedaya some questions on how her motherhood journey has been during the COVID pandemic and what her struggles have been..
What has it been like raising an infant during COVID, the good, the bad, the ugly?
I think the hardest thing was being in a house all day and not being able to take him out or see people. I looked forward to taking him to the supermarket, and to just run around and do errands… and he can’t really do that because he can’t wear a mask yet. The best thing was we really didn’t miss a moment of him growing. We’ve been together every day. He went from infant to walking and talking through Covid.
What is one piece of advice would you tell your pregnant self?
Ask for help! Motherhood takes a village. There is nothing wrong with needing a hand.
What has the biggest challenge been during this motherhood journey?
Time management. I run my own business, and unless I have someone to help with Louis, it’s nearly impossible. I think a lot of people don’t know how demanding parenting is. Until your kid is sleeping through the night, you only have from 7pm-whenever you sleep for yourself. This is why we should really be taking care of the moms after they have a baby as well. Motherhood is really, truly, the hardest job in the world.
How did you get through that struggle? What support or resources were most critical?
I usually have a nanny, otherwise I work around Martin’s work schedule.
What do you love most about being a mother?
You will NEVER feel a love like this ever in your life. Your kid is literally your heart beating outside of you. It’s wild. You won’t ever understand the feeling until you have one.