Married at First Sight’s Melissa Rawson reveals having newborn twins at home is ‘so hard’ as she shares her biggest struggles as a new mum
Melissa Rawson welcomed her twin boys Levi and Tate with her fiancé Bryce Ruthven in October.
But the former Married at First Sight bride revealed one of the biggest struggles she’s faced since becoming a new mother in an Instagram Q&A on Thursday is sleep deprivation.
‘I have to say honestly, motherhood is just amazing and I love my twins more than anything. I have a new love for Bryce, it’s just so amazing. But…’ the 32-year-old began after being asked by a follower how she was coping with motherhood.
The hardest challenge: Married at First Sight’s Melissa Rawson has revealed one of the biggest struggles she’s faced as a new mum. Pictured with fiancé Bryce Ruthven and their babies
‘I know that having newborns, even one baby, you will not get any sleep, especially in that newborn phase. But this is a whole new level for me.’
Rawson said she gets roughly on average ‘an hour and a half to two hours’ of sleep per night, which makes her wake up in the morning and feel ‘so awful’.
‘Even with Bryce helping me, I just get that mum hearing where every noise that they make I’m awake and I just can’t get back to sleep.’
Candid: The former Married at First Sight bride spoke about her battle with sleep deprivation, saying, ‘I know that having newborns, even one baby, you will not get any sleep, especially in that newborn phase. But this is a whole new level for me’
‘I know this won’t last forever, I know this is just temporary with them being newborns and this phase will end soon, but it’s so hard,’ the reality TV star added.
Mel’s confession of her struggles comes as she recently revealed that she’s also been targeted by ‘mum shamers’ who criticised her for being at a celebrity boxing match with Bryce in Melbourne last month.
Melissa and Bryce attended the event two weeks after bringing their prematurely-born twin sons home from the hospital – something that sparked backlash among online trolls.
Additionally, the couple also got into a scuffle at the event with fellow MAFS star Sam Carraro,
Attacked: Married At First Sight’s Melissa says she’s been left feeling ‘hurt and humiliated’ after online trolls ‘mum shamed’ her for attending a now-infamous celebrity boxing match so soon after bringing her premature twins home from hospital
Speaking on her What Happens After… podcast, Melissa said: ‘Wow, I’ve never ever felt so attacked, hurt and humiliated by other people on social media.
‘You know, how I should be raising my children or what I should be doing or, you know, where I can go … I thought everything after MAFS was bad. This is worse.’
‘I copped hate during MAFS, but this is a different level of hate,’ she continued
Hurt: Appearing on her What Happens After… podcast, Melissa admitted that internet trolls have left her feeling ‘hurt and humiliated’ after people incorrectly assumed that they ‘just lifted the boys out of NICU then went out’. Pictured: Melissa with her fiancée Bryce Ruthven at the event on December 17
‘Wow… You’re definitely entitled to your opinion, but don’t sprout your own personal opinions and beliefs onto my page because I have no issues with blocking you.’
Melissa said she and Bryce are doing their best as parents, and that she’s thankful to have such a supportive network around them.
‘I’m so sensitive to what other people say… people that are nasty and so opinionated and hurtful, you don’t know the harm that you’re doing.’
Brutal: Melissa said: ‘Wow, I’ve never ever felt so attacked, hurt and humiliated by other people on social media’. Pictured at home with their newborn twins Levi and Tate