Heather Rae El Moussa on Stepmom Struggles While Raising Newborn

Her new regular! Heather Rae El Moussa (née Younger) loves being mother to son Tristan — however being a stepmom to husband Tarek El Moussa’s two youngsters whereas elevating a new child isn’t straightforward. 

“A number of my time has been with the infant,” Heather, 35, informed E! Information in an interview printed on Monday, February 27. “Tarek has actually stepped up within the daddy function and places them to mattress each evening, takes them on little journeys and issues as a result of it’s onerous for me to depart proper now. Brayden positively stated he’s lacking me. However I do know that point will cross. The new child section is all the time the toughest.”

The Promoting Sundown star and the Flip or Flop alum, 41, who tied the knot in October 2021, welcomed their first youngster collectively earlier this month. Whereas the start of their infant marks Heather’s first time being a organic mother or father, she is a proud stepmom to Tarek’s two sons, Taylor, 12, and Brayden, 7, who the California native shares with ex Christina Corridor (née Haack).

Tarek isn’t the one one serving to the brand new mother out. Heather has relied on each her and the HGTV star’s dad and mom for assist since Tristan’s arrival. 

“We’ve a number of assist from household,” she famous to E! on Monday. “Our mothers have been unbelievable. I’ve by no means appreciated my mother and mother-in-law as a lot as I do now. It’s simply very comforting to have them round.”

Whereas the couple is happy about increasing their brood, that doesn’t imply they’re able to have one other youngster any time quickly. “Proper now, it’s a no for me,” Heather stated when requested if she deliberate on including to the household, noting that she’ll see how issues go together with child No. 1. 

“I’m on maternity depart, however soon-ish I will likely be going again and specializing in work,” she shared. “I’ve to see how I can stability the whole lot. Having Taylor and Brayden, a husband, a canine, profession and new child. I’m going to see how we will stability it earlier than we resolve.”

Earlier this month, Heather mirrored on her first days as a mother completely to Us Weekly. 

“I’ve been studying in regards to the physique and about infants and what our physique does to assist your child survive,” she defined. “Like, he’ll discover my breast and he’ll crawl at my abdomen to search out it to go feed. And I leak when he’s on me as a result of my physique is aware of he’s on me. So, it’s simply all this stuff that your physique can do this I by no means bought to expertise earlier than. I’ve this complete appreciation of the feminine physique.”

She added that whereas the bond together with her stepkids has turn into sturdy since her romance with Tarek started, welcoming a child of her personal was an expertise like no different. “Having my very own and carrying him after which going by the labor  … it’s simply such a gorgeous factor that the feminine physique can do,” she defined.