It's been more than two weeks since Audrey Roloff gave birth to her daughter, Ember Jean, with husband Jeremy Roloff, but now the Little People, Big World star is opening up about her struggles post-pregnancy. The first-time mama took to Instagram to write a lengthy post about the "pain and suffering" she has felt since welcoming their baby girl into the world. Watch the video below for more.
Earlier this month, the reality star revealed on social media that she's been suffering from mastitis — inflammation of the breast that is caused by an infection after bacteria enters the breast through the nipple via a cracked or sore nipple, according to WebMD. The symptoms are flu-like, which can drain a new mom — especially Audrey, who had previously complained about only getting about seven hours of sleep since Ember was born. The only way that she can recover from mastitis is by getting rest, drinking plenty of liquids, and continuing to breastfeed through the infected breast — which is totally safe for her baby girl.
Over the weekend, proud grandpa Matt Roloff shared a photo of himself standing next to an adorable wooden cut-out of a stork, holding a pink ribbon in its beak, with the name "Ember" hand-painted on it — and it seemed like he made the sign all by himself. "Sneaking out in the middle of the night to make sure Ember Jean had her own personal Welcome home sign.... grandpa Roloff style," he wrote in the caption. So sweet! Previously, he claimed his new granddaughter was the "most perfect package life can deliver" and added that "this little baby is a big time star... just wait and see." We'll be waiting!
Thankfully, Auj isn't going through this alone. Not only does she have the help of her in-laws, but her doting husband is also by her side. Together, they're adjusting to their new role as parents and Jer recently explained why the usually active social media users have been noticeably absent. "For now we're resting at home soaking In the present — honored that we've been entrusted with this little life," he wrote.