Another episode, another controversy for Little People, Big World star Audrey Roloff. After Audrey pissed fans off last week when she said feeding her baby formula was a "sin," she somehow was able to say more shocking things about motherhood. During this week's episode, Audrey opened up about feeling like she was "robbed" of idyllic first moments with her newborn daughter Ember, and she also complained about how little sleep she was getting now that she's a mom — and of course, fans let her have it on Twitter.
"Audrey has an idealized view of motherhood and anything that deviates from that is unique to her and is 'robbing' her. No. This IS [sic] motherhood," one angry fan tweeted, while another commented, "Audrey you weren't 'robbed' of anything. This is what parenting is. Life has a way of humbling you. I hope you are learning and growing from this. You are not a victim, you are simply a mother. More fortunate than most in fact."
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The farm holds such a special place in my heart. I remember the first time I saw Noah’s ark and all the animals approaching us two by two😜 Jeremy drove Blue Moon (the VW bus) up to the top of the grassy mound that looks out over Roloff Farms. We flung open the van door and the sheep and goats attempted to hitch hike🤣 I was brimming with wide-eyed amazement as I stepped into the ark and pet the llamas and donkeys. Walking the farm always brings back such sweet memories – our first kiss, falling in love by the campfire pit, all the mule rides around the perimeter talking about our goals and dream. It's even more special now as we walk around showing our baby girl all the beauty and wonder (see Instagram stories). We can’t wait to tell her all the stories of this magical place and what it’s meant to us someday. Since we spent some much needed playtime outside, I forgot to take Ember's 7 month old photos today🤷🏼♀️oops. Soooo 7 month update coming later this week;) #emberjean #beating50percent #rolofffarms
Sure, Audrey had a more difficult time adjusting to motherhood than her sister-in-law Tori Roloff — but every woman's body is different so it makes sense that everything from labor to breastfeeding would be different. Audrey was very open about the fact that she came down with mastitis — a common, painful infection of the breast tissue that new moms are susceptive to while they're nusing their children. That paired with Ember's tongue and lip ties made it even more difficult when it came time for feedings, which is why Audrey was up all night, feeding every hour. But viewers think Audrey should just stop complaining and enjoy motherhood.
"Four hours of sleep with a newborn is a lot of sleep!! What is wrong with Audrey?" one fan wrote, while another commented, "Shut up, Audrey! Who gives a s–t if you ONLY [sic] get [four] hours of sleep. You're young still. That's plenty! You have a child! THEY [sic] are more important! Not like you work or anything and need your sleep. GET OVER YOURSELF [sic]!" Ouch.