Kate Middleton talked openly about parenthood this week, which can only mean one thing:
HOLY COW, THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE IS TOTALLY PREGNANT WITH HER THIRD CHILD AND WE KNEW IT THIS ENTIRE TIME AND THIS IS SO EXCITING OMG WE WONDER WHAT SHE AND WILLIAM WILL NAME HIM OR HER!!!!
Middleton is not pregnant, despite ongoing rumors to the contrary?
The Duchess simply gave a speech at an event for Best Beginnings, which is a United Kingdom-based organization that centers on child healthcare?
And Middleton focused on the need to to raise awareness about maternal mental health challenges?
Oh. Okay then.
That's actually pretty cool and inspiring and makes us like Middleton even more than before (if that's possible), but it's less exciting than her and Prince William announcing another child is on the way.m
“Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge,” Middleton told a rapt audience, adding:
“Even for me, who has support at home that most mothers do not. Nothing can really prepare you for the sheer, overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother.
"It’s full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together.”
Coming from someone else, that may sound like a braggadocious statement.
Even I have difficulty with motherhood, people!
But she qualifies it pretty well.
She's open and honest about having a lot of help with little George and Charlotte, but still admits that it's never a breeze.
She may be a lot more like you and your friends than you previously realized.
The Duchess went on to discuss how many mothers out there are scared to ask for help due to pressure to be perfect at all times.
"It is right to talk about motherhood as a wonderful thing," she said. "But we also need to talk about its stresses and strains. It’s okay not to find it easy, and asking for help should not be seen as a sign of weakness.”
It takes a village. It really does.
Overall, Middleton's speech was part of a larger initiative from the Royal Family to de-stigmatize mental health.
Along with Prince William and Prince Harry, Kate founded Heads Together, a charity which aims to solve social challenges by bringing awareness to mental illness.
It's something the public should focus on more, as opposed to alleged feuds between her and William.
And definitely opposed to the state of Middleton's weight at the moment.
“If any of us caught a fever during pregnancy, we would seek advice and support from a doctor. Getting help with our mental health is no different," Middleton said in her speech. "
"Our children need us to look after ourselves and get the support we need.”
Back in 2016, William sat down for a candid interview with Talk Vietnam and said fatherhood could also be a challenge.
“As the other parents in the room will testify, there’s wonderful highs and there’s wonderful lows," he said, adding:
"It’s been quite a change for me, personally.
"I've struggled at times, the alteration from being a single, independent man to going into marriage and then having children is life-changing."
The struggle is real, guys. For everyone.