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Media Mummy - Kamila McDonald

Published:Monday | December 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Kamila McDonald
Kamila McDonald

Child's Birth Month: February

How did you feel when you found out that you were pregnant?

Elated. It's funny, but our pregnancy was actually planned. I was in the middle of grad school ,but we decided and then we changed our minds because the moment when we decided I would have been in the middle of my second year and that wouldn't be conducive to studying. So we waited until I was closer to coming back home. We were waiting on the right time, but then who knows when is the right time.

How much weight did you gain?


What is your workout regime like?

I get in four times per week but I'm trying for five. Those four days are super intense. I practise what's called high intensity interval training just for one hour and that is sufficient for four times per week. As a new mom, I don't have time for three hours in the gym.

What is the greatest joy of motherhood?

The way my baby looks at me, after a long day, the excitement that I get from her and the unconditional love that I have towards her that I didn't even know existed.

What is the greatest challenge so far?

The challenge of trying to tone down my fast-paced life to try and fit in quality time (with my family). I'm still driven and want to accomplish a lot, so I have to balance time for my baby.

What is the best advice that you have been given and what is the best advice you would give to another new mother?

The best advice I have been given is to listen to my instincts. People have so many opinions they want to share, but there's nothing like a mother's instinct, and I find that things go wrong when I don't trust that feeling. The best advice to someone: just don't lose yourselves. As a new mom, we all need to find our balance because too many young ladies lose themselves in the process of motherhood.

Are you thinking about baby number 2? If so, when?

Hell yes! But not anytime soon.

Who does baby take after the most?

The both of us I think. She's picky with her food like her daddy, though.

How has the response from fans been?

So supportive. It's wonderful. I was apprehensive at first about releasing pictures and everything but it's kind of nice having them grow up with her.

What is the one question that you get asked the most ?

How did you lose the weight so fast?

How has motherhood changed you?

Now I prioritise family; even though what I want to do is important, I always ensure that I have time for my family.