Kelly Rowland’s little boy, Titan is so cute. She poses with him on the cover of the American magazine, Parents. She talks about her motherhood experience thus far.
The arrival of baby Titan:
Back in 2014, Rowland was elated to be expecting a baby with her husband and manager, Tim Witherspoon. When Titan was born that November at 7.5 pounds, “there was so much love in the room,” she says. Everything went according to her plan, with her doula and Witherspoon by her side. She even played a song she recorded called “Mommy’s Little Baby” and, she says, the world stood still for her. “I was speechless,” she remembers. “He took my breath away.”
Being a new mom:
“I was nervous that I didn’t have the patience to be a good mom, because before Titan I had zero. But now I am very patient. The Bible verse ‘love is patient’ is real!” she says. She’s also learned to let go. “I don’t make the little things into big issues like I once did,” she explains. “My OCD had to go out the window. My living room looks like a freaking day care!” Motherhood has also allowed the perfectionist to give herself a break when it comes to weight. Her advice to other new moms: “Write on your mirror in lipstick: ‘I had a baby. I’m a superhero.'”
Finding her way:
She had challenges to tackle—nursing being one of them. “I had my heart set on breastfeeding, but I wasn’t producing enough milk. I got down on myself, which I think was mentally limiting my supply,” says Rowland. She eventually supplemented with formula. And then there was the universal new-parent struggle for sleep. “Even when the baby was sleeping, Tim and I weren’t!” Rowland says. “That first week, Tim would poke at Titan to make sure he was breathing.” Also, “I was lax with a sleep schedule in the beginning,” she says. “But once I read about how babies thrive on a schedule, we implemented one.”