Real Housewives Of Potomac star, Ashley Darby, 31, gave birth to her first child a son Dean Michael on the 7th July. And in housewives style, People has the first look.
Ashley tells the mag, “I’m overwhelmingly happy,” and jokes that exuberance has fueled her to get past the, “not sleeping and little aches and pains that come with motherhood.”
On Dean’s little changes:
“Seeing this little being that was inside my body just a few weeks ago is just mesmerizing for me. It’s so crazy how much he’s changed from when he was first born to even the second week. He looked like me and now he looks more like Michael. He’s a cutie!”
On Dean’s personality:
“He has a very calm demeanor. However, when he wants something, he’s very adamant about getting it. It’s not quite a cry there are no tears it’s just a wail. Like, ‘I need this now.’ So I know he needs something, whether it’s to be fed or to be changed. He makes it very clear. As long as he’s fed and changed and warm, he’s a very happy camper. From what I understand, babies aren’t very expressive in the beginning, but he does this little frown; he lifts his eyebrows and does a little frown when you’re talking to him, as if he’s trying to process what you’re saying. It’s just so cool to see.”
Husband Michael, 59, has been a rock for Ashley especially when she experienced “postpartum blues.” She has also been healing from mastitis, a common infection that mothers can get in their milk ducts that causes flu-like symptoms.
“It’s been a pretty miserable few days but Michael’s really helped me a lot. I’m very lucky in that sense. I didn’t have a father growing up so I never really understood how involved men are in children’s lives. Maybe it’s just my lack of experience with it. But he’s incredibly hands on. It’s been very eye-opening for me and very comforting.”
Ashley says, “I had the idea he would be because I wouldn’t have a child with him otherwise, but then there’s that confirmation of seeing it in the present moment,. It’s been an experience that brought us closer together. And watching the bond that they’re building together is just so incredible.”