After eight months of maternity leave, beloved TV host and former marie claire cover star Carrie Bickmore has returned to The Project. The mother-of-three, who welcomed a daughter Adelaide in December 2018, was open about the pains of returning to work ahead of the show and while speaking to her co-hosts last night said that despite people saying going from two children to three is easy, in reality, it "has been so incredibly hard."
“It has been great having a third kid,” she said, but it has been "incredibly hard." Revealing that night her newborn Adelaide had "bad reflux" and that "we couldn’t put her down at all and couldn’t figure out why she couldn’t settle," she joked that in comparison, "work is easy."
Ahead of her return to The Project, Carrie said she was having “huge mixed emotions” about going back to full-time work.
“I’m looking forward to getting a coffee and being able to drink it before it gets cold, and for the silence of a 20-minute ride into work,” she told The Sun-Herald, but admitted that she would "have a little pain in my tummy but that’s the reality of working when you’re a parent.”
As well as Adelaide, Carrie shares three-year-old daughter Evie with her partner Chris Walker, while she also has an 11-year-old son Oliver, who she had with her husband Greg Lange, who died from brain cancer in 2010.
On having a work-life balance, she previously told marie claire, “The older I’m getting, the more I’m realising that my goal is far less work-oriented and more about a calm, chilled-out life. My Instagram’s not going to look very fun this weekend, but God, my soul feels happier.”
Back in January, Carrie shared an emotional post to Instagram detailing some of the ups and downs of new motherhood. Her 'downs' included, "Googling 'what is reflux at 3am', surviving on four hours broken sleep, being diagnosed with mastitis, and eating meals with one hand."