Christina Anstead from 'Flip or Flop' Talks about Eldest Son Brayden Adjusting to Baby Brother Hudson in New Post

Christina Anstead is opening up about her son Brayden’s struggle with baby Hudson taking all of mommy’s attention. 

Having a new child can be both an advantage and a disadvantage to your other kids.

Christina Anstead visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Christina Anstead visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images

In some cases, the older sibling is thrilled about having someone to play with. Other times the child feels resentful about divided attention from the mother.

Unfortunately, the latter seems to be the case for Christina Anstead’s son Brayden. 

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead attend Discovery's "Serengeti" premiere at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead attend Discovery's "Serengeti" premiere at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images

Anstead, who is always candid about her motherhood journey, took to Instagram yesterday to talk about her son’s attitude to baby Hudson.

Sharing a boomerang video of Bray looking at Hudson who was resting in his father’s hands, Christina wrote:

“Baby Hudson has probably been the biggest adjustment for Bray (well maybe not- but he’s the only one who actually says so lol).”

 

She continued explaining that things get a bit tough when Brayden wants his “alone time” and he can’t have it. 

Despite the challenges, the “Christina on the Coast” Star is hopeful that Brayden and Hudson will get along soon. She wrote:

“I’m sure he’ll be loving it when they can play together and cause all that brotherly mayhem!! Plus Bray you will always have the best lashes in the family.”

 

A fan encouraged the mother-of-three writing:

“Bray does have AH-mazing lashes! They are going to be the best of buddies-they are both so blessed to have each other even if either knows it just yet.”

A fan's comment on Christiana Anstead's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/christinaanstead

A fan's comment on Christiana Anstead's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/christinaanstead

Another user shared the same sentiment writing:

“Hudson is always gonna look up to Bray, and he will always be his hero.”

A fan's comment on Christiana Anstead's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/christinaanstead

A fan's comment on Christiana Anstead's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/christinaanstead

This comes after Ant shared a clip of the family, which includes his children Amelie and Archie, measuring their heights. 

In the hilarious caption, Ant revealed that Archie and Bray had shown the most increase while Christina seemed to have shrunk. Unfortunately, Hudson could not be a part of the fun as he was too young.

 

While Christina’s motherhood moments with Hudson seem picture-perfect, PEOPLE recounts that in mid-October, the reality star took to Instagram to talk about her parenting woes. 

Alongside a selfie of her and a sleeping baby Hudson, Christina explained that she was “looking like a hot mess” while doing her morning drop off for daughter Taylor when the 9-year-old asked her if the paparazzi still chased her.

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I was dropping Tay off at school this morning with a screaming Hudson in the car (and I looked like a hot mess which is the norm the past 6 weeks) when she said something that really hit home. She said mom, do paparazzi still follow you around. And I said no not lately. Why? She said well what if they got a photo of you looking like THAT 🙄😂 I’m like I wouldn’t care, that’s the least of my worries ... this is how I look and I’m still out and about, this is how new moms look. And she sort of pondered that and said she wants three kids and I have to live with her so I can watch them. Well glad these past 6 weeks haven’t scared her off from babies lol. Newborn life is hard. It’s not all instagram filters of perfection that people put out there. F that. That’s so misleading for new moms. I haven’t been online or posting much because my hands are full - literally. Huds is definitely a tough baby. He will sometimes cry for hours straight. We have had trouble with sucking (checked for tongue tie / lip tie) those were fine. Cut out dairy, tried colic calm, he doesn’t spit up so prob not reflex. What works is him tightly double swaddled in a dark cool room with very loud white noise.... Hudson’s choice of spending his time is very unrealistic when we have a crazy 4 year old running around who definitely needs attention as well as a 9 year old girl who one-on-one time is her love language. I say this with mad props to all stay at home moms / moms with more than 2 kids . Being outnumbered is no joke. I go back to work in 2 weeks so it’s about to get even more crazy around here. I’m lucky because one of my best friends, Shannon @pinkdustcosmetics , is a new mom too and she does my hair and makeup at home before work and we get to have a one hour therapy/vent session, and I know this is a luxury. So when you see me looking decent on tv know that I probably had a freaking crazy morning and it is what it is. I’m lucky because I do love my job and I’m excited to start some new episodes of #christinaonthecoast Sorry for the long post- Wish us all luck. It takes a village lol.

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Struck by the question, Christina answered no before her daughter proceeded to let her know that it wouldn’t be nice if the got a photo of her looking so rough.

Speaking candidly to her followers, the “Flip or Flop” star wrote:

“Newborn life is hard. It’s not all Instagram filters of perfection that people put out there. [expletive] that. That’s so misleading for new moms. I haven’t been online or posting much because my hands are full - literally. Huds is definitely a tough baby. He will sometimes cry for hours straight.”

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Even though I know this is not my “first rodeo” our newest addition literally rocked our world. I guess I was naive in thinking 'well we are older and wiser and we’ve done this before so this is going to be pretty easy'. Umm, not quite lol. We are a blended family where our kids range from 6 weeks to 16 years. Each of our children come with their own set of wonderful traits and quirks. Hudson is completely unique. What worked for our other kids doesn’t necessarily work for Hudson. He’s also been battling some tummy issues so we’ve had to make adjustments, be a team and ask for advice, while also scouring the internet for any solutions. I want to share an app that I discovered which is all about women supporting women - it's called @peanut. @peanut is an app whose mission is to connect moms and help them find support in their community. This app introduces you to women in the same neighborhood based on things you have in common like age/gender of your kids and common interests. It’s a great place to ask questions and get advice from other women who are going through similar things. When I shared what I was going through with Hudson I had an overwhelming amount of moms reach out on the app and offer advice. He did end up having “silent reflux” which I had never heard of. I love seeing moms helping moms. ♥️ Being a new mom can feel lonely and isolating so @peanut a great platform to find your village. #peanutapp

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She continued listing all the frustrating things Hudson did and how it was about to become more intense when she returns to work.

Regardless of how tough it is to handle a baby, Christina and Ant’s marriage isn’t feeling the strain as the “Ant Anstead Master Mechanic” star confessed to PEOPLE that they are “both on the same page.”

 

Ant also gushed about being happy whenever he is with her.

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