Kendra Wilkinson: I’m Back to Being Me After Battling PPD
Her husband definitely showed his appreciation over the weekend as well, Kendra described on her Twitter page. ‘Nothing better than coming home to a rose on the door & a handpicked bouquet of roses from my hubby. I love u,’ the happy Mrs. Baskett tweeted on Sunday. Family time: Now that Kendra has wrapped the second season of her show, Kendra On Top, she gets to enjoy more time with her loved ones Kendra also recently revealed that she and Hank are trying for a second baby. ‘Hibernation season is starting up. Mating and hibernation season,’ Kendra told Us Weekly. In late June, the reality star said: ‘We are trying, we are going to start now. This is my first official announcement! We are very excited about making the decision to try!’ Baby planning: Kendra, pictured here at the Planes premiere on August 5, has confessed that she and Hank are working on a sibling for Hank Jr. Although she failed to make the grade on Splash earlier this year, Kendra gushed that she enjoyed teaching her toddler how to swim. ‘I taught my son how to swim,’ Kendra told Us Weekly. ‘A lot of parents dump their kids off to swimming lessons. I was going to, and said no, I’ll do it myself. ‘So we’re in the water everyday. It’s empowering to know you don’t have to dump your kids off.
[After I had a baby,] I felt like I had to be a different person. I had to be conservative and wear turtlenecks and be someone that I wasnt, she told PEOPLE Saturday pool at Las Vegass Wet Republic . Now that I have my body back and I feel good again, I have the perfect amount of balance. Its all about finding the balance. However, learning to juggle her family of three including husband Hank Baskett and still maintain her own sense of self was anything but easy for the Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, and Getting My Sexy Back author, who has been open about her battle with postpartum depression. It got pretty bad, [but] not to the point where I would harm my family. I was a great mom and did what I needed to, but I was definitely very depressed, she says. [Motherhood is] a big change in life and it happened overnight. For Wilkinson, 26, she believes the problem began when all of her attention turned toward her son, leaving little time for herself. And when she felt the public pressure to regain her body after baby , the reality star admits the heat became too much to handle. At the time I was doing whatever I could for the baby, but I lost myself and it was really frustrating, she shares. Being in the spotlight is a lot of pressure about losing the weight, [especially] coming from the Playboy world. Noting that a lot of women suffer from PPD, Wilkinson hopes that sharing her story offers a support system for others facing the same struggles.It needs to be talked about, she explains. Now happily settled into her new lifestyle, Wilkinson admits she has learned to still have a lot of fun albeit to the beat of a different drum. Its a whole different life, but a better life, she says. Your baby is no. 1 100 percent of the time, but I do still take me time you need to do that every now and then. Im back to being that Kendra that everyone knew at the Playboy Mansion, but a lot more mature and grown up.
“Oh no,” she told Us. “I had a couple drinks last night, so don’t worry about that!” PHOTOS: Kendra and Hank’s wedding album Wilkinson also told Us that she’s already gotten relaxed with her diet over the summer, and plans on asking new mom of two Jessica Simpson for advice on how to lose the baby weight. After Simpson welcomed her first child, daughter Maxwell, in May 2012, Wilkinson defended the star against comments about her weight gain. Now, she expects the same in return! “I need her to give me advice,” she told Us. “We’re caught up now, and I need some advice from her. OK? It’s her turn. I definitely need it, because we’re planning!” PHOTOS: Hollywood’s kids — the cutest pictures ever In late June, the former Girls Next Door star confirmed to Us that she was trying to get pregnant. “We are trying, we are going to start now,” she said. “This is my first official announcement! We are very excited about making the decision to try!” But Wilkinson is also enjoying her one-on-one time with little Hank. “I taught my son how to swim,” she gushed. “A lot of parents dump their kids off to swimming lessons.