Interview with FAULHABER Director & New Mama, Lexi Pathak
July 12, 2015
FAULHABER Director, Lexi Pathak, took time out of her hectic new mama schedule to stroll into the office with baby India in her chic Andy Warhol Bugaboo Cameleon and give our readers an insider look at motherhood. Here’s what she had to say:
Baby stats? Weight and date of birth:
India was born on May 25 early in the morning from a C-section after a long labour from the awesome team at Mount Sinai. She was a very healthy 7.9lbs.
How did you choose India's name?
India is named after my Grandfather who is one of my most favourite people on the planet. He is Indian from a small town outside Mumbai. My Dad was also born in India, so it is actually a nod to both of them. India's middle name is Clare, which plays off her English and Irish heritage, from both my side and her Dad's. I also love the way the traditional name of Clare sounds paired with the more unique name of India.
What was it like seeing India for the first time?
I love words - however, I don't think I can accurately describe what it is like to see your baby for the first time! It was the most surreal and most amazing experience of my life and I was instantly head over heels in love. You suddenly realize that this little person is going to be the most special thing you have ever done in your life.
What is the most challenging issue is about being a new mom?
The most challenging and most rewarding thing is that you have a tiny creature that is completely dependent on you - and of course the lack of sleep! I didn't realize that breastfeeding would be a full time job!
What is the most amazing part of being a mom?
Every part of it is amazing. Holding her, feeding her, taking her for walks in the park in our bugaboo, reading her books, bath time…pretty much everything and anything makes me fall for her more!
Advice for new moms:
I don't think I am really qualified to offer up expert advice yet, since I am such a newbie! But I think the most important thing is to know that everyday is different and to take each moment as it comes. Getting outside for walks in the park with India in the stroller have been amazing for clearing the sleep deprivation fog and helping me to feel a bit more normal. I think exercise once I am allowed to will also be vital. Finally, don't be afraid to ask for help, from your doctor, your friends, your family, your partner. Most of all just enjoy each second because they only stay little for so long.