K Middy’s Mat Leave Is All Orange-Blossom Scented Cashmere And Homemade Smoothies

kate middletonIt’s good to be the duchess. Despite having the whole of the universe inspecting her “post-baby body” on a simple grocery run, Kate Middleton is having a truly luxurious maternity leave. No round the clock mani/pedis or in-house royal diaper changer, but a pure postpartum bliss does seem to be happening over at the Middleton house.

Vanity Fairy reports that in the weeks since Prince George has been born, K Middy and Prince William have been enjoying living with the in-laws in their very own private wing. An adjacent bedroom has been converted into a nursery. And all the while, Kate has her parents, Carole and Michael, performing “round-the-clock help” plus smoothie duty:

…during the early weeks, George slept in the same room as the parents, in a Moses basket by Kate’s side of the bed. Each morning, Carole whipped up nourishing fruit smoothies and healthy meals while Kate also snacked on her favorite muesli bars. Though Carole insisted on keeping visitors to a minimum, Pippa and James dropped in regularly to see the baby, while Kate’s closest friends sent cashmere sleep suits and blankets for George, along with Kate’s favorite Jo Malone orange–blossom-scented candles (the same she gave out at her baby shower, perhaps?) and bath oil.

So, essentially this:

Luxurious, and yet not exactly diamond facials, you know? Obtainable for mere mortals, even.

(photo: WENN)

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    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Best gif ever

    • TwentiSomething Mom

      I think this is what most, normal people want and should get. Family there to help and prepare meals and nice smelling candles. So much better than reading about push presents and nannies.

      • AugustW

        My mom stayed with me for the my first week post c-section. It was lovely.

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      What a lovely mat leave. I had my husband in the evenings, who had to hop back to work ASAP, and my aunt, who really was a godsend, for two weeks. It was enough help to get me through the worst of my recovery. Could I have used more? Certainly! Does the average woman in this hemisphere get enough? Oh hellz no.
      I’m happy for her and her cashmere and smoothies. Too bad most women don’t get this kind of TLC postpartum.

    • whiteroses

      I had my mom and dad for two weeks. The day after I gave birth, my mom gave me a pair of diamond earrings that my dad gave her the day I was born. I didn’t expect or want a present, and those diamonds are the size of pinheads, but I sure cherish them. The first two weeks of my son’s life were amazing. I could take a nap if I wanted to, because I knew that even if my husband went somewhere, my son had the very best care he could possibly get. I had “Mom snacks” (my favorite cheese and crackers, homemade tomato soup) and my four favorite people with me. It was amazing.

      Everyone deserves that.

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