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Olympian Giaan Rooney opens up about ‘mum guilt’

She may be an Olympic gold medalist, but even Giaan Rooney isn’t immune to mum guilt. 

The former swimmer opened up this week about adjusting to life after giving birth to her second child.

Giaan, 35, revealed she has been ‘struggling to get my groove back’ after welcoming daughter Lexi to the world with her husband Sam Levett in June.

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Giaan Rooney, 35, opened up about adjusting to life after giving birth to her second child with an Instagram post on Thursday

Giaan revealed she has been 'struggling to get my groove back' after welcoming daughter Lexi to the world with her husband Sam Levett in June

Giaan revealed she has been ‘struggling to get my groove back’ after welcoming daughter Lexi to the world with her husband Sam Levett in June

‘I find the days at home with #lexilevett monotonous yet the days I work I miss her like crazy,’ Giaan wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.

‘I find the work days stressful on a number of levels (baby brain is a THING I tell you!) right down to what to wear.’

Giaan, who is also mum to three-year-old Zander, she said is often rocking ‘mum guilt’ even though she loves her job when she’s at work.

‘[I’m] exhausted with the constant juggling act of life with a couple of kids…but love them so much I feel my heart could explode!’ she said. 

Giaan (pictured with her mother) she said is often rocking 'mum guilt' even though she loves her job when she's at work

Giaan (pictured with her mother) she said is often rocking ‘mum guilt’ even though she loves her job when she’s at work

The Seven presenter also took the time to thank her family for helping her through tough days

The Seven presenter also took the time to thank her family for helping her through tough days

‘Makes me realise how much pressure we put on ourselves to try and get it all “right”, whatever that is?’ 

The Seven presenter, who lives in the Gold Coast, then took the time to thank her family for helping her through the tough days.

‘Grateful for a fabulous husband, hands-on parents/grandparents, healthy children, great work colleagues who make me look good, and the make-up magicians I work with who work miracles,’ she said. 

‘It takes a village alright! #thejuggleisreal #worklife#mumlife #grateful #keepinitreal’   

Giaan’s words struck a chord with thousands of fellow mums, who celebrated her honesty and offered their own words of support. 

Giaan's words struck a chord with thousands of fellow mums, who celebrated her honesty and offered their own words of support

Giaan’s words struck a chord with thousands of fellow mums, who celebrated her honesty and offered their own words of support

‘You got this, motherhood, mother guilt, it’s a constant, keep enjoying the small wins,’ user bell_trudy wrote. 

‘Even on the crappy, hectic, frantic days, breathe and kiss those cherubs of yours and hubby, cherish those moments and say “go away” to any doubt you may have.’ 

‘I don’t think we get our groove back until they move out in 20 years, and then we will feel guilty about that too!’ added user somanyloves. 

‘Welcome to the club babe,’ user the.lippy.empire chimed in. ‘Some of us are just starting, some of us at the end…but it’s all real!’  



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