Tarek El Moussa Shares How His Children Helped Him Endure His “Darkest Place”

Tarek El Moussa is a family man and according to him, it is his family that has saved him.

“My entire world right here in one photo❤️. I never thought in a million years that I would become a father again, let alone find the love of my life. But…the universe has a funny way of working out,” he began on Instagram.

“Tay and Bray gave me the strength I needed to get me out of the darkest place in my entire life and @theheatherraeelmoussa taught me to love myself and others again when I thought I wasn’t worthy of being loved.”

And while Tarek didn’t go into detail about that “darkest place,” he did announce his memoir that is expected to share all of the details. “I can’t wait to share my journey with you and hopefully inspire some of you!!”

As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Tarek and Heather welcomed their first child together, a son named Tristan into the world on January 31. 

In a post alongside the first public photos of their baby boy, Heather and Tarek revealed the scary way in which he made his entrance into the world.

She revealed that they “were at my final doctor appointment and our Dr. rushed us to the hospital to get monitored because Tristan‘s movements had slowed down. I was 4 days past his due date,” Heather explained. 

Thankfully, while the labor was touch and go, Heather and Tarek safely welcomed their baby boy into the world a few hours later. “I pushed so hard all the blood vessels broke in my face and chest.”

Heather Rae also revealed that Tristan has been dealing with a few health issues now that he’s earthside. While talking with her Instagram followers, Heather revealed that Tristan is “jaundice,” as well as “tongue, cheek, and lip tied” making it difficult for him to breastfeed.

“As promised, I want to talk to you guys about my breastfeeding journey because it’s definitely been a journey !! I thought…. I’ll just pop him on my boob and feed him anytime. Ya no!!! Tristan had tongue tie, cheek tie, lip tie and jaundice which were all caught very early on thanks to my incredible lactation specialist and @tonguetietribe, they’re literally baby fairies.”

As Heather continued, she wrote that she is so lucky to have found them for the knowledge & support but it made it very hard for him to latch & suck and it made it so that he was burning a lot of calories because it was so hard for him to eat so his weight was dropping.”

Thankfully, after undergoing surgery, Tristan is latching much easier now. “We’re now 2 weeks past getting his tongue tie fixed and he’s latching so well on the left side and we’re still working on the right side using non-traditional positions which were shown to me by the baby fairies.”

“Even with all this going on, I genuinely love breastfeeding. I love the skin to skin connection and think it’s such a beautiful bonding experience. It might be hard and challenging at the moment but it is such a special experience that I get to share with our baby boy,” she concluded.

We are so glad to see things coming together for Heather and Tarek and their new baby boy Tristan.

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