Georgia Kousoulou feels ‘sad’ after celebrating her son’s first birthday

Georgia Kousoulou has spoken out after feeling emotional about her son Brody’s first birthday and how he struggled with postpartum. depression.

The Georgia & Tommy: Baby Steps star, 30, welcomed Brody with fiancé Tommy Mallet, 29, last year, and the couple celebrated their first birthday earlier this month.

but former TOWIE Cast member Georgia is “sad” because she now feels like she “lost my baby” after dealing with the blues after giving birth.

Opening: Georgia Kousoulou has spoken out after feeling emotional about her son Brody's first birthday

Opening: Georgia Kousoulou has spoken out after feeling emotional about her son Brody’s first birthday

Georgia exclusively told MailOnline: ‘I can’t believe Brody is one. He is very sad. He is sad. People don’t say he’s sad but he is sad. No one tells you how sad it is.

The TV personality continued, “When you look at the photos and make a video montage of your son, you say, ‘I lost my baby.'”

“I looked at Brody today and said, ‘What have you done with my baby? You ate him.'”

Cute: The Georgia & Tommy: Baby Steps star, 30, welcomed Brody with fiancé Tommy Mallet, 29, last year, and the couple celebrated their first birthday earlier this month

Cute: The Georgia & Tommy: Baby Steps star, 30, welcomed Brody with fiancé Tommy Mallet, 29, last year, and the couple celebrated their first birthday earlier this month

Georgia went on to explain how her young son has become a “partner” now that he’s older, but at the time “he could only see the darkness.”

She added, “I love him and his personality, he’s like my partner now.”

Reflecting on the first time she welcomed Brody into the world, the reality star admitted she “hated” having a newborn and wished time would go away.

She added: “When I look at the photos I thought the newborn was so bad and I hated it but I look back and think ‘ahhh was it that bad?

Growing up: But former TOWIE cast member Georgia is 'sad' she now feels like she's 'lost my baby' after battling postpartum depression

Growing up: But former TOWIE cast member Georgia is ‘sad’ she now feels like she’s ‘lost my baby’ after battling postpartum depression

Although you always forget. You always remember the good things. I was looking forward to this stage, I was looking forward to it being gone and now I’m at this stage and I’m like…eeeek.’

Georgia hasn’t found the first 12 months of Brody’s life easy, saying her depression and inability to form a loving bond with her baby initially led her to a “dark place.”

She admitted that she was overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame for not feeling an emotional bond with her newborn son immediately after his birth.

“All I could see at that moment was darkness. I thought it doesn’t feel like a phase.

‘I am grateful for myself. Really thankful I am. I thank myself and say, “You’ve done an amazing job.”

“I feel like I’m really happy that Brody is one, but I’m also pretty sad.”

Happier times: Georgia went on to explain how her young son has become a

Happier times: Georgia went on to explain how her young son has become a “partner” now that he’s older, but at the time he “could only see the darkness.”

Georgia’s first scan had shown Brody to be in a breech position, so she opted for a C-section in favor of the water birth she had been planning.

She said the procedure made it harder for her to bond with Brody once he was born and she tried to hide her feelings from her partner Tommy, but he sensed something was wrong and arranged for an intervention.

She would often sneak off to cry in the bathroom and was “embarrassed” to tell Tommy what had been going on when he sat down to talk to her.

Businessman Tommy arranged for Georgia’s mother and her midwife to be there at the time, and although she admits she was “shocked”, she said it was “a huge relief” as she no longer had to hide.

In love: Tommy proposed to Georgia while on vacation in Mexico in February this year, and the couple have yet to set a date for their wedding.

In love: Tommy proposed to Georgia while on vacation in Mexico in February this year, and the couple have yet to set a date for their wedding.

The star grew in confidence as she faced her difficulties, sharing her experience with her fans on social media, and the star added how grateful she was for their support.

Tommy asked Georgia to marry him in February of this year while he was on vacation in Mexico.

And Georgia is planning multiple bachelorette parties with the star saying on a recent episode of her ITVBe show that she doesn’t want ‘any civilized place’.

An emotional Georgia said at her engagement party, “I feel like this is a warm-up for the hen!”, before asking her friends how many parties she should have before walking down the aisle with Tommy.

“I think you need at least four,” her friend Chloe decided while her friend Amber agreed, “And one abroad and at least two here.”

When one suggested the south of France, Georgia exclaimed: ‘No, I don’t want any civilized place.’

Family: Georgia and Tommy rose to fame on The Only Way Is Essex and now star in their own ITVBe show together

Family: Georgia and Tommy rose to fame on The Only Way Is Essex and now star in their own ITVBe show together

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