A week after announcing the birth of her first child, Kulture Kiari, Cardi B shared an adorable update on how motherhood is treating her. With the help of a toy monkey, Cardi told her Instagram followers that she feels blessed and added that she’s incredibly grateful for her own parents.
“I’ve been blessed since I came out of my mom’s vagina because of my parents. Those are my biggest blessings, and I’m so thankful and I’m so grateful for them,” the rapper said.
Cardi also shared that she hasn’t yet gotten a nanny for Kulture because she says she just wants to learn how to be a mom (not that having a nanny would preclude that, but you do you, Cardi). “I want to enjoy every single second of it since I’m going back to work,” she explained.
Cardi doesn’t have a nanny, but luckily, her parents and sister are there to help out as she navigates life as a new mom.
“My mom has not left my sight, not one time. This is her first grandkid… So this is all new to her again, just as it is new to me,” Cardi said. “My sister has not left my sight at all. She’s such a good helping hand, and my dad, he’s just running errands for me in New York.”
Can you say #FamilyGoals?
It’s been an exciting week for Cardi — she also scored the most nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards followed closely by fellow new (again) parents the Carters (that’s Beyoncé and Jay-Z, of course).
Cardi fully intends to return to work when she’s ready because contrary to what the haters say, a woman can simultaneously be an amazing mom and have a killer career. “As a woman, why can’t I have both? Why do I gotta choose a career or a baby?” she said during an interview on The Breakfast Club in April. “Like, why can’t I have both? I want both.”
We’re totally confident that she’ll excel at both — and we’re so glad Cardi’s vlogging her journey so we get to follow along.