Mother's Day with Australian Model, Helena Vestergaard

As we prepare to celebrate Mums around Australia, Sheridan Life took a moment to sit down with model Helena Vestergaard. There’s no denying the Melbourne-born beauty has just landed her biggest casting as a mother of two under two; after the birth of her second child, Sway.

While she admits motherhood has thrown some unexpected curve balls; the 25-year-old and her pro-surfer partner Nathan Webster are feeling complete with River and Sway by their sides. 

Helena fills us in on her incredible journey so far, the ups, the downs and her bright plans for the future. While her days of motherhood may be short of sleep; unconditional love and self-discovery are in abundance.

What does motherhood mean to you?

It means learning how to nurture, take care of, love and be strong for another human being. Or another five human beings - depending on how many children you’re going to have! 

What values did you learn from your own mother that you want to instil in River and Sway?

To always listen, to be kind and to not disregard the things they say.

How was the home dynamic changed since the arrival of Sway?

Surprisingly not too much. It’s funny I think after just a week of having them home you forget what it was even like before them!

He’s a very mellow little guy so far, he’s still such a newborn all he does is feed and sleep.

All that’s really changed is River having two very sleepy parents, but we still try to get on with things we would usually do. 

Can you describe the sibling love between River & Sway?

River absolutely adores him, bordering on obsessive (laughs). It’s like she’s not sure why he is in our lives now, but she naturally and unconditionally just loved him from the get-go. I think he is still unsure of her big slobbery kisses and attempts to pick him up.

Helena wears the Elissa Robe crafted in Egyptian cotton

I think motherhood has definitely made me become a better person. It’s also taught me strength as a woman that I didn’t know I had.

What has motherhood taught you?

For me, the biggest one is patience. I’m quite impatient and I like to just do things quickly. Being a mum has taught me how to sit down, even if it’s sitting down for an hour trying to feed River for a meal.

I think motherhood has definitely made me become a better person. It’s also taught me strength as a woman that I didn’t know I had.

Priceless moment of motherhood?

The unconditional love you feel – the whole time.



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