Cardi B is enjoying the first few weeks of motherhood — challenges and all.
“Really hard to explain,” Cardi B responded to a fan who asked how it felt to be a mom. “It’s beautiful how fast mother instinct kicks in … never wanna leave my baby side.”
In another tweet, the new mom perfectly summed up the emotional balance of having a newborn for the first time. “Kulture is not Kulture today she Kiari with the mood 😩,” Cardi B wrote (notably, Kiari is Offset’s given first name). “But o maaann i love my sweet sweet baby ❤️She melts me like butter.”
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The rapper previously opened up about getting help in the first days after giving birth to Kulture in an Instagram video she posted Tuesday, using a toy monkey as her tiny mouthpiece while she expressed gratitude for her family.
“I just want to learn how to be a mom,” she said. “I want to enjoy every single second of it since I’m going back to work.”
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“For the record Offset is NOT ON PROBATION,” Cardi B wrote on Instagram over the weekend, with an unamused emoji and an eye-rolling emoji, also captioning a Boomerang clip of the couple, “Home.”
Offset’s lawyer Drew Findling told PEOPLE before his arrival home, “He is concerned, very concerned, about [Cardi B]. Of course his new baby is his top priority as well as his other children.”