Like many parents, Khloé Kardashian is in disbelief that her baby is about to hit the one-year mark.
“It’s so corny but you don’t realize how fast time goes by until you see a child growing in front of you,” Kardashian, 34, tells PEOPLE of True’s April 12 birthday. “It’s scary and sad because it goes so fast. Can we slow down time?”
“It’s tiring and exhausting, but you figure it out,” she says. “I remember Kourtney and Kim telling me before she was born, ‘You’re never going to take a bath again!’ And it’s like, ‘What are they talking about? True is in bed at 7 p.m. every night!’ It’s honestly so rewarding and special.”
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Still, Kardashian admits that losing the pregnancy weight was a struggle.
“When I first started working out, I was like, ‘How the hell am I going to get through this?’ My body couldn’t keep up. But it was mind over matter,” she says.
Besides, Kardashian says that despite the ups and downs of parenting, she’s never been happier than she is with True.
“I am so utterly obsessed with her,” says Kardashian. “This first year has been amazing. And I really feel like I was meant to do this.”