Hilaria Baldwin shows off her bump just two days post-baby. (Photo: Instagram)
In the age of celebrities clamoring to post no-makeup selfies, Hilaria Baldwin has one-upped everyone. The yoga instructor and wife of actor Alec Baldwin just posted a revealing snap to Instagram showing what a post-pregnancy belly really looks like, just two days after giving birth. It won’t be a shock to any mamas out there, but two days out a woman’s belly still looks the way it did about seven months along (especially if it is your second baby as it is for the Baldwins).
There is this myth (perpetuated by gossip magazines that are obsessed with “post-baby bodies”) that women emerge from birth without their pregnancy bump. Not so. Bumps, giant breasts, and some major pain are all things that hang around a bit. How you handle it is all based on your perspective. You can either obsess over the fact that your body still looks pregnant, or you can revel in the miraculous feat that you just were a part of. Women’s bodies are powerful and amazing, and birth is one of those moments where that is really showcased. Kudos to Baldwin for celebrating it all with her post. “I have been planning on doing post belly photos but didn’t know if I was gonna have the guts to actually follow through,” Baldwin posted on Instagram. “ I hope you understand my intention here: I believe it is important to accept and love our form after going through a bit of a battle bringing life into this world. Deep breath, here we go…all the way from my glamorous hospital bathroom.” Her hashtags? #ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump #NoShame #LoveYourBody.
Of course Baldwin has an insanely gorgeous figure always thanks to her devotion to yoga and healthy living. She is known as a bit of a selfie queen to begin with. It certainly wasn’t an unflattering photo, but by lifting up the curtain a bit on the reality of pregnancy before and after, the Twittersphere erupted with woops of support. Here are a few of our favorite tweets:
The newest addition to the tribe Rafael Thomas Baldwin, is the couple’s second child. Their first Carmen, is now 21 months, and half-sister Ireland, is 19. Baldwin also gave fans an update on the baby Rafael, pointing out another harsh truth about life with a newborn — the lack of sleep. “Rafael is doing wonderfully! He is two days old now. Such a sweet little boy. I’m feeling well, been up with him every hour to two hours.”