New mom of two Audrey Roloff took to Instagram to keep it one hundred with her followers. The former Little People, Big World star showed off her post-baby body just one week after giving birth to her son Bode on Wednesday, January 15.

“Just keepin’ it real over here 👋🏻 while this past week has been full of newborn snuggles and heart melting moments … it’s also been really hard,” the reality star admitted in her Instagram post, highlighting her postpartum bump. “With Ember and Bode I had really great pregnancies and labor/delivery experiences,” she wrote, but unfortunately, her post-birth experience has been tougher.

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Just keepin it real over here 👋🏻 while this past week has been full of newborn snuggles and heart melting moments… it’s also been really hard. With Ember and Bode I had really great pregnancies and labor/delivery experiences (will share Bode’s birth story on the podcast @behindthescenespodcast soon😍) but once that 4th trimester hits😅 my body just gets hit hard with all the things… Thankfully this time I could draw from past experience and fought off getting mastitis 5 days postpartum like last time🙈 Still… my milk comes in fast and furious, both my babies chomped my nipples to shreds on day one, and my milk is the brevé kind🤣 so engorgement is at least 5x my normal bra size… Thankfully, Mr. 9 pounder Bode boy is a much more efficient eater than Ember girl was (he was already back at his birth weight by 5 days old!) Along with the booby pains… there’s the stitches and other pains “down there”, the body aches/light headedness (I hemmoraged pretty bad this time) the pelvic bones that feel broken, the postpartum contractions (so much worse with second baby😆) sore muscles from labor, etc. I share all this because I don’t think enough people share about their postpartum journey. We are so excited to share birth stories and document our whole pregnancies but then postpartum hits and nothing… I wish someone would have better prepared me the first time around or been more honest about all the after-birth pains. So here I am 👋🏻showing up with my 1 week postpartum belly exposed and telling you my body hurts. But despite the physical pains, I know these weeks of forced slow-down are exactly what my body and heart needs. REST. So if you’re in this season of life too, give yourself permission to rest and heal. I’m letting go of the pressure to rush back into working out, my social life, household chores, my pre-pregnancy clothes, or any kind of commitment that conflicts with recovery and rest. Something that’s very hard for us enneagram 8’s to adhere too 🤪 I have to remind myself every day that rest is one of the most productive things I can do right now🙏🏻 So I’ll be here with a baby on my chest, in milk stained pj’s, embracing JOMO (the joy of missing out)✌🏻

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She continued to share the details on her breast-feeding struggles. “Thankfully this time I could draw from past experience and fought off getting mastitis five days postpartum like last time🙈 Still … my milk comes in fast and furious, both my babies chomped my nipples to shreds on day one, and my milk is the breve kind🤣 so engorgement is at least 5x my normal bra size … Thankfully, Mr. 9 pounder Bode boy is a much more efficient eater than Ember girl was (he was already back at his birth weight by 5 days old!)”

 

Audrey went on to explain why she is sharing so much TMI. “I share all this because I don’t think enough people share about their postpartum journey. We are so excited to share birth stories and document our whole pregnancies but then postpartum hits and nothing … I wish someone would have better prepared me the first time around or been more honest about all the after-birth pains. So here I am 👋🏻showing up with my one-week postpartum belly exposed and telling you my body hurts.”

The proud mom and husband Jeremy Roloff shared the news of baby No. 2 on Instagram shortly after his arrival on January 8. “He is here!!!💙👶🏼” Audrey wrote on a photo from her hospital bed. “Welcome to the family son!” Jeremy added. Thanks for keeping it real, girl!

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