Maya Vorderstrasse had a baby, then discovered
two months later that she was pregnant again. OMG, right? The soon-to-be mom of "Irish twins" decided to document her second pregnancy via Instagram like she had her first.
Here she is with her newborn, Zoey, announcing her second pregnancy. At first, she was keeping
the whole thing Instagram pretty.
There's nothing wrong with sweet and pretty, but can we all
agree that not everything about pregnancy is sweet and pretty? At a certain
point, Vorderstrasse decided to get really real.
We've been keeping a secret! Our little family is not so little anymore.... Baby #2 is in the making! Zoey will be a big sister in August, and we couldn't be any happier! 👶🏼👶🏼 #pregnancyannouncement #momswithcameras #vscobaby #babynumber2 #family #irishtwins #pregnant #12weekspregnant
"Up until about halfway through the
pregnancy, I was still taking pretty pictures, but I would try and insert a
relatable caption," she told ABC News. "But then it came to a point where I said, 'I'm
way too tired and hurting. I can't pretend it's this amazing feeling all the
time.' It's hard, I was achy and I had my other child crawling and I felt fake, portraying something that just wasn't my reality.”
"When my first one went viral and got over
6,000 ‘likes,’ the one where I'm [fake] choking my husband because he took my
food, that was the one that made me realize how much people like these and
could relate," Vorderstrasse said. "People were messaging me saying,
'Oh, my gosh, that's exactly how I feel. Thank you for being so honest about
that.' They feel like it's OK to not have it all together and these other moms
felt like they belonged somewhere reading my posts."
As the weeks progressed, she kept bringing the real and the
Don't act like you don't know 😳😖💛 . It has been rough, but we are getting there.There's blood, excruciating pain, and so many tears, but I'd do it all over again for her. If it hadn't worked out, she would have been bottle fed too like Zoey was after 6 months, because feeding your baby shouldn't be anyone's business but yours and baby's!!! DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! *My incredible, comfortable and easy maternity hoodie is by @boobdesign *My delicious lactation treats and tea are by @mrspatels and THEY EVEN HAVE CHOCOLATE!
She's lettin' new mamas know that she feels their pain and that they are not alone.
Hey, representation matters! If all we ever see are images of blissful pregnancies and perfectly poised new moms, how are those of us who aren't feeling all that blissful and think that Poise is something you buy to help you with your newly acquired bladder leaking issue supposed to feel?
Kudos to Vorderstrasse for sharing the good, the bad and the
ugly sides of pregnancy, but most of all for making us laugh at the truth of it all.
And somehow managed to make me cry! I'M LIKE GO AWAY. NO, STAY! HUG ME. NO, DON'T TOUCH ME! UGH!!!!! . Hormones made me cry because: I couldn't find the remote I made an ugly pancake I was scared Tim's car would fall into a lake (WHAT THE ?) I didn't want to be alone I wanted to be alone I thought my baby was so pretty I wanted my mom I wanted to go to an all you can eat buffet, but couldn't WHAT HAS MADE YOU CRY POSTPARTUM?! . My perfectly comfortable nursing bra is from @bravadodesigns My incredible postpartum leggings are from @baobeimaternity
Postpartum hormones are no joke, but that doesn’t mean that
you can’t joke about them.
Los Angeles Angels fan (and birthday girl) Courtney Stitzinger threw out the first pitch at a recent game, and celebrated the occasion by painting her bump to look like a baseball. Unfortunately the expectant mom and her unborn son (who is already named Wyatt) couldn't help their team win. They lost to the Astros 2-1. Click through the gallery to see our favorite creative pregnancy photos.