Chrissy Teigen shares photo in postpartum underwear, and moms love it
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend recently welcomed their second child, a son, Miles Theodore Stephens. He joins their first child, two-year-old daughter Luna Simone Stephens. Chrissy had both kids through IVF, and last week she said she was over being pregnant, tweeting, "Happy pregnant Chrissy is gone. meet OVER IT Chrissy." So, Miles' birth came at a good time!
Yesterday the 32-year-old mom shared the first photo of the adorable newborn on Instagram. "Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens," wrote Chrissy in the caption. "We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!"
In the past, Chrissy's always kept it real, sharing brutally honest moments from motherhood. After having Luna, she shared photos of her stretch marks to show everyone the realities of post-baby bodies. Now, after having Miles, she's sharing - or oversharing- about the not-so-glamorous postpartum life. "I can confirm postpartum life is 90% better when you don't rip to your butthole," wrote Chrissy on Twitter. "Baby boy: 1 point. Luna: 0. "
But the Lip Sync Battle host didn't stop there. On Instagram, she uploaded a hilarious photo of herself holding Miles, while wearing postpartum underwear. (And in the background, you can see Luna playing a harp.) As a dude with no kids, I didn't know postpartum underwear was a thing. But the Internet tells me they're disposable mesh underwear that many mothers wear to hold their maternity pads in place after giving birth. So, they're like adult diapers, I guess? Thanks, Chrissy! I never wanted to learn this, but now I'll never forget.
In the caption, Chrissy wrote, "If you haven’t seen @aliwong’s new Netflix special, you are bad at picking Netflix specials #asianpearunderwear." The reference to "Asian Pear Underwear" comes from her friend Ali Wong's stand-up comedy special "Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife." In the special, Wong jokes the mesh underwear is made from "the same material that they package those fancy Korean pears in."
Moms loved Chrissy's realness, and applauded her for sharing. One person commented "Keeping it real @chrissyteigen, I remember those hospital undergarments oh so well." Another user wrote, "This is what women actually look like after having a baby," while another added, "This is real motherhood right here!"
But perhaps the best comment came from the user amorelie agreed, who wrote, "Chrissy, congrats and thank you! We're happy and proud you're keeping it real and inspiring women around the world to break the taboos around motherhood - including unrealistic expectations about post-pregnancy bodies."
Chrissy also took some time out to troll her husband, John Legend. The singer attended the Billboard Music Awards, and she facetiously blasted him on Twitter, wondering why he wasn't home taking care of his baby. She appears to be making fun of mommy-shamers, who shame other mothers because they have different beliefs. And, I'm assuming, have annoyed Chrissy in the past, wondering why she was at an event, instead of raising her baby.
Well, congratulations, Chrissy, and keep slaying in that Asian Pear Underwear.