Jessie James Decker Is 'Keepin' It Real' 3 Weeks Postpartum With a Meaningful, Body-Positive Instagram Post
The country music star took to social media just weeks after giving birth to her third child, Forest Bradley, to share a dose of postpartum reality we can get behind.
Do you ever find yourself looking at these new celeb moms and thinking—HOW!? Sorry, but after nine-plus months of pregnancy, it is seemingly impossible to bounce back like the Kylie Jenner’s of the world. That kind of rebound must cost copious amounts of money and requires plenty of free time the average new mom won’t have for another 18 years. Thankfully, among Hollywood’s elite are the cool-moms with realistic body goals like Jessie James Decker. The now mother-of-three took to Instagram to share her postpartum tummy along with a friendly reminder to not be so hard on yourself—we couldn’t be more thrilled to see this beautiful star spit facts.
“Keepin it real! 3 weeks post and I’m still very swollen. The 3rd has been by far the hardest recovery, but I’m feeling stronger every day. Little Forrest is such an amazing baby and the easiest one of the 3. I’ve updated you all throughout my entire pregnancy and how much my tummy/baby were growing monthly so I felt like I should share where I’m at post baby,” Decker writes.
The country singer and her NFL husband Eric Decker share three beautiful children together: Vivianne Rose, 4, Eric Jr., 2, and Forrest Bradley, who was born on March 31st of this year.
Decker continued, “It sure is incredible what the body can do and I’m so grateful! I know I say this after each baby but remember what our bodies just when[sic] through for 9 months and be proud, don’t stress over post baby body, just enjoy your new baby because these are beautiful moments and memories you will cherish forever (aaaand drink your coffee to survive the no sleeping all night long ha!)”
Preach body positivity Decker! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. We shouldn’t forget that Decker is not only fitness-obsessed (as seen on her show “Eric & Jessie”) but she is also a South Beach Diet brand ambassador, and even she is setting realistic expectations despite the pressures of work and being in the public eye.
Here's to hoping other women follow in Decker’s footsteps by embracing the realities of postpartum life rather than promoting unhealthy standards for the female body. Thanks, Decker for your inspiring post and for always “Keepin' it real!”