The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp’s postpartum picture proves that even celebrities have to work to get their body back after birth. Teddi welcomed her third child with her husband, Edwin Arroyave, last week.
Teddi and Edwin announced the birth of their daughter, Dove, on social media. The couple had previously revealed their third child was a girl. They are already parents to son Cruz and daughter Slate. Based on Teddi and Edwin’s social media accounts, the older kids are in love with their little sister.
Teddi gets real about post-baby body
There is a misconception that a celebrity gives birth and then instantly has their pre-baby body back. Well, that is just a myth that many famous faces are proving untrue as they work to empower women to accept their bodies.
One week after giving birth, Teddi is speaking out about her post-baby body. She posted a selfie of what she looked like one week after baby Dove was born. The caption was Teddi explaining her postpartum reality and being honest regarding how challenging it can be while relishing in the reward of it all.
“It is embracing and loving this body of mine. It is lots of laughs when Cruz asks why my stomach hasn’t deflated,” she said in part of her message, referring to the picture, where some would think she is still pregnant.
Teddi reminds her followers that every single motherhood journey, especially right after giving birth, is different. She wants to be open and honest with her followers in the hopes it may help other mothers.
Life with baby Dove
In the same Instagram message, Teddi reveals that Edwin lights up every time he sees their precious angel. The reality TV star also shared that she is filled with pride, watching her two older children interact with their new sibling.
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My Day 3 postpartum reality: It is unbelievable, unconditional love. It is an incredibly powerful bond that Dove and I share. It is tears of joy watching Edwin light up when he’s with her. It is bursting with pride watching my older kids gently, lovingly & eagerly jump into their new found big sibling roles. It is very little sleep because, let’s be real, is “sleep when the baby is sleeping” actually a thing? It is knowing that feeling delirious will be the new norm for a while. It is humbling, to say the least – switching from the mesh “mom diaper” with ice from the hospital to high waisted compression panties at home. It is drinking way too much prune juice with crushed ice because you are anxiously awaiting the first post-baby 💩. It is embracing and loving this body of mine. It is lots of laughs when Cruz asks why my stomach hasn’t deflated. It is a flood of emotions when multiple lactation specialists tell you that only your right breast is able to breast feed the baby due to scarring on the left. It is trying to calm your mind when you are continuously running all the hypotheticals of every scenario in your head. It is a constant reminder to live in the moment and feel all the highs and lows that a new baby brings. It is the simultaneous notion of wanting to slow down while still feeling the need to rearrange and organize the entire house. It is doing your best to not compare your journey to anyone else’s. It is overwhelming gratitude for each friend and family member who shows up without judgement, only to bring you love & food. It is a constant roller coaster & I wouldn’t change it for the world. My baby girl is here and I love her more than words can say. We each have our own journey and this is mine 💕🕊 #postpartum #inlovewithdove
Life, after giving birth and adjusting to having another child, is challenging. It is not all joy and happiness. Teddi didn’t gloss over the parts no one wants to talk about to paint a picture-perfect life with a newborn.
“It is a flood of emotions when multiple lactation specialists tell you that only your right breast is able to breastfeed the baby due to scarring on the left. It is trying to calm your mind when you are continuously running all the hypotheticals of every scenario in your head. It is a constant reminder to live in the moment and feel all the highs and lows that a new baby brings,” she shared.
Last but not least, the RHOBH star expressed her undying gratitude for all of her family and friends who have been there to help her out. The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is true.
Teddi Mellencamp shared a candid selfie proving even celebrities have to work to get their body back after having a baby. Due to her keeping it real, fans have since flooded her post with praise for her honesty.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 10 will premiere in spring 2020 on Bravo.