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Teddi Mellencamp Shares a Very Real Postpartum Photo that Resonates with Many Women

Teddi Mellencamp is putting the ‘real’ in Real Housewife!

While 90% of Instagram is good filters, angles, and select scenery, Teddi Mellencamp is being real with her postpartum body.

Taking to Instagram, Teddi showed off her body three days after giving birth. Teddi looks amazing; however as she is known for her tight and fit physique, Teddi felt it was important to show her postpartum belly vs. just doing the standard ‘body after baby’ photo shoot months down the road (as many other stars do.)

Teddi posted a lengthy message including the following except:

“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 [bowel movement.]”

“It is embracing and loving this body of mine”

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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

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Props to Teddi for being real about the fact that bodies don’t ‘bounce back’ days after giving birth. Considering her clients (and many of her followers) look to her for body inspiration I’m glad she kept it real.

Thoughts on Teddi’s Instagram post? Are you looking forward to the new season of RHOBH?

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