In a candid new Instagram submit, the actress and first-time mother shared that she’s lastly match again right into a pair of khaki pants she hasn’t worn for the reason that first month of her being pregnant. Robertson is pictured sporting the pants whereas clutching her daughter, celebrating the small milestone.
But the 24-year-old, who’s married to Christian Huff, cautioned followers that there is way more to her postpartum journey, writing, “some moments you all saw and most you all did not see [because] that’s how social media goes.”
The former Duck Dynasty star went on to clarify that she’d lately obtained a direct message from a lady who instructed her that she and her daughters had been unfollowing Robertson due to “how much I brag and flaunt my body and how hard it was for her to see my body after giving birth ‘bounce back.'”
The suggestions gave Robertson pause, prompting her to take the chance to clear up any misunderstanding about how motherhood has impacted her physique and share about what the occasional swimsuit photograph would not present.
“I could’ve told her that I didn’t ‘bounce back’ how you may perceive outwardly,” she wrote of her former fan. “I could tell her about parts of me that haven’t healed yet. I could tell her about the bumps that I still have covering half of my body since birth [because] of a new allergy triggered by a stressful labor. I could’ve told her things my doctor has told me, and the counselor I saw helped me through. I could’ve told her how a lot of things I don’t tell people, but I didn’t.”
Robertson instructed followers that she chooses to give attention to the optimistic methods during which her life has modified since turning into a mother quite than be “defined by my body” or any flaws.
“I didn’t tell her that and I don’t post stuff like that [because] the truth is my year, my days and certainly my life are not defined by my body, and especially not the negative things my body is faced with because [to be honest] it’s done some awesome things this year I’d rather document!” she defined. “So I post the good mostly. Does that mean I’m bragging? That is certainly not my intent. I just feel as though we have better and bigger things to talk about.
“The final 12 months of my life wasn’t about my physique altering, nevertheless it was about me as an individual rising,” she continued. “Growing life, rising in love, rising in endurance, rising in consistency, in religion, in hope…rising in lots of issues. I hope these are the belongings you noticed. I actually imagine these issues are extra useful to point out than the bumps, the denims not becoming, the exercises I can’t do and so forth.”
The new mom ended her message by challenging her followers “to not turn out to be insecure [because] of what somebody” posts.
“Our confidence shouldn’t be discovered on the measure of how good or unhealthy another person is doing,” she noted.
Candace Cameron Bure and surfer Bethany Hamilton were among those praising Robertson for speaking up.
“Haters gon’ hate,” read one comment. “This caption and the intent is *cooks kiss*.”
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