Celebrity Families

Chrissy Teigen gets real about life after childbirth and we can’t help but cheer

“I can confirm postpartum life is 90% better when you don't rip to your butthole.”

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
Chrissy Teigen welcomed her second child into the world (a beautiful little boy!) earlier this week, and now she's shining a light on the very unglamourous and all-too-real struggles of postpartum life.
After announcing the happy birth of her newest bundle of joy, the supermodel (and chronic oversharer) took to social media to provide a health update.
"I can confirm postpartum life is 90% better when you don't rip to your butthole. Baby boy: 1 point. Luna: 0," she tweeted, referring to the vaginal tears or perineal lacerations that can happen during delivery.
She followed the candid comment with an Instagram of herself holding her newborn and a pear wrapped in its distinctive styrofoam, while wearing nothing but a low-slung skirt and a pair of disposable mesh undies -- the kind handed out to women after birth to deal with all sorts of fun post-birth consequences like bleeding and incontinence.
Chrissy, 32, captioned the revealing pic: "If you haven't seen @aliwong's new Netflix special, you are bad at picking Netflix specials," adding the hashtag #asianpearunderwear.
Of course, Wong -- a favorite comedian of the supermodel -- famously compared post-birth underwear to the "material that they package those fancy Korean pears in" during her original stand-up comedy special Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife.

On Sunday, Chrissy shared the first photo of her little son on Instagram, announcing the new babe's name.
"Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens - We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!" she wrote alongside a first snap of the bub.
He joins newly minted big sister Luna Simone, two.

And while we are overjoyed by Chrissy and her husband John Legend's exciting news, things weren't smooth sailing when it came to conceiving both their kids.
Chrissy and husband John Legend conceived Luna via IVF, but they weren't successful the first time, leaving the couple devastated.
"Ours didn't work the first time, and it was devastating," she has previously said of the experience. "You realize that a lot of it is luck, and you can't blame things on yourself. It's so easy to try to figure out what you might have done 'wrong' and do the opposite the next time."

Not only that, but after Luna was born, Chrissy suffered from postpartum depression – something she now feels prepared for, if she endures it a second time around.
"The depression thing came out of nowhere! And I will say, I'm not even worried about it for this time — because I know what to expect at least."
Chrissy, thank you for getting so real about motherhood!