Four months ago, Amy (Duggar) King gave birth to her first child, a baby boy. Now she’s getting real about her postpartum body on Instagram.
In a series of images shared on her public account, King admitted that her body might not look like something people would see in a magazine, but she couldn’t be happier with what she sees when she looks in a mirror.
She began, “My body is not magazine perfect, but this is me. When I look in the mirror, I see a MOM. And there is no greater honor, love or blessing!”
Amy Duggar King Shows off Her ‘Mom Bod’ on Instagram
“To all the mama’s out there struggling to [accept] their new figure just remember every scar, tummy pooch, and stretch mark and flabbiness you have now has created life! Be proud of that!”
The proud mom concluded, “Your body is powerful and made you a mother! Forget society’s standards on what is beautiful! You’re a bad a–, be patient with your progress and love yourself.”
The new mom gave birth to her first child, Daxton Ryan King, via a c-section on October 9, 2019. She had a “smooth and easy delivery,” the family’s photographer Loren Bullard told People after the baby’s arrival. “Both mom and baby are great and healthy!”
King shared the news of their via social media last spring. She told People after sharing the news, “I’ve always wanted to be a boy mom! Dillon builds lifted trucks, so I can just imagine how supped-up the Power Wheels will be.
“We can’t wait for this little ball of energy to arrive! He’s already named, so let all the embroidery begin. I am so obsessed with bathrobes!”
The mom was praised for her willingness to share her body and love her body for the way it is. Hundreds of her followers applauded the business owner for her honesty.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.