Ellie Goulding is taking a leap of faith and sharing a post of her baby boy, admitting she was “nervous” to do so.
“Our future generations shouldn’t have to inherit a broken planet because we didn’t take the opportunity to fix it when we could! LETS GO!!!” Goulding captioned the image, revealing how she was headed to the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
“I was particularly nervous to post a picture of my son, even just the back of his head, because I have chosen to not expose him to the world on social media,” Goulding begins.
“I feel quite strongly about this (I believe it is his decision when he is older!) I have had people try to take photos of him now and then (really!) and I have politely asked if they could not. I am extremely protective over him as any mother would be,” she continues. “My amazing fans (I love you) and even the press have respected this. Thank you v much x”
“There’s a huge sense of camaraderie among new mums, not only dealing with being pregnant, but then breastfeeding and just figuring it all out,” said the pop star. “It seems like motherhood is a time when you can never say too much about what’s going on, and I’m grateful for that.”
And when it comes to finding a balance between work and family, Goulding
“I’ve had to strike a balance between going back to work and being with Arthur. But I am really enjoying those moments together — it’s a very unique experience between you and your child,” she explained. “He’s already got a little personality and he’s only 3 months old. Nothing can prepare you for motherhood. It’s one of those things that is really daunting when it happens.”
“But Caspar,” she continued of her husband, “is brilliant. He’s really hands-on. And Arthur is a joy, a real joy.”
Goulding revealed her pregnancy back in February, when she was 30 weeks along.
“The thought of getting pregnant didn’t seem like it could be a reality,” the singer told Vogue at the time, noting that she and her husband found out about the pregnancy while they were celebrating their one-year anniversary in August.
“Becoming pregnant kind of made me feel human,” she also told the outlet. “I want a better word than womanly, [but]—I have curves I’ve never had before. I’m enjoying it. My husband’s enjoying it.”
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