The 32-year-old recently shared details about her little girl in a Q&A session on her Instagram Story last Thursday evening — sharing how she and boyfriend Tom Daly decided on their 2-week-old daughter, Tuulikki Joan‘s name.
“It wasn’t hard to choose her name because I always knew I wanted a Finnish name,” says Hosk. “I think Finnish names are so cute. And Tuulikki is my mom’s middle name and my mom’s side of the family is from Finland, and they all have Finnish names and they’re all so cute.”
She adds, “And when I told Tom about this name, he loved it too, which was a sign because it’s kind of a very unique name. So for him to love it, I thought, ‘We have to name her Tuulikki.’ “
And when addressing the meaning behind the name, Hosk reveals” ‘Tuuli’ means ‘wind’ and ‘Tuulikki’ means ‘little wind,’ and [it’s] also the name of a forest goddess.” But they call her Tuuli for short.
On Feb. 12 — Hosk announced her little one’s arrival to Instagram, posting a selfie with Daly and their newborn resting. “Happiest day of my life meeting you. Proudest moment in my life giving birth to you,” the new mom wrote in part.
A few days later, Hosk shared a series of essays about her home birth.
“Sometimes I look at her and I cry when I think about what we went through together,” she said. “I feel such gratitude for the women around me, I look at the mothers around me with such deep respect and admiration and I feel such gratitude for the beautiful profession of the midwifes and doulas and I realize birth can be easy or hard, beautiful or dark, but every woman’s story is so sacred and so important. I love you.”
Hosk also discussed her postpartum body in her Instagram Story session — revealing how she feels “very grateful” after experiencing pregnancy as well as childbirth, “for what our bodies can do, as women.”
“It’s truly magical and amazing and we’re so incredible, and I’m just trying to give myself time to heal and not put a lot of pressure on to try and be a size 0 or anything like that,” she adds.
“More than anything,” Hosk continues, “I look at my body with gratitude and a new perspective of just feeling beautiful in all these new curves.” And when it comes to who Tuuli resembles: “Everyone says she looks like Tom,” says the new mom. “But that she has my eyes.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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