Duff and husband, Matthew Koma, both 33, invited daughter Mae into the world on March 24 — joining their eldest daughter, Banks Violet, 2, and Duff’s son, Luca Cruz, 9, from her previous marriage.
“Feeling ready to share some photos of Mae Mae’s birth day!!! For me to feel safe during birth and get to where I need to go, it’s crucial to have the right support system,” Duff began the caption.
“The perfect amount of space, counter-pressure, humor, stillness and people that support my power. My hubby is the most calm anchor in the room when I feel like climbing the walls and my little Molly is an extraordinary doula who sat with me when I needed to be still and quiet.”
Duff went on to reveal how her own mother was there to support her during the birth.
“She quite enjoyed the fact that I was sitting on doggy puddle pads as my water had broken hours before ???? My own mama was there to make all the snacks and watch with a big nervous smile as her baby brings her a new grandbaby earthside. The help that I have to support my other children while I am not able is maybe the most comforting thought of all. All hands on deck. Forever lol.”
“This is hard work…every way a woman brings a baby in is. From getting pregnant to c-sections, hospital or home births, the breast feeding journey (oy vey that one gets me every time) and raising these little beings responsibly to be stand up, [confident], kind citizens of the world. It’s completely consuming. A tedious, magical, miraculous adventure…So cheers almighty mothers. You make mountains move daily ♥️”
Recently, Duff spoke on the “learning curve” that is having three kiddos.
“I have help, but babies just want their mom. Even Luca is still like, ‘Mom, Mom, Mom.’ Mom cooks the thing the right way, and Mom packs the bag the right way. It’s crazy,” Duff says of her new life as a mom of three.
“It’s a learning curve to throw a newborn into the mix. A lot of people have been like, ‘That third kid really gets you.’ And they’re right!”
But despite the workload — Duff is in love.
“I’m so in love with all my kids,” she says, “and I love this mayhem.”
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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