This past week, Trainor spoke with Today‘s co-host Hoda Kotb about her recent choice to bottle-feed her 5-month-old son as a new momma.
“I was pumping as soon as I got to my room after the C-section. (But) I really struggled making milk,” Trainor revealed. “So finally, I was like, ‘I’m done.’”
“Everyone was like, ‘Good for you. I’m proud that you even tried,’” Trainor recalled. “I never felt guilty.”
And when it comes to baby Riley, well, he is just happy to be there.
“If I walk in a room, he just lights up,” Trainor shared. “No one told me, ‘He’s gonna love you so much and light up when you walk in a room. You’re like, ‘Oh my goodness. We’re his everything.’”
In a recent photo, Trainor shows off just how alike Riley and their husband Daryl Sabara are! “Juni Jr,” Trainor captioned the sweet pic. The name “Juni” is a reference to the infamous character Sabara played in the hit series, Spy Kids.
Just last month, Trainor cooked up the best birthday surprise for her husband Sabara. In the clip posted to Instagram, the couple can be seen playing with their now 5-month-old son, while repeatedly reminding the sweet little baby that they love him.
Out of the blue, the little one replies: “I love you,” which obviously sends his parents into an excited scream and they hold him close. The moment is then followed by Riley staring ahead wide-eyed, most likely ready to cry due to all the excitement.
“We’re going to count it!” proud mom Trainor, 27, happily states. The singer then captioned the clip, “Happy birthday @darylsabara ! You’ll never know how much we love you❤️.”
The happy news comes just after Trainor detailed her traumatic delivery of Riley, who was born via cesarean section back in February of this year.
Trainor revealed how her newborn was breech and had “breathing issues” just after delivery in a recent interview.
“It was one of those horror stories where he didn’t cry,” Trainor, 27, said of her son. “He didn’t make noise when he came out. I was like, ‘Why isn’t he crying?’” Doctors then informed Trainor that Riley was having breathing issues.
“It was terrifying,” Trainor recalled. Riley was then quickly rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit and had to have a feeding tube. “I got to see him for one second before they took him away,” Trainor told Today. “That was probably the worst part.” Trainor added, “But we’re so lucky we got to bring him home after five days.”
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