10 Lies Celebrity Moms Tell

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From the moment they get knocked up to their kid’s first birthday and beyond, celebrities spread vicious rumors about the joys of new motherhood. And they’re doing none of us any favors. Here are just a few lies celebrity moms tell…

1. They craved cantaloupe while pregnant. Weird, right? Of all the food in all the world, these wild women craved fruit! No they didn’t. They CRAVED hot fudge sundaes and nachos. They ATE fruit.

2. They’re “over the moon” and “resting comfortably” after childbirth. Whether you’ve had a vaginal delivery or a C-section, how comfortable were you after delivery? If comfortable means hopped up on Percocet and peeing standing up with a nurse’s assistance, I rested comfortably too.

3. Breastfeeding is the only weight loss plan they’re on. Breastfeeding must be code for personal training sessions and meal delivery service.

4. Their husbands are all naturals. Where is the celebrity who says, “My husband has no effing clue what he’s doing and I can’t guide him because I don’t know either!”? I didn’t see that couple on The View.

5. Their pets love the baby. Sure, we all like to pretend that our pets haven’t become second class citizens – that they are still eating delicious, gourmet, farm-to-table meals and enjoying them while sitting at the table together … like a family. Let’s be honest, their pets hate the baby.

6. They’re totally content with their newfound curves. (And I’m totally content being a unicorn.)

7. Their babies are “so good.” They never cry, they’re totally laid back and they sleep through the night already. No, YOU, sleep through the night already because YOU have a night nurse and a doula. THEY’RE up screaming their asses off with the rest of us.

8. They couldn’t wait until their doctors cleared them to have sex again. C’mon.

9. Their jobs are “so supportive” and family-friendly. Think their job is really family-friendly? Or think their colleagues are quietly cursing them as they to run whip out the boob used to calm their screaming baby in between takes?

10. They want to have ten more. But they never, ever do. (Unless they’re Tori Spelling. She really does that shit.)

About the writer

Cindy is a two-time rookie mom, pop-culture junkie, Nacho enthusiast and proud co-founder of Binkies n Drinkies. Virginia is a hipster-wanna-be, photographer and mommy of a 3-year-old girl, with a baby on the way. Both women are pretty sure they'd be lying in a ditch somewhere in South Jersey if they didn't have such awesome girlfriends. Check out their site or their Binkies n Drinkies Facebook page.

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Susan Horak 2 years ago

They could actually crave fruit. My mom when she was pregnant with my brother and me craved watermelon even when it wasn’t in season. So I don’t see why other people wouldn’t have cravings for fruit.

Trisha 2 years ago

Why would I lie about this stuff? Im not a celebrity-I just felt compelled to comment because maybe this stuff really is true for some people. Everyone’s different, don’t be haters. Im not mad at women who tell me they had 4 hour labours. Do I wish my experience would have been more like that, ya but its not anyone’s fault either way.

Erin 2 years ago

Trisha is full of shit. I craved pineapple and gummy bears.

Trisha 2 years ago

Oh and not to continue to sounds like an asshole, but on #3, I did lose all my pregnanu weight gain almost immediately. I lost 25lbs in the hospital and could fit all my regular jeans by the time I got home. I didn’t look pregnant at all, and lost another 10lbs from breastfeeding within a few weeks. Everybody is different…some women had a much easier time than me. I wouldn’t have traded alot of these things for a healthier pregnancy. I also had viscous morning sickness…

Trisha 2 years ago

#7 my baby is a total angel. She hardly cries. I’d say less than an hour a day total. My husband said its far less than his other children, and she does sleep through the night. She always has. #8 We couldn’t wait to have sex again! We lasted 3 weeks and it felt fine/good. #9 I am currently staying at home, so I am thankful for that luxury. The thought of leaving her breaks my heart. #10 this is the only one I have to say is NOT true for me!! I hated being pregnant, labour was awful not to mention the initial complications. I love love my baby to death and am so thankful, but I for care to have another one-AT ALL. The thought doesn’t even occur to me and sounds horrible.

Trisha 2 years ago

Hmm..everyone is different. I was in the hospital 3 weeks prior to delivery and was in labor for 28 hours. So, I wouldn’t say I am a lucky one, but in some ways maybe. #1 I craved fruit in pregnancy, #2 I only pushed less than a half hour with no tears etc, so I was resting comfortable and felt like a million bucks the next day. BTW I was induced and had an epidural. #3 breastfeeding was a breeze. I never really became engorged –atleast it wasnt painful and my nipples never hurt. I hardly leak, and I EBF successfully. #4 my husband has been great. Very loving, and helpful, but this isn’t his first. #5 my dog does love the baby! He’s been a total sweetheart and very protective. #6 I feel good about the curves because there is hardly a difference except my large boobs have become even larger. No stretch marks to speak of anywhere, and beyond my nipples my breasts haven’t changed at all beyond size.

Crystal 2 years ago

So true and so funny. However, with my 1st pregnancy I did crave cold fresh fruit … and Popsicles. With the other 2 pregnancies I did crave a lot of junk. Lol.

Sarah Marina 2 years ago

i gave birth in hospital at 2am and was back home sleeping in my bed with my baby by 5am :)

Amy Shorter-Koenig 2 years ago

I'd have to disagree with a few of these. :-) Only because I think they do vary from woman to woman. For instance, I never craved nasty things like ice cream or nachos. My things were rotisserie chickens (I'd eat a whole one at a sitting lol) and minestrone soup and salad and breadsticks from the Olive Garden (I would go in there often just for lunch and eat TONS). Other than those things I wanted absolutely nothing. Everything else grossed me out my entire pregnancies. Secondly, our pets actually DID (and still do) love the babies. But, I am in animal rescue and know how to prepare the pets before and after the kids come, and know how to treat them after the kids come to ensure they know they are still important, and know how to socialize the kids and dogs together as they grow up. Finally, both of our babies really WERE good babies! They slept in their own beds, and they both woke up once a night for a feeding, and they would sleep until 9:00 the next day or so. The difficult thing for me was that neither of them would nurse, so I pumped exclusively around the clock – 9 months with the first and 5 months with the second. (Wish I could have gone longer, but YOU try pumping every 2 hours around the clock – you never really get any deep rest!). And I really was ready for sex! Even with a c-section both times I was READY! lol Everything is different for everyone. I don't doubt that celebrities lie, and that they have it a lot easier because they have personal chefs, trainers, and nannies, but the above written is also not all true for us "normal" women either! :-)

Angie 2 years ago

I craved and ate fruit… But I’m sure we’d all be a hell of a lot better off if we had on call nannies/chefs/maids 24/7 too..

Denise 2 years ago

The only healthy habit I picked up while pregnant was a craving for milk. (I had a thing for ice cold milk and peanut butter on a spoon.) And what kind of crappy doctors don’t warn their patients what size they will be? My doctor looked me in the eye and said, pack your favorite pants from 5 months. That’s what will fit when you leave.

Lisa 2 years ago

I can honestly say that my husband was a natural. After being in labor for 24hrs w/ a c-sec, I was in A LOT of pain afterwards and couldn’t do anything. He was amazing and really took to being a daddy naturally :)

Anyway.. other than that… yeah…
Really wish a celeb would just tell it like it is. They got fat. They had to work their asses off literally, and being a new mom is tiring and difficult.

Kelli 2 years ago

And she didn’t have 10 more. Says the mom of 9. 4 is a whole different story.

Jocelyn 2 years ago

They might not be lying ! When I was pregnant, I craved golden delicious apples! chocolate and junk food made me sick just to think about it. On the 5th day after my planned c/s I told my husband I would kill him if he didn’t bang me– he was scared to death of hurting me but more afraid of my hormonal rage so he finally gave in. My baby boy actually did sleep thru the night from birth– 8PM to 8AM. I would try to wake him to nurse but he wouldn’t stay awake for more than a few seconds! When he started teething at 9 months is when he stopped sleeping thru the night for a long time–a month of no sleep had us about ready to claw each other’s eyes out and quit our jobs. I actually GAINED weight while Breastfeeding…I am gonna call bullshit on the nursing makes you lose weight thing tho– at 8 months pp I had to go on diet pills to lose the baby weight because cutting calories and busting my ass at the gym 5 days a week did not do a damn thing!

Jocelyn 2 years ago

Thy hey might not be lying ! When I was pregnant, I craved golden delicious apples! chocolate and junk food made me sick just to think about it. On the 5th day after my planned c/s I told my husband I would kill him if he didn’t bang me– he was scared to death of hurting me but more afraid of my hormonal rage so he finally gave in. My baby boy actually did sleep thru the night from birth– 8PM to 8PM. I would try to wake him to nurse but he wouldn’t stay awake for more than a few seconds! When he started teething at 9 months is when he stopped sleeping thru the night for a long time–a month of no sleep had us about ready to claw each other’s eyes out and quit our jobs.

Valerya Rose Baker 2 years ago

I craved fruit with all four of my pregnancies. I also craved vegetables with the last two. Those weren't my only cravings, but they were legit cravings. 6 weeks was definitely hard to wait before having sex after my first two were born. My babies have all been good. Of they weren't, I would have four. I lost 30 pounds (the most I gained with pregnancy) in the first 6 weeks without trying. I was pretty comfortable after my last two deliveries, which were natural. The spinal block and epidural I had with my first two, respectively, made recovery awful.

Not everything a celebrity says is a lie. Their comments can be completely true, though they may not be common experiences.

Kimberly 2 years ago

Well heck, I must be a B-lister because more than half these were true for me! I craved fruit (hello 5 grapefruits a day, heck yum). I rested comfortably after delivery (second baby, first it was hellish for weeks), I was over the moon (again second, not first), & breastfeeding was my only weight-loss plan. & hello 6 weeks!!

But yes. No to the rest. My kids don’t sleep through until their at least 2.5! And no to loving curves. I preferred my pre-pregnancy body. But yes. I think my second baby was a much better experience than my first. So I can’t disbelieve everything celebrities say.

An I’m hoping my third will be even better. Now I must go eat another grapefruit.

Kathleen 2 years ago

I actually have to admit (at my own peril, I know) that I craved fruit with both pregnancies. But not all fruit, just apples. I craved apples like you wouldn’t believe and my husband was always having to run out to buy bag of golden delicious apples because I’d eat like five a day. On the other hand, I also craved fajitas, Doritos, and Fritos. I suppose the apples cancelled out the bag of Fritos bag I ate every two days right?

Holly@ClubThrifty 2 years ago

Some women ARE aliens!
My best friend walked out of the hospital with her pre-baby size 4 body intact. I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. I, however, was not that lucky. My youngest is two and I am still carrying around an extra 7-8 pounds!

Rachelle Vigil 2 years ago

Yeah- I had my second baby without pain meds and my recovery was AMAZING compared to my first epidural birth. I really was "Resting comfortably" the next day after giving birth. And I could even SIT! I couldn't sit up for a month without pain after my first.

Rachelle Vigil 2 years ago

Me too! I craved all kinds of things, and some of them were even healthy! Watermelon, green beans (really!), sushi…. and also cake and pizza. And I ate it ALL! lol (don't worry, the sushi was cooked)

Nichole 2 years ago

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone looked like they ate at Golden Corral for lunch right after giving birth to a baby. Sure, she walked out of the hospital in sensible heels. While normal people walk out of the hospital in flip flops considering they’re feet have multiplied in girth and sometimes length. And yes, having a MAC makeup consultant come prepare my face for its grand reveal is terribly realistic. Let’s not forget the blowout. I’m sure the first thing any mother in labor will remember to pack is their CHI flat iron. Still yet, I commend her for showing the world what a real New mom looks like.

Amber 2 years ago

Ha!

Yes, I loved Kate’s real body. I roll my eyes at those covers where celebs say they lost baby weight in a month. Whatever.

I also laugh when they claim the siblings LOVE the new baby. Or maybe this just wasn’t the case with my kids. My son was happy for 5 minutes and then he was like, “Please remove this screaming thing. Thanks.”

Kristen Mae at Abandoning Pretense 2 years ago

It’s only a matter of time before all the celebs catch on and stop acting all perfect and start being honest so that we “regular moms” will stop hatin’ on ’em. It would be such better publicity than the current method; I can’t believe no one’s figured it out yet.

Oh, wait – Kate did, by showing her adorable post-baby belly. She even cupped her hands underneath the bump, which highlighted the roundness for cryin’ out loud! How can you NOT love that woman?

Reshma D. Adwar 2 years ago

Celebrities are resting comfortably because SOMEONE ELSE is most likely taking care of their baby! Also the reason they can be back to their pre-baby body in 6 weeks. And how they can continue working their fabulous jobs and traveling all over the place for work.

MomChalant 2 years ago

Breastfeeding is definitely code for personal trainings and personal chefs/delivery meal services. I lost almost all of my weight breastfeeding, didn’t work out or eat right and gained it all back, plus some.

I love that Kate showed off her post-pregnancy belly. Hers looked way better than mine. And I was definitely 10x more swollen than she was.

Kristine Kelsey Olson 2 years ago

I agree Lori- give the girl a break. It takes a long time for everything to go back into place.

Tiffani Nunery 2 years ago

I know!! Kim Kardashian had her baby in June and no one has seen her since lol!

Cindy 2 years ago

Thanks Heather. :)

PS – Guilty of wondering the same!

Heather 2 years ago

This is hilarious and soo completely true. I often wonder how awesome I would look if I could just get a personal trainer, personal chef, a 24/7 nanny, and a house cleaner. Then I could spend all my time making myself the hottest me possible. Anybody that thinks this post is about insecurities is OBVIOUSLY insecure themselves because they are spending time on the internet leaving asshole comments on a funny, silly blog post that was wrote to make other mom’s laugh.

Lucy 2 years ago

I have to say, I never really craved bad foods during pregnancy, but a lot of women I know say the opposite. I actually did crave fruit! I was buying it in bulk from Costco, I ate it so much. There was the occasional hamburger craving (I don’t even eat red meat!), but otherwise, pretty much all healthy items.

Cindy 2 years ago

No Courtney, I’m not insecure. I’m a mom of two babies who is into pop culture but has read one too many glamorized articles in UsWeekly or People magazine that detail how flawless life is supposed to be from pregnancy on. I did not experience flawlessness either time. So I wrote this blog at 11 p.m. after my girls went to sleep as a way to wind down after a long day and keep it light with a laughable take on all of the Royal talk. I understand that you didn’t identify with one or any of these points or even enjoy reading the post, and that’s okay, but rest assured it was not written out of insecurity. Just fun.

Lori Franchini Olson 2 years ago

it's truly shocking how critical people can be. the girl had a baby. she carried an 8+ lb baby. I looked like that for weeks. I thought she looked radiant, beautiful, and happy. there is so much negativity out there.

monica 2 years ago

I love this post. that is all.

Maya 2 years ago

This is the most honest & sane response to an insane (&inane) world regarding pregnancy & motherhood I think I’ve ever read online. It’s all so ridiculous. Thank you Susan!

Tralonia Brewer 2 years ago

Yeah, I took the cutest little outfit for me to wear home from the hospital when I had my first child. I WORE home one of my maternity outfits. Even then I tried to belt it to make it cuter…until I realized at only 2 days after giving birth I HAD NO WAIST! LOL Thanks for keepin' it real, Kate.

Michelle Bellinilp 2 years ago

I’m glad she’s showing the world what women REALLY look like after giving birth!!! At this point, no nanny — but she’s going to have to go back to work being the Princess. First royals ever in England not to already have a nanny. But, they have her family!!!

courtney 2 years ago

i clicked on this link because a friend posted it on fb. are you all really that insecure to even care about what celebs “lies” say or don’t say about birth or look like or don’t look like? really who cares, i’m sorry this was a really dumb blog.

Jennie Handke 2 years ago

After 27 hours of labor with my first, who was born at 6:40pm, went home by noon the next day. 5 hours of labor with my second, born at 3pm one day, home by noon the next day. AND took care of my 18 month old :)

Vanessa 2 years ago

I actually did crave cantaloupe. Too bad it was the middle of winter, but lucky for me my mother had frozen some.

Alisyne Tumminia 2 years ago

I couldn't fit into the shirt I brought to wear home from the hospital, because I didn't know I would have a post-baby bump!

Jessica 2 years ago

The fact that she’s even smiling is awesome. Giving birth is draining and then Kate has to get all made up and smile for the cameras coming out of the hospital-I think I wore a hoodie and sweats with all 4 of my kids.

Sarah 2 years ago

Much agreed.

Sarah 2 years ago

I personally can identify with some of these ‘Lies’. For one, breastfeeding was my only method of weight loss. I honestly didnt want to lose any weight. I have always been thin and I loved my post baby look and feel. I also craved watermelon like crazy with both of my pregnancy which may be why it was so easy to drop the baby weight and I healed faster then many women do and I did rest comfortably after having my second. I was uncomfortable for a few hours then the pain and swelling subsided and all was good. This could have been because of my natural home birth and having full control of my body and following the natural urges, no doctor telling me what to do and when. My 4 month old also sleeps through the night although she does wake up once or twice to eat, depending on how much she ate before going to bed :) I guess that I am one lucky mama.

Brandi J 2 years ago

I actually liked my “still preggo” belly after I got over the shock of it (I too did not realize it “stayed” with you for awhile) – made breastfeeding easier – the belly supported the babes so my arms didn’t tired! lol. My own natural “boppy pillow!” Although it decided to stick around WAY long after I was done breastfeeding. Alas…haha

Brandi J 2 years ago

I hear ya, Wanda. I have 3 boys and have really bad “diastasis” – abdominal separation and when I asked my gyno if he’d ever seen anybody “recover” from it naturally (plus the saggy “apron belly” as I call it), he looked at me, and said, “Uh, not without surgery.” Well, thanks for being honest doc! My primary care doc also was shocked at how bad the diastasis was. (probably my own doing, since I got REALLY huge with all 3 – but really gained the same amount of weight whether I pigged out like a crazy person – with #1 or REALLY watched what I ate – like #2 and especially #3!) I CAN get my belly down a LITTLE with lots of diet and exercise, but I got so huge, the saggy skin will likely never go away and again, the separation of muscle will never go away without surgery. You don’t really notice it unless I sit up from a lying down position, and then I have the tell-tale “pop tent look” to my belly. It bothers me more than hubby, but it doesn’t bother me enough to get surgery!

Brandi J 2 years ago

Yeah, after my first – I was totally shocked that it looked like I hadn’t delivered at all (I had a c-section), but I’ve also seen some friends (and my sis) leave the hospital with a totally flat tummy. It varies, but I’m really glad that Kate is confident enough to show the world what having a baby REALLY looks like. Sadly, I maintained my “still preggo look” for almost 12 months, but that was entirely MY own fault, for not exercising/working out. Lol. 13 years and 2 more later, I still sometimes look like I’m ready to deliver at any moment. ha-ha.

Samantha Bundy Feikles 2 years ago

the women was up on her feet after only one day people! Let's cut her a break. lol

Susan Carlson 2 years ago

I have to disagree on a lot of this. Specifically 1 through 10. I always craved watermelon, cucumbers, pineapple. Never had ANY kind of pain meds before during or after labor and delivery. Since I refuse to go to a gym, I guess breastfeeding was the only weight loss thing I did. Both husbands (no, not at the same time) were as helpful as I wanted them to be. My pets loved all of my kids, and there was a lot of contact between them from infancy on up. Curves are curves, what's wrong with curves? #7 never bothered me because that is such a small part of infancy…and there is some really deep love that develops with those nighttime sessions. #8….well, I did that when I felt like it, not based on when the doctor's office could fit me in. #9. Hmmm, why would you want to take a baby to work? I've done it, didn't like it. I would have loved 10 more but alas, finances and health reasons made that an unwise decision. I had very short labors, I looked pretty damn good right after childbirth and have the pictures to prove it. And I never got the after-baby belly until baby #4. By then I was immune to what anyone else said or thought. So, you don't have to be a celebrity and have a lot of money to do all this pregnancy/birthing/baby stuff with great ease and joy. Some women are just more suited to it than others, both physically and temperamentally. And I would bet that women who have trouble with numbers 1 through 10 have much cleaner houses than mine, are much more organised, and have a more difficult time in having this "event" control their lives.

Susan Carlson 2 years ago

I have to disagree on a lot of this. Specifically 1 through 10. I always craved watermelon, cucumbers, pineapple. Never had ANY kind of pain meds before during or after labor and delivery. Since I refuse to go to a gym, I guess breastfeeding was the only weight loss thing I did. Both husbands (no, not at the same time) were as helpful as I wanted them to be. My pets loved all of my kids, and there was a lot of contact between them from infancy on up. Curves are curves, what's wrong with curves? #7 never bothered me because that is such a small part of infancy…and there is some really deep love that develops with those nighttime sessions. #8….well, I did that when I felt like it, not based on when the doctor's office could fit me in. #9. Hmmm, why would you want to take a baby to work? I've done it, didn't like it. I would have loved 10 more but alas, finances and health reasons made that an unwise decision. I had very short labors, I looked pretty damn good right after childbirth and have the pictures to prove it. And I never got the after-baby belly until baby #4. By then I was immune to what anyone else said or thought. So, you don't have to be a celebrity and have a lot of money to do all this pregnancy/birthing/baby stuff with great ease and joy. Some women are just more suited to it than others, both physically and temperamentally. And I would bet that women who have trouble with numbers 1 through 10 have much cleaner houses than mine, are much more organised, and have a more difficult time in having this "event" control their lives.

Catt 2 years ago

No one said no sleep and leaking boobs
Depression and absent hubby on call at hospital

Haeley Derby-Nardone 2 years ago

Samantha Bundy Feikles – I went home about 28 hours after I checked in to labor and give birth for both of my kids. It isnt that big a deal.

JDub 2 years ago

We were in a baby class that lasted until after the babies were born. When the first mother came back to class a couple of days after giving birth I was so shocked to see that she still looked pregnant. I had no idea that the belly wouldn’t go away immediately. I was so upset after class, freaking out about never losing the stomach.

It is nice to see someone in the public eye actually presenting a real portrait of what you look like.

Carolyn Leanne Béchard 2 years ago

Gotta say, all I want while pregnant is fruit! And breastfeeding alone DID help me lose all my baby weight with both kids! And… I still want several more haha.

Bethany Becker 2 years ago

I craved pineapple with my first!!! And gummi bears…..shhhhh!! :)

Tenns @ New Mama Diaries 2 years ago

I actually totally crave fruit, especially cantaloupe. Although I do have a huge sweet tooth, it’s actually less now while pregnant. It’s like my body has a limit to how much sugar it will ingest at a time. I actually kinda miss liking sweets as much as I used.

Tiffany Hathorn 2 years ago

To be fair…I did crave watermelon a lot while pregnant and my son did sleep through the night right away, but everything else was a no-go. Especially not #10. That's just crazy. Childbirth was the worst 8 hours of my life. No way I'm doing that 9 more times!

Woolies, Naturally 2 years ago

Hysterical and SO TRUE!

Melissa DiCicco 2 years ago

I have mucho respect for Kate for showing her true self after birth!

Melissa DiCicco 2 years ago

Fucking brilliant! #2 had me laugh out loud, than number 6 & 7 I oh so relate too!
R U F"N kidding me, my daughter is 2.5 years old and I still am losing the last 10 f'n pounds, and she still has me waking up 1-3 times a night!

Angela Ingram 2 years ago

I really do crave fruit while pregnant… and cake, but some fruit:P

Curious Little Kid 2 years ago

No one told me I'd have a post-baby bump after I gave birth to my son, I was a little shocked when I walked out still looking pregnant. I love that Kate bared her post-baby bump!

Sarah Meyer 2 years ago

Susan, you were incredibly lucky. For most of us, it doesn't go like that and that's what's the article is about. They are painting an unrealistic picture of pregnancy/labor and post-partum. Congrats to you if that's how it went and I'm jealous because mine certainly did NOT go that way. AT. ALL.

Pam 2 years ago

I was discharged front the hospital 12 hours after birth and felt amazing. Sore but over the moon.

Gina Lopez Alexander 2 years ago

Kate you look beautiful…. Celebrities keep it real…. stop living a fantasy.

Caren Fern 2 years ago

All true

Jennifer M Sturdivant 2 years ago

Samantha I was discharged 24 hours after my third was born

Leslie Epstein 2 years ago

I hate to say it…..but truth be told, I craved steamed broccoli something awful when I was pregnant. Yeah OK I ate my share of Filet of Fish and molten lava cake, but….yeah.

Wanda Logan Howard 2 years ago

Oh, for God's sakes….she had a baby! My youngest is 46 and I STILL have belly fat.. 😉

Ganzii 2 years ago

I had a traumatic birth experience with DS2 – 38 hours from induction to delivery, and him ending up being taken straight to the NICU. My ex-FIL visited the next day and the first thing he said to me was “Oh wow, you still have a belly!” I could have stabbed him.

The celebrity claims that their babies/toddlers eat worldly cuisine always annoy me. “Oh yes, she is 15 months old and just LOVES kung pao chicken, haggis, and sushi!” Maybe I’m just annoyed because my son refuses to eat real food other than chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, but still.

Aleda ‘Carl’ Kirschbaum 2 years ago

A lot of these were true for me with my first and last kids. My middle one gave me labor from hell and I couldn't sit, walk, or do anything normally for two months after, so yeah, the post effects listed above were true after I had her! LOL

Ronda 2 years ago

percocet? I didn’t get no percocet! I had three tears and they sent me home with a couple ibuprofen! why didn’t anyone tell me I could have had percocet?!

Erica Winn 2 years ago

@Tiffany Hathorn – 8 HOURS! Lucky duck! I spent 19 hrs of labour with my son, then 2 hrs of active pushing. Be happy you ONLY had 8 hours ;-). That total was only while I was IN the hospital, I had several hours of early labour before going in (so probably around 24hrs total).

As for the article, my kiddo did sleep through the night too right away. Which I totally needed after-the-fact.

Liz Pifer 2 years ago

So true. Amazing how many people have no idea what women really look like after giving birth. Example, this morning on the Today show the meteorologist Dylan Dreyer said "I didn't know you still looked pregnant after having a baby. I thought that was the baby and when it came out you looked normal again," only in Hollywood people.

Joanne 2 years ago

Now, now…some women are just aliens plain and simple. Heidi Klum presented her post baby body on the runway flat tummy and all 5 minutes after they took her epidural out. 😉

What I personally can’t believe is that Kate was walking! 24 hours after I delivered a tiny, small headed baby with no tearing at all, I was still having my bloody sheets changed from under me, squirting myself off after I peed, and wearing an ice diaper. She’s walking up and down stairs! But all I craved during my pregnancy was fruit and during those 6 weeks was sex! I was nervous to start again but I sure was eager to get the all clear to do so!!

Vanessa 2 years ago

I hate to be that girl, but… #1) I totally craved fruit, and fresh things. Don’t get me wrong I also craved the sweet stuff too, but fruit was definitely one of those things.

#2) I was up and walking around after birth, and was comfortable. Labour/delivery are easy on me. That’s probably how I ended up having four kids.

#7) three out of my four were those babies that barely cried, and slept 4-6 hrs for the first 6 months (Don’t stress, they’re turning into pre-teens now and making up for being those awesome babies..)

#8)I was counting down the days! (again, probably another reason we have four… )

Kat 2 years ago

She looked beautiful! I can’t believe that anybody could criticize her appearance two days after giving birth. Some of these celebrities and media are SO out of touch with reality!

Beth 2 years ago

We know she had a stylist fix her up before she emerged from the hospital. That said, she still looked wonderful, happy and exhausted. Did anyone get the feeling at times, though, that she was trying not to start crying? I was a teary mess in the days after my son was born, I couldn’t imagine being in her shoes!

Sam Moore-Schwermann 2 years ago

I actually couldn't wait to have sex again. I like sex.

Lo 2 years ago

Lol I disagree with 1) I craved TONS of fruit while pregnant….along side the hot fudge sundae’s, 2) Not only was I comfortable, I got up and helped pack up the stuff to go to our room (our hospital had two different rooms for delivery and after) and, 8) I was so high off of “Hear me roar, I am woman and I made this!” I wanted sex hours after….I waited weeks but still wanted it.

Mary 2 years ago

I loved that she showed her tummy. She looked incredible, as i knew she would. I’m sure her post partum tummy looked so nice and firm was because she was in great shape before my tummy looked more like a water bed instead of a volleyball. Personally I looked like the Stay Puft Marshallow Man for 48 hours after giving birth. My face was swollen to twice its normal size. I followed very second of the royal birth and now that the name has been released, I’m going through post royal baby letdown. I don’t know what to do with myself.

With my second pregnancy I craved watermelon. I could put away half a watermelon in a sitting. But I normally love it anyway. First baby it was ice cream. I ate it every day for 3 months. Maybe there was a reason I gained forty pounds with the first and only 25 with the second.

Amanda 2 years ago

You go Kate. Rocking the bloated baby belly, and tired face like a pro. Yet she still looks amazing! I looked like a half beaten deflated tire.

Micah 2 years ago

I wasn’t really interested in the royal baby news, but I was very excited to see them leave the hospital and how proud they looked as new parents! Celebrities do lie about a lot of the baby issues, but some of this list I can actually see them telling the truth. I only craved apples and carrots–mostly apples! I still gained 22 pounds, but I probably ate an entire orchard of apples. And my son started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. And I didn’t even wait to be cleared to have sex; 5 weeks pp and I was SO ready to go at it again! So we did. I guess I had it pretty easy this time around, I’m sure my second (and last!) will be complete opposite.

susan 2 years ago

Bravo!!

catina 2 years ago

I wish i had this list before I had kids. I remember crying my eyes out after coming home from the hospital because I still looked 9 months preggers! I was so excited to see Kate’s bump!! Maybe now people will start realizing the truths about motherhood. Thanks Cindy and Virginia!!

Pam 2 years ago

I love her. I love them. Not even embarrassed over how excited I am about a royal baby!

Amanda 2 years ago

After I had my twins, I too wanted to have 10 more because I obviously needed to repopulate the earth with my babies. Then my psycho pregnancy hormones decided to finally vacate my body 9 whole months after I delivered and I realized that was a really stupid idea! Fortunately, I managed to not get pregnant during that 9 months.

Kate did the rest of us a favor by making an appearance with her natural body. It’s the real look.

TwinScheetz 2 years ago

Knowing how I felt the day after my twins came into this world, I am amazed she made a public appearance so soon. I thought she looked amazing. Bravo to her for showing everyone what your body really looks like after giving birth.

Tasha 2 years ago

I wish more celebrities revealed their post-baby body like Kate did. Maybe she’ll set a new trend? LOL! They are going to be such wonderful parents!

Jen 2 years ago

Amen!!!

Adrienne 2 years ago

I thought the pictures of Kate were perfect! She actually looks tired, as we all know she was. But she looks beautiful more than anything. I love that she made an appearance so soon after with no qualms about sharing her body.