Little People's Audrey Roloff shares emotional note after admitting she's 'crying tears of pain' after giving birth
LITTLE People's Audrey Roloff shared an emotional note with her fans after admitting she's "hurting" days after giving birth.
The reality star welcomed her third child, son Radley earlier this week.
Audrey has gotten vulnerable with her followers about her health in the days since the newborn was born.
On Instagram, the 30-year-old shared another heartbreaking message to connect with her followers who have also suffered from postpardum depression.
She wrote: "I wish all you postpardum mamas out there could read my DM's right now literally thousands of you guys expressing your postpardum hurts and the hard that is this season."
The mom-of-three continued: "We are not alone. Whether it's your physical body like its been for me or your mental state like it is for so many others. We need to be honest with ourselves and each other and give ourselves more grace for this season."
She accompanied the caption with a darling close-up shot of her baby boy sleeping while she cradled him in her arms.
Previously, the LPBW star opened up about her pain and exhaustion in a tell-all post discussing her postpartum experience.
Audrey shared a sweet photo of her holding Radley close to her chest, and although the moment was precious, the reality star claimed that many mothers' postpartum experiences are anything but.
She captioned the first photograph, indicating that the photograph was taken two days postpartum: "Maybe it will be different this time.
"Maybe I'll get through the first week of recovery without the dreaded M word… I didn't tear as bad. I didn't hemorrhage this time."
Audrey left no detail of her experience out for her fans and continued: "My birth experience was so beautiful and peaceful and empowering. Those first few days postpartum I was so encouraged."
However, Audrey expressed that on her third day postpartum, her pain took a turn for the worst.
The TLC star posted a photograph of her nose red and blotchy, as she looked completely exhausted lying in bed.
She continued her long post reminding fans that there's more to giving birth than the cute baby photos: "This is what you hardly ever see on the other side of the screen.
"An overflowing postpartum nightstand with a very tired, hurting, recovering mama. Tears of joy as she swoons over her newborn baby and tears of pain as she aches in too many places to count."
Audrey commented that she believes people don't talk about it openly enough.
She wanted to remind other mothers that if "your body feels wrecked" that they are not alone.
The new mama hasn't been shy to show off her journey at any point, as the day prior she posted a photo taken of herself wearing only a bra and shorts "just one hour postpartum."
In it, she appeared to still have a baby bump, though she had already delivered son Radley.
She captioned the post: "The 1 hour postpartum mirror selfie. God made our bodies to do miraculous things like bringing life into the world."
Audrey delivered her son in a bathtub, sharing photos from the experience on social media.
In one photo, the author appeared to be cradling her son while sitting in the tub.
It also showed her husband Jeremy Roloff, 31, touching Audrey's face as she smiled up at him.
Audrey captioned the post: "Can't wait to share his birth story with you guys."
In another picture, Audrey sat in the tub with Radley as Jeremy held onto her hand. The duo smiled for the camera.
She captioned the post: "Photo was taken right away Jer shouts, 'It's a BOY!'"
'IT'S A BOY'
The couple first announced the news of the birth on Tuesday with a series of family photos.
Audrey captioned the post: "It's a BOY!!! Welcome to the world Radley Knight Roloff.
"Born 11.8.21 at 6:32 am 9.1 lbs 21.5 in and born en caul which was wild! I can't wait to share his brith story with you soon.
"We are grateful to God for answering so many specific prayers in regards to this labor and delivery.
"A word that I had been praying over this birth was 'harmony.' And it truly was one of the most harmonious experiences."
Audrey and Jeremy are also parents to Ember, three, and Bode, one.
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