The 28-year-old Amanda Bacon from North Carolina and her fiancé Ken are thrilled about the latest addition to their family, baby Pierson, a gorgeous little brother for their daughter, Kaelyn.
A very special baby photo appeared on Amanda’s Facebook and with it, she managed to score more than half a million “Likes”, literally overnight. And it’s all due to a small, but at the same time quite large, detail in the background, which no one would usually share with the public.
I’m sharing this picture because it’s real. This is motherhood; it’s raw, stunning, messy, and freaking hilarious all rolled into one. Having a baby is a beautiful experience, and the realities of postpartum life aren’t spoken enough about. And definitely not photographed enough. Some people probably find this uncomfortable, but why? I seriously don’t get it! It’s probably because this part isn’t talked about. We all should try and educate, empower and embrace every aspect of childbirth, including moments like this. And do it while having a sense of humor. Nothing says welcome to motherhood like an adorable squishy baby, and a giant mom diaper.
Edit. I posted this picture. Not my husband.”
Lochia (heavy bleeding after birth) can only properly be taken care of with mom diapers, which is quite normal but not really common knowledge among non-mothers. By publishing this unusual baby photo, Amanda Bacon is simply showing the whole range of motherhood and all that it implies.