On Wednesday, new mom Amanda Bacon posted a sweet picture to Facebook—a selfie her husband took of himself and their new tiny bundle of joy, swaddled in his arms. But wait, there's a pair of legs in the background, and those legs lead to a butt swathed in a diaper that is probably somewhat larger than the one on the infant. That diapered woman is Amanda, and her picture has been shared almost 90,000 times on Facebook, and racked up almost 70,000 comments.
Her post reads:
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: My husband didn't post this. He doesn't even have Facebook. I did.
Bacon added the line at the end saying that she was the one who posted it, of her own accord, so people understood that her husband didn't just neglect to crop out his diapered wife in the background amidst his new daddy excitement. This is a part of birth that the general public usually doesn't get to see—the part where the mom has to wear a "giant mom diaper" after pushing a human about the size of a loaf of rye bread directly through her vagina.
People loved the picture, and they loved Bacon's candidness. The comments on her post were mostly other moms who were all, "been there, done that, lol."
No shame in a powerful mom body that needs a little extra pampering (or Pampers-ing) for a little while. Throw a diaper on your head, too—now it's a party!