Amy Schumer and husband Chris Fischer welcomed their first child on 6 May. The little guy, who they have named Gene, arrived and Amy’s Hyperemesis gravidarum promptly departed.
Onward and upward
The newly minted mum-of-one has been tracking the family’s progress ever since and it’s clear that they are delighted in a) tiny Gene’s adorable presence and b) the lack of vomiting – well, grown-up vomiting, at least – in the house.
Amy spent pretty much her entire pregnancy with her head in a bucket or sick bag thanks to the severe pregnancy illness HG.
“First bath no problem,” Amy captioned an Instagram story over the weekend.
The snap shows her holding her little boy and giving a slightly exhausted-looking half-smile to the camera. A post-bath Gene seems much more self-assured, snuggled up in a towel, overseen by his very pleased new dad.
A delightful new normal
The couple are not only obviously very deep in that newborn bubble. They are also very, very soggy. We’re sure all parents will agree that this is pretty characteristic of the newborn bathing milestone.
It’s not an easy feat, especially when babies are such slippery little suckers when damp!
Amy and Chris are taking to parenthood like ducks to water. Amy’s headed back to work for a brief stint doing stand-up and looks to be happily sharing the parenting load, with lots of expressed milk perhaps proof of that.
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Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the shit. Men are cool and whatever but women are fucking warriors and capable of anything. I was lucky enough to get to have a doula. Her name @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth what do doulas do? I don’t totally know But what she did was make me and Chris feel totally secure and supported throughout my pregnancy and the birth process. I really recommend getting one if you can. Doctor Brill and all the nurses and pediatricians at Lenox Hill and all the other hospitals i spent time in this year, thank you for everything. I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy. Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But fuck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone. @hgmoms has the best research I found on the condition The only thing that helped me with my nausea was products from @thelordjones I learned that globally 1 in 5 births take place without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant. @everymomcounts is a great place to donate $250 equips a midwife with a bag of medical equipment needed to provide care to hundreds of women and babies in Guatemala. All my friends. Friends I’ve had for 30 years or people who encouraged me to “keep going” or telling me “it will be worth it”. Thank you. Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right. Thank you ladies from my family. Chris, Gene and of course Tatiana #titsleaking #wearingadiaper
Last week Amy gave a shout-out to the mum-shamers who vocally decided that she’d gone back to work too soon.
“Sending out love to the moms shaming me for doing standup last night!” she wrote in an Instagram post showing her bleary-eyed and happy in her undies, attached to a double breast pump.