A first photo of Gene
Amy’s grid of nine favourite shots included some we had never seen before. (We are wondering if she perhaps shared the ‘best nine’ from a private Instagram account?)
One image in particular has captured fans’ attention.
Surprisingly it’s not the one where Amy bares her bottom, although that one is very compelling.
And it’s not the one where she flashes her excellent baby bump, as good as that is.
Nor is it the one where Amy highlights her very comfy giant granny pants. Nope.
Rather it’s the one of her baby boy Gene, freshly emerged from his mama’s belly and protesting this sudden entry.
Amy and husband Chris Fischer welcomed wee Gene — their first child — back in early May. Prior to that poor Amy endured what she herself describes as an “awful” pregnancy. It was plagued by hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).
HG causes chronic all-day vomiting. It’s the same condition Duchess Kate battled, and was hospitalised for, during each of her three pregnancies.
Amy too spent time in hospital with HG, and in an interview earlier this year she revealed she’d thrown up over 1,000 times during her pregnancy with Gene. Ugh.
“Completely worth it”
It’s fair to say that Gene’s safe arrival was very hard won and couldn’t come soon enough.
“It’s all terrifying. Giving birth is the most terrifying thing you’ll ever do that’s completely worth it. Having a c-section was,” Amy told People magazine in October. “My pregnancy was so hard, I was just very ready to meet my son.”
Meet her son she of course did, and the never-before-seen image on Instagram shows that very big moment.
Thankfully once Gene arrived, Amy’s HG vanished and she set about embracing new motherhood in the most wholehearted and accepting way.
Her Instagram account is full of photos of young Gene and also celebrates all the changes that come with parenting.
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5 months today and like all moms I love him so much it hurts. Im feeling strong and good and like I’m still a human being with interests and ambitions and goals I’m excited to reach. It’s felt good to be back at work. I was so worried about it and was afraid to go back after he was 3 months old. A couple days I’ve cried from missing him. But it’s mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more. I have it a lot easier than many people but I wanted to share my experience. 🥰 what was your going back to work experience?
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We are going to teach him to read the news. I’m not gonna post him anymore. But wanted to use this opportunity to tell the women of Missouri that we send them strength and tell Randall Williams that we are watching and so is history and he looks like he needs better nutrition and less crack #happyhalloween #wewillmonitorourownperiodsthanks #tatiissia