“Jersey Shore” star Deena Cortese and her husband became parents for the first time on January 5.

Cortese welcomed a baby boy named Christopher John into the world just 24 days ago. As Dearly previously reported, the reality TV star named her son after her late father, who passed away after a battle with cancer.

But in the short amount of time she has been a mother, Cortese has already experienced mom shaming and now she relating to all of the other moms out there.

In a recent Instagram post, Cortese shared what she has looked and smelled like over the last 24 days since bringing her little bundle of joy home.

View this post on Instagram

New mom life ? #hotmess #sickhair #Ismell #newmom

A post shared by Deena (@deenanicolemtv) on

She wrote:

New mom life ? #hotmess #sickhair #Ismell #newmom

And other moms who follow the reality star couldn’t help but admit just how relatable the pictures and hashtags are.

Particularly how real that “new mom smell” can really be:

Oh the new mom smell

Omg yes you don’t realize how bad you can smell after looking after your baby all day

Yup! Mom hair!

Welcome t motherhood lol

I remember those early morning feedings and sleepless nights. Hang in there Deena your doing great

… yup…been smelly and a hot mess for 6 weeks!! But so worth it!!

A moms gotta do, what a moms gotta do

We all go through it and it’s the best thing and feeling ever. U still look beautiful mama

love how real this is.

You look great! Mom life is worth the mess. I promise!!! Keep up the good work

It’s like many of the commenters admitted, motherhood might not always look, or smell, the best, but it sure is worth every moment.

Leave a comment

One Reply to “‘Jersey Shore’ Star Gives a Glimpse at Her New Life as a Mom and That ‘New Mom Smell’”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    She is a breath of fresh air! Reality is the best! You look good!

We are excited to announce Dearly has joined forces with Mama’s Uncut. Helping Mom’s across the United States answer questions on life’s big challenges.

DEARLY JOINING FORCES WITH MAMA'S UNCUT