On Sept. 10, stars of TLC’s, “Little People, Big World,” Audrey and Jeremy Roloff, welcomed their first child. Their daughter, Ember Jean Roloff, was born at 9:40 a.m., weighing seven pounds, 13 ounces.
The couple has been publicly expressing their love for their first born, and for each other, ever since:
But Audrey’s first experience as a mother didn’t begin without some hiccups.
Not only did the 26-year-old develop a painful breast tissue infection known as mastitis, which stems from breastfeeding complications, but she also battled with a bout of postpartum blues.
She explained on Instagram:
I won’t sugar coat it… these past two weeks have been HARD. The first 24 hours with Ember were bliss, but after that it was as if I went back into labor again… I was well prepared for the pain and suffering that comes with childbirth, but I was not prepared for the pain and suffering that comes afterwards. I got all the things… the common “TMI” postpartum hurts, along with severe engorgement, too much milk, not enough milk, blisters, bruises, clogged ducts, and mastitis. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the pain that I’ve experienced while breast feeding has been comparable to unmedicated labor contractions. Inevitably, all of this has left me feeling like I am failing my baby, frustrated, discouraged, and heart ached.
Now, Ember is 1 month old, and both she and her mom are thriving.
Many of Audrey’s fans have commented on their latest family photo saying that she appears to be doing much better as she and Jeremy continue to get more comfortable with their role as parents:
Jeremy and Audrey also shared a recent photo of Ember, detailing all the things she has done in her first month of life:
Fans were quick to point out the flowers seen circling the number one.
One commenter asked Jeremy:
Jeremy replied with a simple: