'I’ve already learned in these short few days that it takes a village and sometimes that’s a privilege,' said Palmer.
Giving birth to a baby is not an easy task. It takes time to embrace the postpartum changes in one's body. But actress Keke Palmer loves how her body has changed after giving birth to her first child in February, reports TODAY.
On April 7, the "Alice" actor and singer uploaded a video to Instagram that showed her celebrating her body. In the video, Palmer revealed to her fans that her skin has improved since the birth of her son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson. “Body down!” she said as she moved her chest and admired her curves. “Get into it.”
She further marveled about her postpartum body and wrote, “Hips? NEVER HAD EM’! Boobs? Never had em’! Booty? BARELY. Thanks, son." Her famous friends and some fans were quick to comment on the video. Singer and actor Chlöe Bailey wrote, “Bawdy DOWNNNN.”
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and Xscape member Kandi Burruss said, “That body is BODY-ING!” with a crying-laughing face and multiple fire emojis. “Yessssss mom bod,” actor Niecy Nash said.
Meanwhile one of her fans said, “Them kids will improve our lives in more ways than one.” Another informed her that she should prepare for the changes to be short-lived. “They go down after breastfeeding tho so enjoy them while you got them!” the Instagram user wrote. The "Nope" star and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, announced their baby's arrival on Instagram on February 27.
Her post began with, “Hey Son!!!!” She added, "1. Only 48hrs of being parents! 2. Darius always made me playlists when we first started dating, 'Someone' by El Debarge was a favorite. We became each other’s someone and made someone, look at God! 3. The baby loves Rolling Ray, cause purr. 4. 'I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world.' Hahaha, 5. I’m just playing, my baby face is on this slide. 6. And this slide. Born during Black History Month, with a name to match! LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo."
This post featured pictures and clips of the first-time parents bonding with their newborn child in the hospital. A few days later, Palmer spoke about the support she has received as a new mom. “If you are a single parent, pull out your cape,” she said in an Instagram reel shared on March 3. “As a matter of fact, unclip your angel wings because I don’t know how else you did it.”
She added, “Maybe they lost somebody. Maybe they don’t want to deal with somebody. Maybe it’s a choice. But when it comes to raising a kid, I’ve already learned in these short few days that it takes a village and sometimes that’s a privilege.”
She concluded on a sentimental note as well, “It could bring tears to my eyes. I am just truly, profoundly impressed.”
Palmer truly understands both pregnancy and motherhood. Her message is not to be ashamed of the changes they bring but to embrace them!