“Post Partum life right now: everyone’s asleep except me,” the “X-Men: Apocalypse” star captioned the mirror picture she posted on her Instagram.
She added that she was certain there was grime on her sweatshirt as she had been wearing it for several days. “I’m so so happy and at the same time I’m struggling (weird to feel both simultaneously yet so grateful to have all the happiness to keep me afloat),” the 41-year-old actress concluded.
Before this, she had previously discussed her troubles with breastfeeding.
“Any other moms taking all the supplements and teas and tinctures yet barely make milk? 8 weeks in and I’ve taken a million vitamins, countless teas, lozenges, tinctures and worked with two lactation consultants. Breastfeeding. Is. Hard.”
In another Instagram Story, the actress posted an image of her cute puppy cuddling with her pillow. “At least someone is making good use of my breastfeeding pillow,” she captioned.
Olivia Munn Got Pregnant Last Year
The actress and her husband welcomed their first baby on November 24, as confirmed by People. The announcement came two months after Mulaney confirmed his wife’s pregnancy while speaking to Seth Meyers.
“I got into this relationship that’s been beautiful with someone incredible,” he said. “And we’re having a baby together. I was nervous when I was about to say the news!” While he thanked Meyers for having him on his show, Mulaney added, “Olivia and this baby have helped save me from myself in this early journey out of recovery.”
In September, Munn also spoke to the same publication about how excited she was to become a parent.
“My friends have been giving me some great advice. That’s been keeping me sane,” she said as she prepared for parenthood. “What’s helped me the most is when friends tell me not to compare myself to other pregnant women,” she explained. “It can be difficult as your body is changing and you feel like you look different or your body is putting on weight in different places. The consistent image that’s portrayed is usually very effortless and fashionable. Mine has been a lot of oversized sweatpants!”
Her Pregnancy Brought Back Previous Insecurities
During her interview with SiriusXM‘s “Pop Culture Spotlight,” she shared how pregnancy had changed her body and the insecurities that stemmed from it. She admitted feeling the same kind of insecurity she felt when she entered the industry.
“I was called so many things that I was too big to be on TV. Then I would start to under-eat, ’cause I would hear those messages and try to take that message myself and be like, ‘Fine you think I’m…sure call me fat, I’m fat, sure, whatever,'” she reminisced.
To quell the criticism, Munn mentioned that she would “try to take those things people were calling me, and try to own them myself.” However, she struggled “behind the scenes” and consulted medical personnel for weight loss tips.
“I entered a cycle of eating too much, overeating [and] under-eating, which eventually led me to be more critical of my appearance.
Being pregnant has brought up all those feelings because there is so much of a, ‘How am I supposed to do it right?’ And I know there is no right, I understand that, but it’s hard, especially to have so many images in your face of what looks like perfection,” she concluded.
Munn Has Been Settling Into Fitness Routines To Combat The Postpartum Depression
Despite her challenges, the actress has settled into fitness routines to “feel like herself” again.
“I got myself up and took my first capoeira lesson today,” she wrote in an Instagram post on March 16. “Getting back to martial arts made me feel a little bit more [like] myself.”
“Hope I can keep it up,” she added alongside a crossed fingers emoji.
The “Violet” actress took lessons in Taekwondo as a teenager and even earned a prestigious black belt before this.
All the kids in my family had to do martial arts until we got a black belt,” she spoke to Women’s Health in 2019.
Olivia Munn And John Mulaney Have Become Closer Since The Birth Of Their Baby
Despite the hurdles of having a newborn, the couple seem to be happier than ever. According to an insider, Munn and Mulaney have become “closer” since they gave birth to their child.
“They are very committed to each other and raising their son together,” the source mentioned to E!News. “Olivia is smitten over John and loves seeing him as a dad. It’s going really well and he has been a huge help.”
The insider added, “It was a huge adjustment for Olivia and he’s been trying to make her feel as comfortable as possible.”
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