A little less than a month after giving birth, Halsey is giving fans a glimpse of what motherhood looks like for her. On July 14, she welcomed her first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, with boyfriend Alev Aydin, and on Sunday, she shared some snapshots of their time at home. 

In a slideshow posted to Instagram on August 8, Halsey shared a number of photos, including a couple of the baby’s nursery, which features a rainbow-themed gallery wall, colorful rugs, and trippy furniture accents. They also shared a photo of the bottom half of baby Ender’s face, giving followers their first look at the newborn. 

And if you scroll over to the fifth image in the slideshow, you’ll see that Halsey included a close-up shot of the stretch marks on her stomach, highlighting the beautiful changes the body goes through during pregnancy. “Well….this is what it look like,” the caption reads.

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Halsey’s followers responded well to relatable images, especially the one of her stretch marks. “THANK YOU FOR POSTING YOUR STRETCH MARKS,” one fan commented. Another responded: “Nice to see a real mom, not someone explaining that you must have a six pack two days after giving birth.” 

“Finally a celebrity who shows imperfections after childbirth instead of a perfect toned body right after. You’re such a badass!” wrote another. The post, which has gotten over 2 million likes, has a number of similar comments from fans showing gratitude for Halsey’s realness.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Halsey has posted raw images to help normalize the realities of pregnancy and motherhood. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, she shared a proud breastfeeding photo. “We arrived just in time!” the caption read. 

And in July, the musician revealed the cover art for her upcoming album titled If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. The striking image shows Halsey sitting on a throne and holding a baby with one breast exposed. She explained that the album was an exploration of “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.”

“We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!,” she wrote.

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