Iskra Lawrence just announced that she has finally welcomed the arrival of her first child.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the body-positive advocate shared that she already gave birth to a healthy baby whose name is not yet revealed.
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I have no idea how to even think right now let alone “do an announcement post” but I feel so close to so many of you – you’ve been my online fam for so many years and I’m beyond overwhelmed to tell you baby P has arrived and Me and daddy @philipapayne are taking time to be in awe that we are now a family of three and when I’m ready I cannot wait to share more details with you all on my home birth and this tiny human that we love beyond measure. I cannot thank you all enough of the love and support through this journey. During quarantine I made lots of content I’m still excited to share and knew that when baby arrived I’d want to take time off, so I have scheduled some YouTube videos like the one today about all my fave maternity dresses so you can have some glam options during pregnancy. And I’ll be uploading 2 baking videos too including my official banoffee pie that you’ve been asking about hehe. Thanks for reading all of this, we are all safe and well and just in heaven – it’s going to be a huge decision to figure out how much to share online with millions of people and as you know most of you have shown nothing but kindness but we also have received death threats and hate so I’m feeling super protective and never want my baby to feel like we over exposed them and they never got the choice whether they wanted intimate details or photos shared – so it’s new territory because I’m very open with you all about many aspects of my life and health etc… so thank you again sending you all so so much love ❤️❤️❤️
Home birth delivery
She also mentioned how she can’t wait to share her experience in giving birth at home. Lawrence had already announced beforehand her decision to do home birth.
She discussed her plans with Payne in her YouTube channel wherein she revealed that she has always envisioned welcoming her baby in the comfort of their own home.
She even showed to her followers her blue birthing pool which Payne had inflated for her.
Keeping things private
Despite publicly announcing the arrival of her baby, the 29-year old new mom had chosen not to post pictures of her little bundle of joy.
According to her, they will be keeping things in private for a while until they figure out how much to share online. The American Eagle Outfitters model for the lingerie line Aerie currently has around 4.6 million followers on her Instagram account alone.
She explained that she appreciates the love and kindness that most of her followers have given to her and her family. However, as a public figure, she revealed that she has also bashers and haters online.
In fact, she claimed that they have received death threats and hate messages causing her to be super protective of her newborn. She said that she wouldn’t want to over expose her child especially since they don’t have the choice yet.
Lawrence made sure to point out her decision to privacy because this is something new for her. The National Eating Disorders Association ambassador has always been so open with her life and her health.
But with her baby, she will have to keep it a closed book for now. She ended her Instagram post with a thank you to everyone.
For now, Lawrence told her fans and followers that they can still see her through her scheduled videos for her YouTube channel.
Since she will also be taking the time off social media to settle down with motherhood, she made sure to prepare contents in advance. Watch out for her banoffee pie making video to be uploaded soon.
Feature image courtesy of Iskra/YouTube screenshot