Little People, Big World couple Audrey and Jeremy Roloff shared more details about the “rare” birth of their third child, Radley Knight Roloff. The TLC stars are still in a celebratory mood for the safe arrival of their new son.
In a post she shared on Instagram, Audrey gave new details about Radley’s birth, which is especially interesting considering he was born “en caul” — something that happens extremely rarely.
Now, the mother of three is giving fans a closer look at her actual birthing experience, and it’s quite a thrill. In fact, the LPBW fans couldn’t contain their excitement when the news of Audrey delivering her third baby broke out
On Thursday, the 30-year-old took to her Instagram story to share intimate photos with her more than 1.5 million followers, including a selfie taken shortly after giving birth. Roloff proudly displayed her postpartum figure to praise the “miraculous” things the female body is capable of.
“The 1-hour postpartum mirror selfie,” she wrote. “God made our bodies to do miraculous things like bringing life into the world.”
After announcing the birth of their son, the couple was quickly met with supportive comments from fans praising the pair for having a home birth. Roloff shared that her son was born “en caul” meaning he was born while still inside his amniotic sac.
“It’s a boy!” Roloff captioned the family portrait. “Welcome to the world, Radley Knight Roloff. Born 11.8.21 at 6:32 am 9.1 lbs 21.5 in and born en caul which was wild!”
“I can’t wait to share his birth story with you soon,” the mother-of-three added. “We are so grateful to god for answering so many specific prayers in regards to this labor and delivery. A word that I had been praying over this birth was ‘harmony.’ It truly was one of the most harmonious experiences.”
Fans applauded Roloff for delivering her son at home via water birth. Because the baby boy was born “en caul,” which means that he was born while still inside his amniotic sac, she had to be extra careful. Fortunately, everything went off without a hitch, and the happy family was able to celebrate the arrival of their new baby boy.
Radley joins his brother and sister, Emberly, seven, and Jeremy Jr., four.
In the end, she called her birth experience “harmonious.”
“Everyone got where they needed to be when they needed to be there. No one else was at the birth center so we had it to ourselves,” she said. “The tub filled up just in time for when my contractions started to become intense. That golden hour after birth was pure joy. SO. MUCH. HARMONY.”
According to AWM, LPBW poured positive comments and congratulations on the newly born baby:
“Congratulations to you both! It’s so great that you guys decided to do an at-home water birth,” one Instagram user commented. “Also, so brave to share your story and postpartum photo on social media. Can’t wait to see more.”
“You look amazing!” added another. “I have never seen a postpartum body so soon after giving birth. It’s so crazy what a woman’s body can do — we really do not get enough credit. Congrats, you two.”
“So proud of you both for having a water birth! It takes serious courage but so rewarding to do things the natural way,” a follower said. “Thank you for being so transparent!”
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