Hollywood star Ashley Tisdale gave birth to her first child with husband Christopher French on Tuesday. Turning to her Instagram, the High School Musical actor shared the good news with the world as she posted a photo of her newborn daughter.
“Jupiter Iris French arrived earth side 3.23.21,” she wrote.
Tisdale had announced her pregnancy last year in September and had since been open about her journey towards motherhood and the changes that came with it.
Speaking about her struggle of accepting her body, Tisdale wrote on her site Frenshe: “Seeing my body look so different is still a little startling to me. It’s like I don’t fully recognize myself and almost like an out-of-body experience. Thoughts like, ‘Is that really me?’ come to mind. I think it comes down to body acceptance vs body love. I think that you can love your body, no matter what shape or form, but it’s the acceptance part that trips me up a little.”
“I popped pretty early in pregnancy, and I had people say ‘I think you’re farther along than you think’, ‘Are you having twins?’—all very invasive things. However, I brushed those comments off as I do with any type of criticism. I think change can be hard, but I continue each day saying I love you to my body because it’s doing so much, and it’s creating is a beautiful miracle,” she said.
“I don’t know what my body will be like after the baby comes, but I do know I’m going to give it time, let it heal, and take really good care of it,” she wrote.
“I wanted to share this because I’m sure that like a lot of other people, I felt ashamed that I was uncomfortable at first. Yet, it’s important to honor how you feel and understand that everyone has a different experience with pregnancy,” she said signing off.