#Momlife: Christina Anstead’s Candid Instagram Post Resonates with Fans

Christina Anstead is getting real about life with a newborn. On Thursday, the star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast shared a candid photo of herself with baby Hudson that had fans cheering. 

Christina Anstead says this is #Momlife 

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Anstead isn’t new to the mom thing. She already had two kids with her first husband Tarek El Moussa, Brayden James, 4, and Taylor Reese, 9, before giving birth to Hudson on September 6. Now on baby no. 3, she’s not afraid to share what being mom to a two-week-old really looks like. 

In the photo, a makeup-free Anstead is lying in bed with foils in her hair as she holds baby Hudson. And given the spot on her tank top, it looks like she leaking breast milk, a common occurrence for breastfeeding moms. The reality TV star simply captioned the image #MOMLIFE.

Moms loved the post 

Anstead’s frank post about what new motherhood really looks like resonated with her fans, who flooded the post with supportive comments. 

“Thanks for showing us ‘real life’ as a new mom and not posting fake pictures that celebs usual post that make the rest of us new moms feel like 💩 . So refreshing!!!” wrote one person. 

“This is my favorite Instagram post of all time! #reallife,” another commented. 

“Aww, love this! Except I don’t remember getting my roots done in the comfort of my bed 😂😂😂 He’s such a cutie!” chimed in another fan. 

“Love the truthfulness to this picture- milk leakage and all,” added one more supporter.

Others couldn’t help but comment on how much Anstead resembles her daughter Taylor.

“Omg! I see your daughter Taylor in you so much here!!” wrote one. 

The ‘Flip or Flop’ star is focused on her family right now 

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While Anstead has a busy life as a designer and the star of two different HGTV shows, right now, she seems to be focused on her family. Since bringing baby Hudson home, she’s been sharing updates about the little one and how the family is adjusting to his arrival. 

Big brother Brayden is getting used to being an older sibling — and testing to see how loud he can be before he wakes the baby up from his nap, as Anstead shared in an Instagram story. Mom and baby are also getting out of the house occasionally. A few days ago, they headed to Taylor’s soccer game. Mom declared the outing “a success … Hudson slept, Tay scored!” And her husband, Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead, has been getting used to life with very little sleep. 

The English-born Anstead also got an early start teaching his son a few common British terms. “This is a bonnet,” he explained to a sleeping Hudson, using the U.K. term for the hood of a car, in a video shared to Instagram. He also identified the “boot,” or trunk, and clarified that the proper terms were “fuel” or “petrol,” not gas. 

“Just making sure I get in there early! Establishing the essential groundwork for Hudson’s first day in the garage!” he wrote on Instagram, adding that he wanted to make sure “our little chap has a British accent.”

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