After giving birth to her first child, Skyler Gray, on July 11, via c-section, Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi posted the news on her Instagram page. However, the reality star did not post a photo of the baby, although in the caption she revealed that pictures were coming soon.
Apparently days later, this did not sit well with a few fans who were coming down on the new mom for not posting photos. Well, Gretchen wasn’t having it. The new mom took to her Instagram story to give those haters a piece of her mind.
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“Thank you to all of you who have been so wonderful, understanding and supportive while we have taken some time away from social media to bond with Baby Skylar (and while I recovered from Major Abdominal Surgery),” Gretchen wrote alongside a photo of words telling fans to go to her Insta story for an update. “Pictures of Baby Sky coming soon! We took like a million and I just haven’t been focused on going through them yet….because obviously I have been a little pre-occupied and busy with our precious baby girl!”
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Thank you to all of you who have been so wonderful, understanding and supportive while we have taken some time away from social media to bond with Baby Skylar (and while I recovered from Major Abdominal Surgery) 🙏🏻😘 ————————————————————————To all the haters, you can go suck it 😜 and I posted my feelings about that on my stories. ————————————————————————-Pictures of Baby Sky coming soon! We took like a million and I just haven’t been focused on going through them yet….because obviously I have been a little pre-occupied and busy with our precious baby girl! 👼🏻 #MommyFirst #socialmedianotmypriority
In the Instagram story, Gretchen shared her thoughts on those slamming her for not posting photos of her new baby 6 days after the birth.
“I got back on my social today for the first time in six days after having major abdominal surgery and bringing a new life into this world, and I have to say I was not only shocked by some of the comments on my last post but super hurt and disappointed by some of your guys attitude about how I have not shared pictures quite yet, and the attitude that I owe you something. First let’s be clear I don’t owe any of you who are making these ridiculous comments anything,” she wrote in a series of screenshots.
“Second I was in the hospital recovering from a major surgery for 4 days and 3 nights, was in a ton of pain because of what had to happen during surgery..not to mention all the while being a brand new first time Mom and having to take care of a newborn, and learning how to breastfeed..all the while being emotional and physically exhausted,” Gretchen added. “I have to say it was honestly one of the most difficult things I have ever had to navigate. So I was certainly in no way thinking about or concerned about posting on my social media. Also we really wanted to take some time to bond and get to know our little girl!! To me that is called being a good Mom!”
Gretchen went on to say that having the baby is one of the most “difficult things I have ever had to navigate.”Adding that she was not in a position to be “thinking about or concerned about posting on social media.”
“So if you are just going to be a hater and make ridiculous, rude or false comments about why I haven’t posted yet then get off my page!!, Gretchen continued. ” My number one focus is that of my daughter and her well begin and also my well-being so I can be the best breastfeeding Mommy I can be.”
And she didn’t stop there. Gretchen went on to condemn those online haters and tell them to get off her page.
“The audacity some of you have to make comments and false assumptions about why I haven’t posted a picture yet, is quite honestly gross and hurts my heart,” Gretchen shared. “This is my page and our journey with our daughter. I love sharing it with those that can appreciate and respect that. So if you have a problem with the way I am going about it then please click unfollow!”
However, Gretchen did want to thank those who have been patient and supportive as she bonds with her new baby girl.
“For all of you who have left beautiful kind messages thank you from the bottom of my heart, (for knowing my true heart) and giving us space to post on our own time while we bond with our baby girl! Pictures are coming soon, we took a million of course and I just have not even been focused on even looking through them quite yet. I love sharing our journey with all of you who have been super supportive and wonderful throughout this whole journey.”
She concluded with, “So thank you to all the other thousands of messages of love support. However, if you are a hater then you can go suck it.”
And there you have it.