New parenthood ain’t easy, folks — but you make the most of the big milestones. Amy Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, got candid about their new son’s first bath on her Instagram Stories on May 23 and it seems like baby Gene gave them a little run for their money!
“First bath, no problem,” the 37-year-old comedian wrote over a photo of herself and her hubby in soaked sweats while she held their newly-bathed son to give him a bottle. The look on Amy’s face pretty much sums up the bathing experience, and though it seems like it may have been a bit stressful, we can tell the new parents enjoyed the moment.
If it seems a little late in the game for baby Gene’s first bath from mama, let us just remind you that the fearless actress made her way back to work just two weeks after giving birth — so clearly, timing hasn’t exactly been on Amy’s side.
In fact, she got quite a bit of flack for getting back into the game so quickly after birth. She shared a photo of herself onstage doing standup at the iconic Comedy Cellar on May 20, and fans weren’t having it. “I’m back,” she proudly captioned the pic. When a fan replied, “Here comes the mom-shaming,” to the photo, she hilariously shot back with, “I’ve always wanted to be mom-shamed!!!”
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Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the shit. Men are cool and whatever but women are fucking warriors and capable of anything. I was lucky enough to get to have a doula. Her name @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth what do doulas do? I don’t totally know But what she did was make me and Chris feel totally secure and supported throughout my pregnancy and the birth process. I really recommend getting one if you can. Doctor Brill and all the nurses and pediatricians at Lenox Hill and all the other hospitals i spent time in this year, thank you for everything. I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy. Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But fuck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone. @hgmoms has the best research I found on the condition The only thing that helped me with my nausea was products from @thelordjones I learned that globally 1 in 5 births take place without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant. @everymomcounts is a great place to donate $250 equips a midwife with a bag of medical equipment needed to provide care to hundreds of women and babies in Guatemala. All my friends. Friends I’ve had for 30 years or people who encouraged me to “keep going” or telling me “it will be worth it”. Thank you. Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right. Thank you ladies from my family. Chris, Gene and of course Tatiana #titsleaking #wearingadiaper
The couple welcomed their son on May 5 and the first-time mama announced the new arrival the following day, much to the joy of fans following Amy’s rough pregnancy. The blonde was very vocal throughout the gestation period about her struggle with hyperemesis, a severe pregnancy complication that causes intense vomiting. The condition got so severe, it caused her to cancel her stand up tour leading up to the birth.
However, once little Gene came, all of Amy’s problems pretty much disappeared. “I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy,” she reflected on Instagram the night before her first Mother’s Day as a mom. “Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But fuck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone.”