Poor mama bear! While Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was overjoyed to welcome the birth of her third child, Angelo, on Thursday, May 30, it seems that the reality star, 31, is still very much on the struggle bus. In fact, her postpartum symptoms sound downright awful.

“The aftermath of birth,” Snooki captioned one of her Instagram stories that afternoon. “You definitely need these guys. Hazel pads for your butthole. Here’s my underwear, my pads, my squirt bottle. Pray for me.” Your butthole?! Girl, we ARE praying for you.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
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“My feet are swollen, I’m wearing a diaper, my son just peed and s–t on me twice and my sciatica is acting up,” she continued. “Hello postpartum.” Basically, to any individuals trying to get pregnant out there, this is what we like to call the opposite of baby fever.

Honestly, we commend Snooki for being so brutally honest about giving birth! It’s important to tell people what it’s *really* like — and that she did. The Jersey Shore alum went on to express her shock at how much pain and discomfort she’s in. “No one warned me about the third pregnant postpartum cramping. Like am I still in active labor? S–t!”

Even with all of the suffering, it’s clear that Snooki is beyond in love with her little man as are all of her friends and followers. “So gorgeous!!!! Love you so much !! CJ can’t wait to meet his bestie,” Deena Cortese commented on a snapshot of the newborn. Aww he’s such a little cutie!! Congratulations!!” added Samantha Giancola.

Even the boys chimed in with some sweet words. “He’s dope!!! Congrats,” Vinny Guadagnino commented. “So beautiful! How old is he?” Pauly D followed up. Real funny, guys! We’re wishing Snooki a speedy recovery. You got this, mama. 

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