Jade Roper Celebrates 100 Days with Baby Son Reed: 'I Will Always Be There When You Need Someone'
Baby bliss! Jade Roper took to Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate 100 days with her 3-month-old son, Reed, whom she shares with husband Tanner Tolbert.
“Yesterday marked 100 days since you came into this world, sweet baby Reed,” the Bachelor Nation star wrote alongside a swipe-through of photos from her infant’s at-home water birth.
“I reached down and pulled you into my embrace; you held on to me and I held on to you,” continued the proud mom, who lives in Southern California with her family. “And from that moment on, I promised I will always be there when you need someone to hold onto.”
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Back in January, Jade — who also shares daughter Emerson, 3, and son Brooks, 18 months, with Tanner — revealed that getting pregnant with Reed helped her recover from a debilitating postpartum depression that stemmed from the birth of her middle child in 2019.
“Getting pregnant with Reed was the best thing that ever happened to me because I feel like my hormones were still so out of whack that getting pregnant almost rebalanced my hormones,” she said during an emotional conversation with Tanner on her “Mommies Tell All” podcast.
She then recalled the difficulties — both physical and mental — that she endured during and after Brooks’ birth. As Jade has previously explained, the unexpectedly early arrival of her second child came so suddenly that she didn’t have time to get to the hospital and instead delivered him on the floor of her bedroom closet.
“For me, it was in that moment, when everything was going crazy, the thoughts in my head were, ‘I’m dying.’ Like, ‘Something’s wrong.’ Because I went straight into transition and the pain is so unreal and I just couldn’t stop the contractions,” she said. “They were on top of each other. There was no break, so I couldn’t relax. I couldn’t even have a moment to be like, ‘Let’s collect our thoughts. This is the next step.’”
Jade went on to say that she made a concerted effort to avoid the problems she faced during her second delivery while carrying Reed. “It’s so interesting how each postpartum experience is so different,” she said, adding that she has also focused on her nutrition after welcoming Reed. “I didn’t want to have a hard time again this time. That’s why I sought out my postpartum doula and I’ve done more research on things.”