Yep, Chrissy Teigen is still being as real as it gets after giving birth again.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend just welcomed their baby boy, Miles, into the world.

"This is Miles Theodore Stephens," Teigen captioned a photo posted on May 17, 2018. "We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love."

Image via Chrissy Teigen/Instagram.


Don't let the adorable pic and delightful caption above fool you though: Teigen's still being as real as it gets when it comes to postpartum life.

Hours after Miles' Instagram debut, she posted a slightly less magical shot sporting post-birth underwear, giving a shout-out to comedian Ali Wong for cleverly pointing out the clothing item looks just like the material Korean pears are wrapped in at the grocery store.

Image via Chrissy Teigen/Instagram.

On May 20, Teigen threw a (lighthearted) dig at Legend for attending an awards show while she was at home fulfilling her less glamorous mommy duties.

"Wow," she wrote from the couch, wrapped in a blanket with Miles in her arms. "Didn’t u just have a baby John [shake my head] go take care of it !!!!!! disgusting"

Then there was this tweet — an incredibly honest revelation about the birthing process. "I can confirm postpartum life is 90% better when you don't rip to your butthole," she confirmed.

(The replies to that one were particularly amazing. "My baby boy will be 25 in August and my butt still hurts," one follower chimed in.)

None of this should be surprising. Teigen's been dropping mommy candor since giving birth to her now 2-year-old, Luna.

Luna — like every little one — has had her rascal moments. And Teigen's been happy to share many of them with fans.

Because many parents have been there, done that.

But Teigen's relatable mom life has gone beyond the jokes and lighthearted digs at daddy. She's opened up about the more serious sides of parenthood as well.

Last year, Teigen penned a powerful essay in Glamour about her struggles with postpartum depression.

"How can I feel this way when everything is so great?" she wrote.

"When I wasn’t in the studio, I never left the house. I mean, never. Not even a tiptoe outside. I’d ask people who came inside why they were wet. Was it raining? How would I know — I had every shade closed. Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed. John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row. I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying."

After being diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety, Teigen began taking an anti-depressant and opening up to family and friends about what she was going through.

"I remember being so exhausted but happy to know that we could finally get on the path of getting better," she wrote. "John had that same excitement."

Sure, many aspects of Teigen's life aren't ordinary or relatable. She's wealthy and a famous model, cookbook author, and TV personality. Her (well-deserved) career has afforded her many luxuries most of us will never benefit from. But that's why her parenting candor — both the funny anecdotes and her more sobering revelations — are all the more important.

If a star like Teigen's going through it, you know you're not alone.

There have been many iconic dance routines throughout film history, but how many have the honor being called "the greatest" by Fred Astaire himself?

Fayard and Harold Nicholas, known collectively as the Nicholas Brothers, were arguably the best at what they did during their heyday. Their coordinated tap routines are legendary, not only because they were great dancers, but because of their incredible ability to jump into the air and land in the splits. Repeatedly. From impressive heights.

Their most famous routine comes from the movie "Stormy Weather." As Cab Calloway sings "Jumpin' Jive," the Nicholas Brothers make the entire set their dance floor, hopping and tapping from podium to podium amongst the musicians, dancing up and down stairs and across the top of a piano.

But what makes this scene extra impressive is that they performed it without rehearsing it first and it was filmed in one take—no fancy editing room tricks to bring it all together. This fact was confirmed in a conversation with the brothers in a Chicago Tribune article in 1997, when they were both in their 70s:

"Would you believe that was one of the easiest things we ever did?" Harold told the paper.

"Did you know that we never even rehearsed that number?" added Fayard.

"When it came time to do that part, (choreographer) Nick Castle said: 'Just do it. Don`t rehearse it, just do it.' And so we did it—in one little take. And then he said: 'That's it—we can't do it any better than that.'"

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We're redefining what normal means in these uncertain times, and although this is different for all of us, love continues to transform us for the better.

Love is what united Marie-Claire and David Archbold, who met while taking a photography class. "We went into the darkroom to see what developed," they joke—and after a decade of marriage, they know firsthand the deep commitment and connection romantic love requires.

All photos courtesy of Marie-Claire and David Archbold

However, their relationship became even sweeter when they adopted James: a little boy with a huge heart.

In the United States alone, there are roughly 122,000 children awaiting adoption according to the latest report from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. While the goal is always for a child to be parented by and stay with their biological family, that is not always a possibility. This is where adoption offers hope—not only does it create new families, it gives birth parents an avenue through which to see their child flourish when they are not able to parent. For the right families, it's a beautiful thing.

The Archbolds knew early on that adoption was an option for them. David has three daughters from a previous marriage, but knowing their family was not yet complete, the couple embarked on a two-year journey to find their match. When the adoption agency called and told them about James, they were elated. From the moment they met him, the Archbolds knew he was meant to be part of their family. David locked eyes with the brown-eyed baby and they stared at each other in quiet wonder for such a long time that the whole room fell silent. "He still looks at me like that," said David.

The connection was mutual and instantaneous—love at first sight. The Archbolds knew that James was meant to be a part of their family. However, they faced significant challenges requiring an even deeper level of commitment due to James' medical condition.

James was born with congenital hyperinsulinism, a rare condition that causes his body to overproduce insulin, and within 2 months of his birth, he had to have surgery to remove 90% of his pancreas. There was a steep learning curve for the Archbolds, but they were already in love, and knew they were committed to the ongoing care that'd be required of bringing James into their lives. After lots of research and encouragement from James' medical team, they finally brought their son home.

Today, three-year-old James is thriving, filled with infectious joy that bubbles over and touches every person who comes in contact with him. "Part of love is when people recognize that they need to be with each other," said his adoptive grandfather. And because the Archbolds opted for an open adoption, there are even more people to love and support James as he grows.

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