A pregnant New Zealander has posted a photo of herself nursing her new baby after sharing a post with the caption “My baby just came in” – and she says it’s a lot more than a selfie.
Kate McQuire’s photo has since been shared more than 4,000 times and garnered the attention of the hashtag “pregapet.”
She shared the photo on Instagram on Thursday night, with the text “So my baby just comes in” under the picture.
The caption has since become a meme, with thousands of people sharing it.
Ms McQuist said the post was a response to a friend asking her if she wanted to share the photo with the world.
“I wanted to get a reaction, I wanted to show it to people, so I said ‘Yeah sure, I’ll take a picture, but I want you guys to see it for yourselves, I want people to know what this is really like.”
It’s pretty shocking, I didn’t expect it to get this much attention.
“As soon as he is old enough, I plan on having another baby so I don’t have to worry about that anymore. “
My first pregnancy I was so anxious and worried about how it would be, but after a week and a half, my son has come along really nicely and we are having a normal pregnancy now,” she wrote.
“As soon as he is old enough, I plan on having another baby so I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
I just wanted to do something a little bit different for myself.”
She has also shared other photos of her son, which have garnered more than 500,000 likes.
“There are so many amazing stories out there,” Ms Mcquire said.
“For me personally, I’ve always wanted to be a mother, I think I have the perfect life and the perfect family, and I just want to be proud of the experience.”
I just want people not to judge or judge, I just wanna make people proud of what they are doing.
The New Zealand mum said she had been feeling anxious about her new pregnancy and the lack of support she was getting from her family. “
It’s so important to talk about things that are happening, it’s so empowering, it makes you realise how lucky you are,” she said.
The New Zealand mum said she had been feeling anxious about her new pregnancy and the lack of support she was getting from her family.
“The support we were getting from the medical profession and the health services really weren’t doing anything for us.
We were not given the support we needed, we were told we were going to get tested and see what happened, so we were very frustrated,” she told 7.30.
“When we got pregnant we were really hoping we would have a baby, but it hasn’t happened, we just haven’t had any children.”
Ms Mcqire said she was still trying to figure out how to balance being a mother and nursing.
“That’s the big thing I’ve been struggling with, is how do I balance it, because I’m still not sure what to do with the baby, I’m really not sure if I’m going to have a family and I don-I’m not sure how I’m supposed to cope,” she added.
“But I’m glad I did it because now I know what it’s like to be pregnant, it has been a really difficult couple of weeks.”
She said she would continue to post more pictures of herself breastfeeding her son.