Ever since she appeared in the 2011 issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Kate Upton has been a household name, known for her modeling and acting. In November 2018, she added the role of "mom" and had her first child, a girl named Genevieve.
Kate and her husband, Justin Verlander, look so happy. How is she bringing up her baby girl? Here are 10 things that we've learned about Kate Upton as a mom.
10 She's Not Sure About A Second Child
After you get married, people often ask when you're going to start a family... and then after you have your first child, people ask when you're going to have your second one. So it makes sense that even a celebrity like Kate Upton talks about the decision to have a second child in interviews.
She was interviewed by Extra in January 2019 and said, “I can’t even think about having more kids now. “I’m like, ‘I’m just sleeping through the night now,’ so it’s still fresh in my mind."
9 She Wants To Be Healthy Physically And Mentally
Every mother wants their child to be healthy, happy, and love themselves. Since Kate Upton is a model and actress, she has spoken a lot about how she feels about herself and her appearance.
According to The Daily Mail, she wants to be healthy in both body and mindset. She has said that she wants her daughter to feel good about herself and explained, "so my daughter lives in that positive world, a woman-powered world where we all feel confident and we all know that power."
8 She Is Real About Breastfeeding
Something else that we've learned about Kate Upton as a mom? She gets really real about breastfeeding, and that is so awesome.
Many couples love celebrating Valentine's Day with a fancy dinner out, and Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are no different. But the coolest part of Kate's romantic dinner with her husband in February 2019? She posted a photo of her pumping to her Instagram account and wrote, "Valentine’s Day dinner pregame #JustKeepPumpin."
7 She And Her Husband Struggled With The Baby Name
Picking a baby name can be the easiest decision that you ever make as a parent if you've been drawn to a name for a while. Or it could be one of the hardest choices if you have no ideas and your partner isn't sure, either.
While Kate was a big fan of the name Genevieve, and of course that is the name that she and her husband chose, they didn't have the simplest time deciding on a baby name. She said Justin had "name-commitment issues."
6 She Gets Real About Post-Partum Hormones
Kate Upton appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show and got real about the hormonal changes that she has been dealing with since giving birth to her baby girl. She said, “The hormones after pregnancy, for me, were crazier than when I was pregnant, and it took forever to calm down."
This is something that every new mother experiences, and it's really important that she's having a conversation about it. It's especially great that she and another famous mom, Kelly Clarkson, are using their platform to have the discussion.
5 She Doesn't Pressure Herself
As soon as a celebrity gives birth, it seems like people are immediately wondering about one thing: when will they lose the baby weight?
This is really a shame as it puts so much pressure on new moms when they're already dealing with so many things, from not sleeping enough to breastfeeding to figuring out their new life. Kate Upton is awesome because she doesn't put pressure on herself. As she wrote in an Instagram post, "Getting in a little cardio with a family beach walk. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I’ve been working out and eating healthy. It’s so hard over the holidays. Traveling and enjoying time with my family! I’m trying not to get down on myself. Instead use it as motivation to get right back at it!"
4 She Celebrated Mother's Day In Style
When Mother's Day came around this past spring, Kate Upton was celebrating the holiday for the first time. What did she do?
According to People, she and her husband went out for dinner after she hung out with her sister, which is so sweet. She said, "My sister gave birth to a little girl, as well, three weeks after me, so we’re spending Mother’s Day together. At the end of Mother’s Day, I’m going to meet [husband Justin Verlander] up in Detroit and we’re going to have a nice dinner.”
3 She Brings Her Baby To See Her Husband Play Baseball
Since Kate's husband is a famous baseball player, it makes sense that she would bring Genevieve to games to see her dad play. When she brought her to see the Houston Astros play in Game 4 of the World Series, she even dressed Genevieve in a tiny jean jacket that said "Verlander" across the back.
Is there anything more adorable than that? We don't think so, and we look forward to seeing more cute snapshots like this one.
2 She Exercises From Home
Kate Upton often talks about her exercise routine, and so of course, people are wondering what she's doing and how she's fitting that in after having her baby girl.
When she was on the cover of Health magazine, she shared that she exercises from home. This is often a great way for new mothers to fit in that movement since it can be really tough to find the time to leave the house and head to the gym or a workout class, not to mention finding childcare and working around an already busy schedule.
1 She Forgets The Scale
The healthiest thing that you can do for yourself is work out because you feel good and forget about the scale. And as it turns out, that's exactly what Kate Upton is doing since becoming a mom.
Something else that we know about the model and actress as a new mom? She leaves the scale behind. She said, "It's kind of a buzzkill when you see that number" and she focuses on being strong. That's awesome and super inspiring.