James Van Der Beek is getting real about home birth!
The father of five — who welcomed a daughter, Gwendolyn, last Friday — took to Instagram on Monday to reveal what the aftermath of a home birth looks like.
“The category is: Home-Birth Realness,” the 41-year-old actor captioned the shot of him holding baby Gwendolyn while 6-year-old son Joshua walks by in Spiderman pajamas. “(Word of caution, if you’re squeamish, just double-tap and move on 👍)”
The Pose star continued his caption by listing everything the hectic picture shows: “Messy bed ✔️ Plastic sheeting underneath old sheets ✔️Old towel crumpled on the floor ✔️ Vomit bag (unused) ✔️ Inflatable birthing tub (also unused 😬)✔️ Shirtless Dad ✔️Boy in Spider-Man pajamas ✔️Happy, healthy baby ✔️ Happy, healthy Mom in her own shower right after giving birth ✔️ Water bottle ✔️And… placenta in a mixing bowl ✔️ (I warned you 😬)”
Before sharing the raw photo, James posted some seriously sweet shots of his ever-expanding family. To announce Gwendolyn’s birth, the proud papa posted an adorable snap of all five of his kids — Gwendolyn, Joshua, Olivia, 7, Annabel, 4, and Emilia, 2 — in bed with his wife, Kimberly.
You can see the graphic pic HERE.