Holly Madison Releases Beautiful Baby Photo That's Totally Unrealistic

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A photo of Holly Madison and her baby, Rainbow Aurora, has been released, and as one would suspect, the two girls look gorgeous. Holly's blonde flowing locks are curled to perfection. Her makeup is fresh. There's nary a dark circle in sight. And as for little Rainbow -- well, she's just cute as a button as she sleeps peacefully in mama's arms. The whole thing really is just so sweet.

Annnnd super-unrealistic.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, new moms, but photo ops like these in the first few weeks (unless you have professional hair, makeup, and photography) aren't happening. There's nothing more magical than holding your tiny newborn in your arms, but as for a picture as perfect as Madison's? You're not getting one. Not right away, at least. But here are some photos you will get in the beginning:

  • A picture two wet marks on your t-shirt from your boobs leaking breastmilk.
  • A picture of you, hair a mess, eyes bloodshot red, waking up in the middle of the night to feed your baby.
  • A picture of the package of industrial-sized pads you need on hand the first few weeks. (Too much?)
  • A picture of your baby crying. (While babies do sleep peacefully they also cry.)
  • A picture of your flowing locks -- covered in spit-up.
  • A picture of poop, because babies poop a lot.
  • A picture of you and your beautiful baby -- you looking more tired than you ever have before. (But yes, happy.)

Congrats to Holly, Rainbow, and the unbelievable makeup artists, hair stylists, and photography crew. You guys are all amazing. This photo's one for the books.

Do you have any amazing pictures of you and your baby in the first month?

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nonmember avatar hugsandkisses

The hate of 1000 suns is burning in this post.

fave82 fave82

Most parents have newborn pictures taken and try to look their best for it. The hospital where i had both my girls has a deal with a photography company.. A photographer comes to your room, if you want, and will take pics for free.. Then they put them on their site and if you want to buy them you can. I may not have hired a makeup artist and had someone do my hair but you better believe i changed out of my pajamas and tried to look my best. Its not unrealistic- who wants to look like shit??

nonmember avatar Kristi

So you are saying that if a professional photographer was coming to YOUR house you wouldn't get your hair and make up done? Yeah, that's what I thought. And for us regular folks.....I showered and wore makeup as usual with each of my 3 kids and I consider that normal behavior.

CPN322 CPN322

I hate to say this but this post screams jealousy.

Jen Chabot Brouillard

Gee......someone sounds a bit bitter. And, as a matter of fact, I have a beautiful picture of me and my newborn, taken with my camera phone, sans makeup and hairdresser.....with a peacefully sleeping infant and me looking pretty dang fabulous. 12 hours post birth.

nonmember avatar Shannon

Really? I had 3 kids and I'm pregnant with my 4th. Even while in the hospital I made myself look decent for photos/guests. For newborn portraits you can bet I would do my hair and makeup and look my best. These posts are ridiculous.

EcoErin EcoErin

jealous much?

harym... harymarshman

That picture is beautiful, unlike this "article."

Gypsy... Gypsyqueen4life

Wow! Hater, hater, hater! The picture is beautiful, you're obvious hatred is not!


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