Emma Roberts’ baby Rhodes is her “bright light”

 

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Emma Roberts just posted a photo of her son for the first time and it’s the sweetest thing.

ICYDK, Roberts gave birth to her baby boy on Dec. 27 (a December baby!). Named Rhodes Robert, he is her and her boyfriend Garrett Hedlund’s first child. 

“Thank you 2020 for getting one thing right ☀️ Our bright light Rhodes Robert Hedlund,” Roberts wrote in her baby reveal.

In November last year, Roberts shared with Cosmopolitan her journey as a mother and dealing with endometriosis, which causes fertility issues if left unchecked. 

 

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“[Motherhood] really started to come to the forefront of my mind when, a few years ago, I learned that I’ve had undiagnosed endometriosis since I was a teenager. I always had debilitating cramps and periods, so bad that I would miss school and, later, have to cancel meetings. I mentioned this to my doctor, who didn’t look into it and sent me on my way because maybe I was being dramatic? In my late 20s, I just had a feeling I needed to switch to a female doctor. It was the best decision. She ran tests, sent me to a specialist. Finally, there was validation that I wasn’t being dramatic. But by then, it had affected my fertility. I was told, “You should probably freeze your eggs or look into other options,” she said to writer Stephanie Danler.

“When I found out about my fertility, I was kind of stunned. It felt so permanent, and oddly, I felt like I had done something wrong. But I started opening up to other women, and all of a sudden, there was a new world of conversation about endometriosis, infertility, miscarriages, fear of having kids. I was so grateful to find out I was not alone in this. I hadn’t done anything “wrong” after all.

“It sounds cheesy, but the moment that I stopped thinking about it, we got pregnant. But even then, I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Things can go wrong when you’re pregnant. That’s something you don’t see on Instagram. So I kept it to myself, my family, and my partner, not wanting to make grand plans if it wasn’t going to work out. This pregnancy made me realize that the only plan you can have is that there is no plan.”

 

 

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