I absolutely LOVE this picture.
After I saw these first pictures come across my daily news I suprisingly don't mind that this little family is even in my news feed. A few years ago it was annoying, it was hard to miss the fact that they got married, it was all over. Yes, they looked happy and beautiful but it did not affect my day to day life but I guess the event made others swoon.
What I truly, truly love about this picture is Kate's belly. That's right! I love that she isn't covering, hiding, or photoshopping her post-pregnancy belly. It shows that she did indeed give birth wtihin the past few days! I also love that she looks natural and beautiful with her new-mom-glow, but for me its all about the belly. She's even holding it as if she were still pregnant! This is what real women look like coming home with their babies. (Of course, my hair was in a bun and I was in sweats.) Kate, who is under the public microscope on a daily basis, is amazing to me. I shouldn't be so suprised that she went out like this, but I am.
The newborn photos we see here in the U.S. grocery aisle magazines and online news media are trash. Celebrity parents are posed (usually just mom) with a ton of make up and hair done, in a bed covered up, or are posed holding the newborn (usually with just diaper on) up by their face. Where is their body? Usually weeks later new photos of the baby-mama looking exactly like she did pre-pregnancy. This is a topic for another entry though...
I wish these new parents the best. I hope he helps her change diapers and I hope she doesn't feel the need to look perfect in the upcoming months and focuses only on her health and baby.
I have never seen a picture of Kate looking more beautiful.