The singer and doula announced the birth of her and Badgley's first born child on Instagram, sharing a photo of a heart drawn using the placenta. "His heart shaped home ❣️ #40dayspostpartum," Kirke wrote.
You might be wondering — what exactly am I looking at? Thankfully, we'll save you the trouble of Googling placenta art (no judgement, but still proceed with caution). Placenta art is a print is made by putting natural food safe dyes in the placenta and pressing it, along with the umbilical cord, onto acid-free paper. TIME reported that it had become a trend among parents in 2013, as it's "a lifelong memento of your child's birth."
It usually looks something like a tree (fitting, since the placenta is sometimes referred to as the "Tree of Life"), but Kirke seems to have taken some creative liberties and turned it into a heart. As they always say, live your placenta truth.
Kirke and You actor Badgley started dating in 2014, and quietly got married in a small ceremony in February 2017. Kirke, the older sister of Girls' Jemima Kirke, announced her pregnancy in February, while also revealing that she'd suffered two miscarriages in a row beforehand. She has another son, 11-year-old Cassius Riley, with her ex Morgan O'Kane.
"I stopped trusting my body and started to accept the fact that I was done," Kirke wrote in an emotional Instagram post. "[...] You’re already teaching us how to stay in the day in a way we’ve never had to, little one. Thank you."