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Jessie James Decker shares honest photo of her post-baby belly with note to moms

Singer and reality TV star Jessie James Decker wants her fans to know that her post-baby body isn’t perfect — and that’s OK.

The country star, who gave birth to a second child last month, posted an Instagram photo with her shirt pulled up, thanking fans for kind comments about how great she looks in earlier snapshots, but reminding them that she’s just like any other woman.

I appreciate all of the sweet comments about how tiny I look after baby! But I don't want to mislead any mommy's who just had babies and are stressing! I gained 55 pounds with my daughter and only 27 this time! I gained so much with her because I threw up every day for five months and of course was starving after so I would shove anything in my mouth to make that hunger feeling go away. This time I ate very normal and would take occasional walks. I am still 15 pounds away from what I was originally before I got pregnant with Vivianne. I take occasional walks but haven't done anything yet to try and lose weight and am in no rush! Nursing mamas should def not try and do any severe diets or milk supply will run low! My tummy is still swollen and you can see my c-section scar and pooch! I had another due to my 9lb baby and petite frame. So no rushing and no stressing about losing weight! Wanted to make sure y'all saw what my tummy looks like under the tank top and blazer...I do wear a belly waist train thingy a few hours here n there which helps c section mamas and swelling to go down. I am so glad we all can support each other. Being a mommy is so rewarding but hard work so we need to stick together and help each other out. I'm not perfect but I do my best. That's what it's all about. So never be hard on yourself. I'm going to try and do more posts like this. So feel free to ask anything below and will try and incorporate it in another mommy post! ❤️y'all

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“I appreciate all the sweet comments about how tiny I look after baby!” Decker, 27, wrote. “But I don’t want to mislead any mommies who just had babies and are stressing!”

“Wanted to make sure y’all saw what my tummy looks like under the tank top and blazer,” she added.

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Decker said that she’s still 15 pounds away from what she weighed before giving birth to her first child, daughter Vivianne, in March 2014. And while she’s in no rush to lose the weight she put on while carrying her son Eric, born in September, she did say she’s wearing a waist trainer a few hours each day.

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NFL player Eric Decker and singer Jessie James Decker attend the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival at the Frank Erwin Center on May 2, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

“My tummy is still swollen and you can see my C-section scar and pooch!” wrote Decker, who’s married to New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker.

The singer added that she wants new moms to support each other.

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“Being a mommy is so rewarding but hard work so we need to stick together and help each other out,” Decker wrote. “I’m not perfect but I do my best. That’s what it’s all about. So never be hard on yourself.”

Decker and her husband are also the stars of a reality show, "Eric and Jessie," that aired on the E! network.

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