Last Wednesday, The Bachelor's Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Luyendyk welcomed their first child, daughter Alessi Ren Luyendyk. A week later, mom went out for lunch and left her with grandma. And the Internet had some thoughts.
Arie clapped back at the critics who mom-shamed his wife on Instagram after she wrote, alongside a photo of her hugging her sister, "First time out of the house without Alessi and I only cried one time. I'd say it's a win."
"To all the negative comments regarding leaving her with grandma for a 45min lunch, cut her some slack!" Arie commented. "It was my idea because she has been working so hard to keep up and quite frankly I commend her for 1. Being an incredible mom and getting the breast feeding down enough to make sure she had enough while she was at lunch. (Moms know that breastfeeding can be difficult) and 2. So much of being a good parent is making sure you take care of yourself. She wanted a healthy meal with her sister who is in town."
"I get so frustrated at the comments because she is such a kind soul and takes these comments to heart," he added. "Be kind people!"
"Lol I didn't leave my baby until she was 4 months old and I cried," commented one user.
"To be honest she did cry but grandma had it handled!" Arie replied.
A couple of fellow Bachelor Nation alumni moms also commented on Lauren's post.
"Winning for sure! You look great!" wrote The Bachelorette's Desiree Hartsock, who gave birth to her and husband Chris Siegfried's second son in January. "And always take time for yourself. The first weeks are tough and it looks like you're doing amazing momma!"
"Omg how...i'm so jealous!! Ruth was on my t-t every 30 minutes and i was bleeding everywhere lmao," commented The Bachelor's Bekah Martinez, who gave birth to her first child and daughter in February.