Christina Anstead returns to bed rest 3 weeks after giving birth to son

Taking it easy! Christina Anstead is slowing down three weeks after giving birth to her and Ant Anstead’s son, Hudson.

“I’m a moron,” the Christina on the Coast star, 36, captioned a Tuesday, September 24, Instagram post. “I felt totally fine since one week postpartum, like, zero pain … but I was resting and taking it easy … and then I threw Tay[lor] a birthday party and was lifting and running around all weekend. Yesterday I woke up like, ‘Oh, crap,’ and today ‘Oh, crap’ turned into ‘Oh, s—t.’”

The Flip or Flop star, who also shares Taylor, 8, and Brayden, 3, with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, went on to write, “I definitely hurt myself. It’s not the C-section incision area that hurts, it’s my left abdomen and it hurts bad. So please, anyone who just had a baby, don’t overdue [sic] it. I always want to be the people pleaser in the family and make sure everyone knows how much I care about them, but in doing so, I wasn’t taking care of myself. Back to bed rest and baby cuddles.”

In the social media upload, the HGTV personality smiled in bed with her infant. The little one was born on September 6.

“Ant and I are so excited to welcome Hudson London Anstead into the world,” the Flip Your Life author wrote on Instagram at the time. “Our hearts are SO full of love and joy! Our healthy baby boy was born this morning. 9/6/19. 7 lbs 7 oz 19.5 inches long.”

She and the Wheeler Dealers host, 40, tied the knot in December 2018 and announced three months later that their first child together was on the way. Ant is also dad to two children, Amelie and Archie, from his previous marriage to Louise Anstead.

Christina and El Moussa, 38, have been coparenting their kids since their 2016 split, and they joined forces for their daughter’s 9th birthday party on Saturday, September 22.

“Seriously @heatherraeyoung and I had a great time!” the Flipping 101 star captioned a pic with Taylor and his girlfriend, Heather Rae Young. “It was the first time we were all together and it was great.”

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Magic hour ✨🏝
Taken from inside our new pool! 👏🏼 @ant_anstead and I are getting so excited for pool parties this summer with the kids in this bad boy!! In the meantime @cashiethefrenchbulldog is happy sneaking outside for a mud bath 🌧 😂 🤦🏼‍♀️
When you’re married and start smiling the same 😂🥰
Hubby and Javiers - #yesplease. ♥️ yes we match and yes I’m still wearing the ⛸🤷🏼‍♀️🖤 #datenight
Happy Birthday to two of the best who aren’t with me today but are both living their best lives 😉 ... my dad and @akeith9999 . Dad I hope you are being spoiled in Maui by mom and some huge pancakes from the gazebo restaurant and Amy I hope your man is treating you like a 👸🏼 in SF. Love you both ♥️💙
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If you aren’t in the mood for a sentimental / mushy post I suggest you keep scrolling. 😏..... A year ago today @ant_anstead called me for the first time and we spoke for 29 mins two days later while he was at Sema he FaceTimed me (I was thinking who FaceTimes) anyways I answered and we spoke for 2.5 hours ... two days later we met for the first time and we’ve been inseparable ever since. #FATE @ant_anstead you have showed me what real unconditional love is. You take me for what I am, flawed and a bit crazy, and love all of me just the way I am. You have never once made me feel bad for anything in my past. You put me in my place when I need to be put there. Hold me when I’m having a bad day. I love this life with you. I love our blended family. I can’t wait to see where the next year takes us. I know it’s going to be magical. ♥️🔥🔥💫 To quote my fav artist “Wise men say only fools rush in .... but I can’t help falling in love with you” ♥️
Excited for another “working” road trip weekend with this guy @ant_anstead . OC -> SFO @rewealthexpo -> North Carolina @highpointmarket -> OC
The accents alright too 😉
Another location another adventure. Last 2 days at our home away from home in the 🇬🇧 @stokepark . Love doing this life with you! @ant_anstead ♥️
What an amazing six months it’s been with this lady!!! Where has the time flown! I’ve loved every second I spend with her! She totally gets me (which is rare) and we have done so so much in such a short time! @christinaelmoussa is a proper travel buddy! With an amazing sense of humour and gets my British sarcasm (also rare). Timing is weird! Very weird in a great way! A VERY great way! Looking forward to the next chapter #Act2 ❤️🔥🔥🇬🇧🇺🇸#HMF x x x
This cutie’s team plays tomorrow... And if you saw my story this weekend .. well .. you know he’s just a little excited 😜 #TeamEngland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿... who wants to see England take the win?! ⚽️
Walk on the wild side with me @ant_anstead 😈 #HMF 💜
Whirlwind!! Less than 24 hours in Vegas. @reelevatedevents seminar ... dinner at SW steak .. @absinthe_vegas show ... won some blackjack ... home for soccer by 9 am, Tay scored two goals! ♥️ #hmf @ant_anstead 😘 📷 @cazeb 💋
At the end of 2017 I was lucky enough to be introduced to this guy through a mutual friend. #Fate. ✨ He has already grounded me in so many ways and I’m so grateful for him. @ant_anstead is an amazing dad to his children and also great with mine, driven and talented, humble and kind, patient and a great listener, fun and hilarious, spiritual and to top it all off he’s hot AF. Happy 39th birthday gorgeous. ❤️🔥🔥🍾 #hmf #pic
Exploring @ant_anstead old stomping grounds in his race car. #yesplease 🇬🇧... suggestions on must see spots in London appreciated 💋
Luckiest 🍀♥️ @ant_anstead you are #magical ✨ #hmf
My sweet valentine ♥️. @ant_anstead ... here in spirit, as he’s away working hard to make some tv magic ✨ #HMF
SEE!!!!!! I DO own a shirt!!! And a jacket!!! 😎 Oh and a HUGE fat smile on my face too!! 🤗 @christinaelmoussa is responsible for one out of three.. 😍 #HMF ❤️❤️🔥🔥
Lovely weekend away with this guy .... 🍷🍾 @ant_anstead #hmf
That moment you decide to just stuff you faces and eat a load of really naughty food while watching the sunset! 🐷 On a school night too! I know! Rock n roll right! For no apparent reason! 😎☺️#HMF @christinaelmoussa
The past 10 months with you have been #magical ❤️ @ant_anstead
Luau with the kids at sunset and the sound of the waves crashing..... #magical ✨
Date night and a lot to celebrate. ♥️ @ant_anstead 🥂
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