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Jenna Fischer Post-Baby: "I'm Not a Size 2 – and That's Okay!"

Jenna Fischer: a REAL post-baby body

In the world of much-needed good news, this ranks right up there with Michael Scott and Holly finally getting engaged. Or seeing Dwight’s stapler encased in Jell-O.

Jenna Fischer, who plays sweet Pam Halpert on The Office, gave birth to her son, Weston, back in September. But unlike most famous mothers who flaunt flat abs two days after leaving the delivery room, she hasn’t yet dropped all her baby weight.

“Let me please stand in solidarity with all of the women who are not a size 2 six weeks after leaving the hospital,” the actress tells Us Weekly.

She admits having bought into the popular conception that nursing a baby is a miracle body-slimmer – something many moms discover isn’t quite true.

“I thought, you read all of the stuff in magazines like ‘Oh, I breastfed my baby and I am so skinny now,” she says. “I am breastfeeding my baby and I am not getting any skinnier!”

But what’s even better is Jenna’s attitude toward her post-baby figure. “I think I’m just going to be a little bit bigger for a little bit longer, and that’s fine with me,” she announces.

At last! A celebrity mom who isn’t obsessed with being a twig!

Sure, fitness is important for every mother, and it’s fine when a famous mother quickly gets back into bikini-ready form if it makes her feel better about herself. 

But it’s unrealistic to expect a perfect body after birth, and obsessing over it just takes away from the joy of new motherhood. Jessica Simpson is already envying Jessica Alba‘s flat abs, and she’s still in her third trimester. Is she going to put down the baby and pick up the free weights right after she gets home from the hospital?

Here’s to you, Jenna. Don’t be in too big a hurry to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight. Those other new moms like having you in their sisterhood.

Besides, you look great in that custom Max Azria Atelier gown you wore on Sunday. Who says you have to be a size 2 to be glamorous?

What do you think? Are you happy to see a celebrity looking like a real new mom?

[Photo: via PR Photos]

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