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From her pregnancy battle with hyperemesis gravidarum, to her struggles with breastfeeding and the hilarious error that saw her name her son a rude name by accident, The Trainwreck actress has been raw and open with her fans since baby and we love her for it.
Baby Gene, who the 39-year-old actor shares with husband, chef Chris Fischer is one now and we’re as smitten with him as we are with his mummy!
In addition to their incredible social media shares, Amy and Chris have allowed fans an inside glimpse into the raw reality of their parenting journey in a three-part docuseries Expecting Amy.
Cameras follow Amy and Chris as she prepares to give birth to their child and a new stand-up act, more or less along the same timetable. Amy promises fans a look at her anxious self, sobbing, naked and vomiting – lots of vomiting!
In the meantime, we’ve share our favourite moments in the life of Amy, Chris and Gene in the gallery below …
Amy Schumer’s son, Gene, has proudly said his first word and it’s ‘Dad!’
Amy’s reaction of surprise and joy is one that every mama can relate to when witnessing these precious firsts.
In the adorable video (see above), 16-month-old son sitting in his high chair. Speaking to the camera, Amy says, “We just wanted to say ‘Hi, Daddy. We miss you. We hope you’re having a fun day.’ Can you say ‘Dad’?”
Gene pauses for a second before repeating back, “Dad!”
Amy is both shocked and overjoyed and she begins cheer and celebrate the milestone moment with her friends.
Meanwhile Gene was surprised by his mum’s reaction ad he almost immediately bursts into tears, leaving Amy to console her sweet son and end the clip.
“This video was clearly a surprise to us,” the mum-of-one captions the video.
“Getting to experience these first moments with my son makes me feel so lucky.”
WATCH: Amy Schumer’s son Gene is adorable as he reads the newspaper in his highchair. Gallery begins after …
Alongside an adorable image of herself snuggled up with a sleeping Gene, the Snatched star took a moment to reflect on how special that simple moment was, captioning the image: “Some rare moments I’m able to be truly present.”
Amy nearly broke the internet when she shared a gorgeous image of Gene dressed in a mini-chef’s outfit complete with check pants and a chef’s hat!
“If you have a baby and you don’t dress them up in a bunch of insane ways I don’t understand what you’re even doing,” wrote the 39yo.
And we say bring on the costumes!
Amy and husband Chris, famously changed baby Gene’s name a month or so in, from Gene Attell Fischer to Gene David Fischer.
Amy explained the hilarious reason to NPR’s Scott Simon.
“So one of my close friends is Dave Attell. He’s also my favourite comedian. So I wanted to pay tribute to him.
“And so we named – Gene’s first name is for Chris’ mum, who passed away. And then we wanted to have his middle name be Attell.
“And about a month in, I realised that by accident, we’d named him Gene Attell – genital. So we had to do a real swift name change!”
“You know, people say when you have a baby, it’s like your heart is walking around outside your body?” Amy told NPR’s Scott Simon.
“That is completely true and – for me, anyway.”
Amy and Chris Fischer tied the knot in 2018, something she never thought she’d do.
“I never wanted to get married. I never wanted to have kids. I didn’t even think about it,” she told Oprah Winfrey.
“But then I met this dude. And I was, like, I want to partner up with you for life,” she recalled.
“And I do want to get the government involved. And I want you to sign. I want to make a vow. Everyone here heard you and now you are mine.”
Amy spoke with E! News on the way motherhood had changed her “in a million ways”.
“I’m just nicer to my mum,” she laughed.
“Like all mums I love him so much it hurts,” Amy shared with her Instagram fans.
“I resent how much women have to suck it the f— up and act like everything’s fine,” Amy shares in her three-part docuseries, Expecting Amy.
“‘Cause women are such f—ing badasses. We’re f—ing warriors.”
“The best part is just having a partner and being like ‘I got a team,’” Amy told E! News on being married.
“You got someone to go through life with together that you love and you want to be partnered up with.”
“I really have had a beautiful experience having a baby,” Amy told Oprah Winfrey.
“You know, it’s different for everybody. But I really have to recommend if you’ve got the resources to have a baby, have a baby. It’s been so life-changing for me. And I really like the guy.”
Amy sake honestly with her Instagram fans when it was time for her to get back to work.
“I’m feeling strong and good and like I’m still a human being with interests and ambitions and goals I’m excited to reach. It’s felt good to be back at work,” she wrote.
“It’s mostly good to be back and the breaks energize me to be a better mom and appreciate our time even more.”
Amy’s husband Chris is on the the autism spectrum.
In response to a follower asking Amy how she would feel if her child was as well, Amy nailed it with this reply:
“I’d be disappointed if he liked The Big Bang Theory And NASCAR, not if he had ASD.”
From the very first days of Gene’s life, new mum Amy keep things VERY real!
“You get a lot of advice when your pregnant. And I think people have good intentions, but it’s pretty pushy.”
“I didn’t know I could love someone that much, no offense to my husband,” Amy told E! News, adding: “But yeah, I think we’re both shocked by the level of love that’s possible.”
“Breastfeeding wasn’t the right fit for our family—it was too much on me and I was starting to feel bad,” Amy told Oprah.
“And it occurred to me: I can stop breastfeeding. And he’s so healthy, and he’s so good. That pressure is real, but what I realised is that it was self-inflicted.
“So, I’m not trying to vilify the other women who said these things to me—it’s gonna happen, you’re going to feel all these pressures about a lot of different things about being a mum, or just being a woman.
‘But if you let it get to you, it’s on you. I had to stop and say, no, this is all self-inflicted. I’m going to get rid of this guilt and do what’s right for me and my family and what makes me feel healthy.”
“After I gave birth when I was yelling ‘men can’t do sh*t’ that was the moment where it was like ‘Omg I just carried a baby and they essentially just had to slice open my fupa and rip him out.’” Amy too moms.com
“Women are stronger than I realised.”