Celebrity Parents Jade Roper Tolbert Poses with Newborn Son Brooks Nine Days Postpartum in Underwear Selfie Nine days after her son Brooks' birth, Jade Roper Tolbert is "slowly healing physically" but "the mental and emotional healing is hard to put a finger on" By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 7, 2019 11:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Jade Roper Tolbert is showing her appreciation for her body nine days after giving birth to her second child. In a candid caption on Instagram Wednesday — which she wrote alongside a mirror selfie where she posed in her underwear, holding her newborn son Brooks Easton — the Bachelor in Paradise season 2 winner shared that she was “so thankful” and has “so much respect for [her] body” after the delivery. “Women’s bodies are seriously phenomenal! It’s taking my uterus more time to return to its normal state this time around, but honestly I have never loved my body more than I have this postpartum,” wrote Jade, 32. The former reality star welcomed her son in her and husband Tanner Tolbert‘s master closet on July 29, and she revealed in her Wednesday post she is “slowly healing physically” after having “received several stitches.” “The mental and emotional healing is hard to put a finger on, but I am giving myself grace to process everything,” Jade continued. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter. Jade Roper Tolbert/Instagram Why Ashley Iaconetti Is Taking (Some) Responsibility for Jade Roper Tolbert’s “Crazy” Delivery “But after such an overwhelming labor and delivery, I have so much respect for my body and the journey it’s been on this year to grow and bring this perfect little joy into my life. So in love, so thankful,” Jade ended her caption, adding the hashtags, “#oneweekpostpartum” and “#4thtrimester.” The new mother of two and her husband, 32, welcomed their second child in an unexpected, “wild” way they couldn’t possibly have been prepared for. “[Jade’s] water actually broke at 9:16 p.m., as we were actually watching The Bachelorette,” Tanner told PEOPLE last week of the moment they knew it was go time — two weeks before his son’s due date. “It’s surreal. I’m still having trouble processing it,” the former Bachelor star added of her surprise delivery. Couresy Jade Tolbert RELATED VIDEO: Hilaria Baldwin Bares (Almost!) All One Day Postpartum: “I Want to Do All That I Can to Normalize a Real Body” Jade and Tanner are also parents to daughter Emerson “Emmy” Avery, who turns 2 on Aug. 17. And the toddler’s first meeting with her little brother was one for the books. In a clip Jade posted to her Instagram feed and story on Thursday, the little girl climbed right up into her mom’s hospital bed and scooted up next to her, marveling at her newborn sibling. “Here comes your baby brother. Can you say hi?” Tanner could be heard saying from behind the camera. Emmy talked sweetly about the newest family member in a quiet voice after Jade encouraged her to “be gentle,” before leaning down to give him a kiss on the forehead and rubbing his head softly.