Renay is ready to start the journey back to her pre-baby body

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 03, 2020 06:09 AM

Crystal Renay Smith is an open book.

The new mom recently took to Instagram, proudly sharing a photo collage and video of her post-baby body, just a week after delivering her first child — a son — with singer NE-YO.

“1 week postpartum. Being on bedREST 85% of my pregnancy and not being able to work out the entire time was truly challenging and hard on my body,” Renay Smith captioned a split image of herself. “Then to get a C-section on top of that was a major setback.”

Ne-YO Crystal Renay body after baby scar

Crystal Renay

In the snap, the model poses in black leggings and a black bra as she offers a profile and front view of her body, in which her surgery scar is visible and still bandaged.

“My body isn’t what it once was but that’s ok because now in the next coming weeks (AFTER IM HEALED PROPERLY) I can share my #SNAPBACK journey and progress with you guys!” she continued. “This comeback is about to get real y’all! #SJmamabad #JustHadABaby #NoWaistTrainer #StretchMarksWhereBih #MyHusbandIsALuckyGuy #FlawsAndAll.”

In a second video post, Renay Smith gives a full 360 view of her body as she spins in a circle.

“When hubby says show that video #FlawsAndAll #ComfortableInMySkin #LongAsHELovesMe #1WeekPostpartum #SJmamabad #StretchMarksWhereBih,” she captioned the clip.

Renay Smith and NE-YO welcomed son Shaffer Chimere Jr. earlier this month, just three weeks after the couple tied the knot in an oceanside ceremony.

“It was the scariest delivery ever and I ended up getting a emergency c-section cause of complications but with the help of my amazing doctor Sheryl Ross and my super calming husband NE-YO I was able to get through it all and come out with best reward in the world… SJ!!!!! #BesdtDayOfMyLife,” Renay Smith captioned a photo of her son’s hand following his delivery.

— Naja Rayne