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Mandy Moore shares sweet photo cradling her newborn son Gus

“Doesn’t get any better”

Mandy Moore cannot get enough of her brand new bundle of joy.

On Wednesday, the This Is Us actress posted a sweet snap to her Instagram stories, which shows her cradling her newborn, August Harrison, as he lay asleep on her bare chest. On top of the photo, she wrote, “Doesn’t get any better,” which is solidified by the sweet smile across Moore’s face as she soaks up the moment.

Mandy Moore cradles her newborn son, Gus, in new Instagram photo©Mandy Moore

The 36-year-old welcomed her first child with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, last month, and they’re still soaking up every second they get to spend with their little man.

On Friday, almost two weeks after Gus was born, Moore shared an update with fans while saying she’s proud of her body for all it has been through.

Still processing how Gus’s birth unfolded with utter gratitude for my body, my support team and the journey our sweet boy took to meet us,” she wrote underneath the black and white photo. The flick was captured by her “magnificent” doula, Carson Meyer, and seems to have been taken during Mandy’s first time holding her son.

Two weeks prior, the actress shared the big news with fans following Gus’ birth, letting everyone know he made it safely, being born on his actual due date.

“Gus is here 💙💙💙💙” she wrote under a photo of her son wearing a blue onesie. “Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents.”

She continued, writing, “We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined. M + T.”

On an episode of Informed Pregnancy Podcast, Moore revealed that she originally planned to have a natural home birth, but was forced to change those plans due to a health complication.

My platelets have been dropping throughout pregnancy and it‘s something I never thought about until I got, I’d say early to midway through my third trimester,” she revealed. “They sort of started dropping pretty precipitously and fell below the threshold that would make it possible for me to do a home birth.”

She continued, “Unfortunately my plans have had to change. I initially was like, ‘I got it, absolutely. I am malleable, I’m going to do whatever it takes for this baby,’ and that is absolutely how I still feel. But the grieving process about my plan not unfolding the way that I had hoped actually, I felt this sort of delayed reaction. It was a couple of weeks afterward that it really sort of sunk in.

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