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Mandy Moore Shares Intimate Photos From Baby Oscar's Birth

Alongside beautiful images captured by her doula, the This is Us star talks about her "transcendent" birth experience and what song was playing when sweet Ozzie arrived.
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November 18, 2022
Mandy Moore attends the Red Carpet of the 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards - Broadcast & Cable at The Beverly Hilton on August 13, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California
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Just one month after giving birth to her second child Oscar, Mandy Moore is sharing photos of her little one and her raw birth experience for the first time.

The This is Us Star posted a carousel of photos on Instagram Thursday that feature touching moments during and after her delivery. “One month with our Ozzie. I’m still able to access everything about that moment, which simultaneously feels like one second ago and also unimaginable to fathom life before,” Moore recounted in the photo caption.

The singer and actress went on to describe her birth experience thanking her labor and delivery team for “holding space and allowing for such a transcendent birth experience.” Her physician Dr. Waldman, her labor and delivery nurse, Athena and her doula (and photographer) @rebeccacoursey_photosandfilm all helped make the magic happen.

Perhaps one of the most special parts of her one-month ode to Ozzie—sharing his birth song. “Baby boy came into this world to the soundtrack of Willie Nelson’s Stardust. Good choice, sir!”

Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, first announced the arrival of their son on October 21. “Ozzie is here!” Moore exclaimed in the caption of a beautiful, black and white Instagram post featuring mom, dad and their newborn.

“Oscar Bennett Goldsmith arrived a little late but with much aplomb (and an easier/speedier delivery than his big brother, much to the delight of his parents). Every adage is true: our hearts have doubled in size and the immediacy of the love is astounding. He is beyond words and we are so grateful for our family of four!”

The couple revealed the news they were expecting on June 3 with a sweet picture of their one-year-old son August wearing a big brother shirt.

“One incredibly seminal chapter of my life just ended, and the next one, as a mother of two, is about to start…and are we ever so deeply grateful and excited,” Moore shared in the caption. “Baby Boy Goldsmith #2 coming this fall! Tour is gonna be slightly different than I expected but I can’t wait and Gus is gonna be the BEST big brother!! Xo”

Pregnancy number two wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, though. Shortly after announcing that she was expecting, Moore also shared the news that she would be canceling her first tour in 15 years to prioritize her pregnancy. Alongside a dimly lit snapshot from her Washington D.C. show (one of the first stops on her tour), Moore explained to fans in an emotional Instagram post that while ending her tour was a difficult decision, it was one she knew in her gut to be best.

In the photo caption, Moore shared a familiar parenting sentiment, saying, “It’s hard to slow down. It’s difficult to feel like you’re letting yourself or anyone else down. It’s disappointing to admit you can’t do it all sometimes. But it’s also empowering to give yourself permission to be human and take a breath. We all need it. To prioritize rest over hustle.”

Moore and Goldsmith got engaged in September 2017 after dating for two years and got married in November 2018. Speaking with Parents in 2021, Moore explained how her life has changed since welcoming her oldest son Gus.

“Not to sound cheesy, but all the clichés are true. Life is Technicolor now. It just makes sense in a way that it didn’t before,” said Moore. “I had no idea that this degree of love existed in the world.”

Our congratulations to the new family of four!

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