Stephanie Hallett
Updated Feb 17, 2017 @ 2:58 pm

She once played a badass superhero on Disney’s Kim Possible and Christy Carlson Romano, a new mom, just proved she’s a hero IRL, too! Romano shared a photo on Instagram of her tummy two months postpartum today, and shut down the idea that moms should — or even can! — “bounce back” immediately after giving birth.

In the candid photo, Romano wears a bra and pants, and shows a belly that still looks like it — gasp! — recently contained another human being. In her caption, Romano wrote,

Romano gave birth to her first child, daughter Isabella Victoria Rooney, on December 24th. In an interview with People, she said, “Isabella is the greatest thing to ever happen to us and we are truly grateful to all those who have supported us during this special and momentous time.”

In an earlier blog post for People, during the second trimester of her pregnancy, she acknowledged how challenged she felt by the changes her body was experiencing.