The American actress and author, Gabrielle Union, is giving the world a warm “butterflies in my belly” feeling with the love she gives to her baby girl, Kaavia James. Union and her husband, Dwayne Wade, show countless and endless love to there new addition to the family.
For those that don’t know, Union has here fair share of heartache when it came to having children. Union revealed in her book Were Going to Need More Wine that she has had her fair share of miscarriages and failed IVF. “The reality is I actually have adenomyosis. The gag is I had it in my early 20’s” says Union said at a conference. Adenomyosis is a condition in the uterus that causes menstrual cramps, heavy periods, and in most cases infertility. After several years of trying, Union thought that she would never have children. In her book, she explained how hope on having a child was hard to hold on to.
But in early November, the couple revealed to the world that they had welcomed a baby girl via surrogate; a baby girl that they call Kaavia James. “We held onto each other in joy and peace and allowed ourselves to look forward to her arrival.” Though a lot of people were happy for them, some people had harsh things to say. In a interview with Oprah, Union explained how she got some backlash from people because she decided to use a surrogate. She also dealt with people questioning her as to why was she in the hospital bed, with scrubs on holding newborn Kaavia when she didn’t physical “have” the baby. But the Being Mary Jane actress seemed completely unbothered by these comments; she wasn’t going to let cruel comments stop her from enjoying newborn Kaavia James.
4 month old Kaavia James seems to bring smiles to Union and husband Wade; but she seems to be bring smiles to other people as well. Union took it upon herself to make Kaavia a instagram page (obviously ran by her parents), full of pictures of Kaavia making serious faces. What makes it funny is the captions she uses underneath her daughters pictures.”I’ve called this meeting today because I see you are not, in fact, bout that life.” is just one of the many captions. Union even made a hashtag dedicated to her daughters serious faces: #Shadybaby. Even now, Union still gets backlash at mothers about her decision of using a surrogate and even about the post she makes about her baby. “I want to be able to make whatever choice I want to make and not have to answer to anybody but me. As long as I feel good, as long as I feel confident, screw you.” Union, 46, is living her best life with baby Kaavia in her arms, and one can predict, that she wouldn’t want it no other way.
Congrats again to Gabrielle & The Wade Family! Baby Kaavia is beyond beautiful.