Looking serene and, dare I say, full of joy in a new Instagram post shared Thursday, organization guru and founder of the famed KonMari system Marie Kondo announced she gave birth and welcomed her third child with husband Takumi Kawahara. And you better believe that's going to be one organized nursery.
“It’s a boy! the Tidying Up With Marie Kondo star announced on social media. “I am over the moon to welcome this bundle of joy into our family.”
While Kondo did not reveal her newborn’s name or when exactly he arrived, she did share the whole family is enjoying their new addition. “We are all doing well. Now comes the fun part — spending this special time with our little guy,” she wrote on Instagram.
Back in January, the organizational wizard announced her pregnancy announcement with a beautiful photo of her baby bump. In her photo announcement, she wore a navy cardigan over a loose dress and cradled her bump with a serene smile. Even her bangs looked calm and relaxed. "I have some news!” she captioned the post. “Another bundle of joy on the way."
At the time of her pregnancy announcement, Kondo did not share any further information about her new bundle of joy. So perhaps another photo announcement will come soon!
Kondo’s little boy has two big sisters, 5-year-old Satsuki and 4-year-old Miko. In 2017, the now mother of three opened up to TIME about how becoming a mom changed her. "After giving birth, I realized I’d been living my life thinking about what sparks joy for me,” she said. “Now I’m thinking about what sparks joy for my child, for my family. Realizing how happy I can be when I’m spending time with my family has been one of the wonderful surprises."
Now that she's a mother of three, it will be interesting to see how that dynamic shifts her ability to stay organized. After all, she told WebMD in 2020 she was already struggling sometimes as a mom of two, "When I first became a mother, I felt frustrated when I couldn’t tidy my home exactly the way I wanted. Then, after having my second child, I didn’t even have the energy to consider some of my former practices around the house!"
Fortunately, being a mom has also taught Kondo "how to forgive myself," when things aren't perfect, as she told WebMD. And now that her third child is here, giving herself a break sometimes might prove invaluable.
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