Why it took Isabelle Daza 3 months to officially introduce her son to the world
Unlike many celebrity parents—and a number of parents, for that matter—Isabelle Daza was hesitant to show pictures of her baby’s face and share his name on social media.
Months after introducing her newborn in April, she finally bared his sweet smile and shock of hair this morning of July 19 on Instagram.
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She wrote in the caption, “‘A child should not have to earn their parents’ love. He should rest in it’. You can rest in my love Baltie.”
Her son’s full name is Balthazar Gabriel Daza Semblat, she revealed on her Instagram Stories. He was named after her late father, businessman Gabriel “Bong” Daza III.
“My dad loved Paris so much he thought he was half-French,” she mused. “Now I have a half-French little boy. Who is 1/4 made of my dad.”
The new mom explained on her Instagram Stories why she took time to maintain some privacy with her son. Pictures of him on her Instagram feed would only partially show his face even if Daza took pride in motherhood and breastfeeding her baby.
In a series of pictures, Daza explained her emotions and reasons behind “sheltering” him from the public.
“So I haven’t shown my son’s face since he was born. Some people ask me when I’m ‘launching’ him. I do feel like I need to offer an explanation,” she began.
“I don’t know why but I felt so [instinctively] protective when he was born. Like I wanted to shelter him from the world. Maybe that’s what it meant to become a mother?” she mused.
She said she felt conflicted about his privacy, considering she has become a public figure. But ultimately, “I wanted to keep these first few months with him to myself.”
She gave a slew of reasons to why she felt that way, such as fearing he would be judged for how he looked, that the world would “own him,” or that he hadn’t “met” her father. She also considered that she could’ve been overthinking the “perfect time” to introduce her son.
Perhaps bringing little Balthazar to her dad’s resting place on his death anniversary last July 14 helped her feel more prepared to let her son face the public.
After her sister’s post, Ava Daza shared a picture of her bright-eyed nephew.
“My day isn’t complete until I see and kiss and hug and carry and smell and laugh with you my little Baltieboo,” she gushed. /ra
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