Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Compares Her Swollen Postpartum Body to Shrek

Donkey, the cabs are here! Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi compared her swollen postpartum body to the animated green ogre Shrek.

The Jersey Shore star, 31, posted a Boomerang video of her fluid-filled hand that was covered with an ice pack on Friday, May 31. “My hand is shrek,” she captioned the Instagram Stories clip. “#Swollen.”

Snooki Compares Her Postpartum Body to Shrek
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Polizzi, who welcomed her third child with husband Jionni LaValle — a baby boy named Angelo — on Thursday, May 30, has been open about the hardships she is facing after giving birth. “My feet are swollen, I’m wearing a diaper, my son just peed and s—t on me twice & my sciatica is acting up,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories on Thursday. “Hello postpartum.”

The Snooki Shop owner added, “No one warned me about the third pregnancy postpartum cramping. Like am I still in active labor? S—t!” She also told her followers that new moms “definitely need … hazel pads for your butthole.”

Snooki Compares Her Postpartum Body to Shrek
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi visits Build Studio on October 22, 2018 in New York City. Sean Gallup/Getty Images; Monica Schipper/Getty Images

The MTV personality was also candid about the struggles she faced toward the end of her pregnancy. “I’ve been feeling cramps and I swear the baby’s coming out, and then I went [to the doctor’s] today and he said, like, ‘Another two weeks or so,’” she revealed on the May 16 episode of her “It’s Happening With Snooki and Joey” podcast. “I’m annoyed that I have to spend another couple weeks feeling this miserable. You have no idea.”

Polizzi and LaValle, 32, announced in November 2018 that they were expecting their third child together. The couple, who tied the knot four years prior, also share 6-year-old son Lorenzo Dominic and 4-year-old daughter Giovanna Marie.

The Strong Is the New Sexy author told Us Weekly in January that her older children were excited to meet their new sibling. “They kiss my belly every single day,” she gushed. “They can’t wait for little brother.”

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