During Kim Kardashian's long hiatus from social media, my life felt very empty and hollow — or at least, my Instagram feed definitely did. Without her selfies showing up every time I refreshed the app, there was a feeling that something was missing, and even though she no longer posts quite as often or as freely, it's really good to have her back. And recently, I've noticed a trend in the photos she's sharing, and it doesn't look like it's going to end soon. This week, Kardashian shared new photos of Saint West, and it looks like her family-centric posts are here to stay.
On Monday, Kardashian posted a series of pics of her and Saint as he sits in his highchair. In the photos (which were shared on Twitter and on Instagram using its fancy new gallery feature), Kardashian and Saint might be keeping a straight face, but it's pretty clear how much this mom loves her baby, especially in the quieter moments where it's just the two of them like this one.
I could do without the fuzzy filter she's been using lately, but that's nothing compared to the joy I feel over finally seeing more photos of this adorable baby. That face! Those cheeks! I can't.
These photos fit the new theme that Kardashian seems to be going for, giving us glimpses into her personal life at home with her family, when it seems the Keeping Up With The Kardashians cameras aren't involved. She's less made up and more natural, and the kinds of pictures she's chosen to share lately almost all involve her husband, her children, or both. They look like they came out of a personal photo album instead of a carefully curated collection of posed pictures meant to boost her social media presence.
In the more than 50 photos she's posted since her October robbery, none of them are selfies, even though some feature only Kardashian herself. Almost half of them include some combination of Kanye West, Saint, North, and her sisters, and so far, I'm a big fan of the change. I loved the selfies and the chance to drool over her constantly flawless makeup, don't get me wrong, but it's nice to see this side of her, too.
It's hard to say whether or not her robbery is what made her Instagram style change, but it certainly could have had something to do with it. She did take time off afterward to spend with her family as she moved past the horrifying incident, so maybe in that time she realized they were what she actually wanted to share with her fans and followers.
I'm so glad to see Kardashian happier these days, and see more adorable photos of her little ones, no matter the reason. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some gushing over Saint to do.