Hilary Swank glows in Christmas update as she shows off twin baby bump

Christmas is a time for contemplation and thankfulness for many people; it’s a time to cherish what you have and to remind yourself to be grateful for what you have rather than resentful of what you might not.

As a result, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find the internet, and particularly social media, covered in uplifting posts that focus on families and boldly display the areas of people’s life that they are most proud of.

Personally, I enjoy taking a yearly family portrait in front of the tree with my loved ones. If nothing else, it will serve as a memento for years to come, when I can reflect on it and grin at a history that is getting harder and harder for me to remember clearly.

Unsurprisingly, a lot of well-known people shared details about their holiday celebrations on social media in various posts.

Few, though, were able to make us feel warm within the way Hilary Swank did.

The 48-year-old, well-known actress was beaming with excitement as she expressed her unending gratitude for the unborn children growing inside her.

Swank shared a photo on Instagram of her next to her Christmas tree while wearing festive red and white striped pajamas.

Swank revealed that she was expecting twins back in October. She and her husband Philip Schneider are both said to have twins, so that part of her announcement wasn’t all that noteworthy.

She was the center of attention, which was perhaps unfortunate. Swank is over the average age that women can hope to become pregnant at 48, and every time a female celebrity conceives in her 40s, the debate about what age is “acceptable” to stop trying to have children (we know, it’s crazy) tends to resurface.

Swank, however, is understandably thrilled to be expecting. Additionally, her due date coincides with her father’s birthday.

The actress discussed the wonderful coincidence lately on The Drew Barrymore Show.

“You just announced that your father passed away one year ago, and this miracle is happening,” Barrymore said at the time.

“Yeah, and they are due on his birthday,” Hilary replied.

Swank also said on Live with Kelly and Ryan: “This is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I’m gonna be a mom,” she stated.

The 48-year-old woman said to Extra TV that the issue of her becoming a “older” mom was just a matter of timing.

“I was having a career and not having the right relationship until … four years ago, and all the elements needed to come together and be right,” she explained.

She later added: “It’s just something I thought about even as a young girl. It’s something that was on my mind, so it’s nice to be here and just be pregnant.”

The Oscar winner confessed that she is most excited about the twins’ expected arrival on a day that already has particular significance for her.

“It’s beautiful,” she said. “It’s all aligning, and my dad, he was one of my favorite people in the world, so it is kind of like … this tribute of life with them being born on this birthday.”

I’m not sure how you feel, but I’m just incredibly pleased for Hilary Swank. We want her to look her best at all times. Enjoy being a mother!

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