Eva Mendes just welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Esmeralda, with boyfriend Ryan Gosling a couple of months ago and she’s finally talking about the whole thing – pregnancy and her reasons for being so secretive, motherhood, baby weight and the like – during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
Here’s what she had to say (via US Weekly):
“I think just early on, we decided it’s going to be so hard for her to have privacy,” Mendes said. “We thought this is the first opportunity we can give her to protect her and so that I had a nice calm pregnancy, which I did.”
While Mendes’ pregnancy was calm, her first two months of motherhood have been less relaxing. Asked whether baby Esmeralda, who was born on Sept. 12, is sleeping through the night, the Fast and Furious alum exclaimed, “No! No, God no. She’s 2 months! You know, we’re getting the hang of it, the sleeping thing, but yeah I’m exhausted and it’s the best.”
“Really, I’m so incredibly tired,” she added. “I thought I was tired before at times, but no. Nothing like this, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“The whole bounce back thing… I’m like… ‘Oh gosh. Ease up. It’s okay. We don’t have to…’ you know?” she explained. “I mean, eventually maybe, but certainly not in a couple weeks.”
Despite her relaxed demeanor, Mendes already looks slim and gorgeous, which she attributes to a natural action, rather than hitting the gym for hours on end.
“I’m, you know, breastfeeding,” she spilled. “I’ve always heard it. It really does help to shrink your uterus back to normal size. It does! I know it’s a really weird thing to say, but it does. It’s the best. So it’s breastfeeding is really helping and then obviously you want to be healthy for the baby because she’s eating kind of what I’m eating, so you want to make good choices.”
Well, that’s all very exciting. I’ve never really understood the fascination with celebrity moms/how they’re raising their babies. Women have kids all the time – just because you happen to be rich doesn’t make the process any different, except that you can afford to hire help so that you can actually sleep and not stay up all night with a screaming infant. Happy they’re happy, though – I sound sarcastic, but I do mean it!