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Hilary Duff Has the Cutest Hollywood Baby I’ve Ever Seen

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Isn’t he just? God. I’d have to say that this baby is almost—almost!—as cute as mine, but I’d only be being nice and non-biased if I said that, you know.

Also, I love Hilary Duff because she’s so focused on her baby and her new family and not doing all sorts of crazy things like rushing to get back into the grind of working, and exercising like a crazy person, and cutting calories like her life depends on it. She’s just a normal chick who happens to be an actress married to an athlete. I know we don’t run into them very often, guys, but this is definitely one. Hilary says about her easy labor and easy baby:

“I feel weird, because it seems like I’m bragging, but he sleeps from like 11 to six. It is possible, ladies. It didn’t happen right away, but the past three weeks, he’s an 11 to 6er. … [As for the labor] it was very easy. I went into labor at about one in the morning and I very calmly had my bags packed and woke my husband up after about three hours of walking up and down my hallway. Then I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s time to go, let’s go now.’ We got in the car and drove to the hospital and that was it. We waited all day and [at that point] everyone is hungry. We’re southern and from Texas and my mom and sister actually went down to the commissary to the food court area. Things start rolling and all of the sudden the doors bust open and my sister and my mom come flying in and they’re like, ‘We got barbeque chips and root beer, guys!’ I’m like, ‘What? I’m pushing.’”

And on what’s been going on with her body post-delivery:

“I’m not stressing about it. I’m working out hard, but I know I’m not going to see results until I’m eating really good. I try to eat organic, but I’m not a total freak about it. I eat a lot of protein and a lot of fruits and vegetables. When we [husband Mike Comrie and I] go out to restaurants, we want to order naughty food and enjoy it.”

I just love this girl. Now, if we could just get her into a decent movie for once, do you know how much better things could be then?

Hilary Duff is the Most Adorable Mother

From People, Hilary Duff on her biggest post-pregnancy challenge:

“The first week I was like, ‘I’m doing this, I’m good. I can not sleep, I can do this.’ I don’t know where you get that energy from. Then it hits you — the fatigue. … So many people were like, ‘Take naps when your baby naps. So I tried and it really helped a lot. I thought when he was napping that was the time I could do all the things I needed to do. It’s a fine balance.”

On her beautiful little baby boy:

“He’s really a good baby, I promise. He sleeps really well and he’s on a good schedule. He sleeps a good five and six hours a night, which is just amazing. I am so grateful.”

On wondering how she ended up with such a sweet child:

“I’m waiting for the tables to turn. I’m like, ‘How do I have this wonderful baby? [My mom] said when I came, she was like, ‘Where can I send you back?’ It was nothing like with [my older sister] Haylie.”

On convincing her husband that baby Luca knows his parents:

“He’s staring at your mouth when you talk to him [and] he laughs a little bit. My husband keeps telling me it’s gas and I’m like, ‘No, he loves us so much, he’s already smiling.’”

On partnering with Johnson’s to help children and their families who are displaced or affected by natural disasters:

“It’s a crazy statistic to learn that 90 percent of American children are living in a high risk area for natural disasters. I can’t imagine what it would feel like being in the thick of that. … It can help so many people just to have these [disaster preparedness] kits ready to be sent out in times of crisis and need.”

On realizing the instant bond of mother and child:

“You don’t realize it, you can’t understand it until it happens. You’re holding your baby and looking at him and your husband and thinking, ‘I would do anything for you.’”

Can we all just tuck this little family up in a hug and love them forever? Because they’re just the best, guys. It’s good to know that there’s some normalcy in Hollywood, and especially from a former—gasp!—Disney star. Here’s lookin’ at you, Lindsay Lohan.

Hilary Duff Does Weird Things with Her Baby, Too

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From People:

New mom Hilary Duff is splitting the parentingwith Mike Comrie, but there’s one aspect of tending to their son Luca Cruz that she has to handle herself.

“He’s really hands-on during the day,” the actress and singer, 24, who is the new spokesperson for Johnson’s Baby Cares initiative, tells PEOPLE of her husband.

“But at night, I’m the only one that can feed the baby. I wasn’t going to make him suffer just because I was having to get up.”

Though she leaves pumped milk for Comrie and her mother, who watches the baby while she takes a Pilates or spin class, Duff enjoys the time she spends nursing her 4-week-old son.

“It’s such a wonderful bonding time,” says Duff. “Just to have your baby thrive and knowing that you’re doing that and you’re responsible — it’s such a rewarding feeling.”

That same sense of responsibility since she entered into the world of motherhood motivated Duff to partner with Johnson’s Baby Cares for their Save the Children campaign, which will assemble, donate and distribute 5,000 Johnson’s Baby Care Kits that will provide families with baby care essentials immediately, during and after disasters.

“I’m involved in many different charities, but just becoming a new mom and when I heard about Johnson’s doing this, I was really inspired,” she explains.

“It’s such a great thing to have these kits be prepared for these new moms [so they are able] to take care of their babies. That’s all that’s been on my mind. The second that you have your baby, you’re like, ‘Okay, I’m 100 percent responsible for this.’”

At this point in Luca’s life, Duff says the relatively monotonous daily routine is broken up by frequent milestones.

“The day is exciting if he makes a new face or he gets to take a real bath instead of a sponge bath,” she shares.

“You know what was a big milestone? The belly button falling off. That was a huge one. And then I wanted to keep it but my husband was like, ‘No, that’s gross, you can’t keep it!’ I’m like, ‘I’m totally keeping it,’ and I secretly kept it.”

Duff adds, laughing, “But now it’s not a secret anymore. It’s in a Ziploc bag in the back of my makeup drawer. Luca’s going to think I’m a freak!”

Aww, isn’t Hilary Duff just the cutest thing? Motherhood seems to really suit her, and it’s so sweet to see little Lizzie McGuire become a – wait, she has the baby’s belly button in a bag in her makeup drawer? Oh my God.

I don’t know, you guys. January Jones eats her baby’s placenta and Alicia Silverstone spits food into her baby’s mouth, so maybe Hilary saving that little umbilical cord stump isn’t so crazy. Maybe all moms have a special thing that they do that sounds horrifying to most non-parents out there, and I just won’t understand it until I have a child of my own.

On second thought, nah. I could have enough babies to fit inside the city limits of Jacksonville, and I still wouldn’t baby bird my kids or keep their discarded flesh with my mascara. I don’t think.