Actress Naomi Watts, 38, having been a parent for 7 weeks now, is so enamored that she has taken to recommending motherhood for others. She tells the USA Today journalist interviewing her,
Have a baby. It’s the best. I left it toolate. I’d love to have one more. I’d love to have two more. Or three. For so long, I thought, ‘I can’t have a baby now. I’ve got this to do,that to do. I’ve got to achieve that and this.’ The truth is, this justhappened so quickly, and you can still do it.
That’s two less possible children then Naomi mentioned on Tuesday! Perhaps this has to do with the fact that Alexander Pete — her ‘little fusspot‘ — didn’t sleep much last evening.
He’s having such a roughday today. He hasn’t had a long sleep. He keeps me happy, even whenhe’s fussy. I’m tired. Last night was tough. He’s having a growth spurt and seems to be eating every hour and a half.
For her part, Naomi is managing to keep up with him. She says she hasn’t dieted at all but has still managed to lose most of her baby weight by nursing. Naomi’s happy to discuss what’s on her mind while sipping from a cup of Mother’s Milk Tea — and Sasha and schedules are the main topic.
In fact, I have been eating just as much as I was when I was pregnantbecause in order to produce breast milk, you have to keep thecarbohydrates going. It’s so funny. Six weeks after birth and right now, it feels quitestrange to be at a press junket and hard to get excited about anythingelse. I’m thinking about when’s the next feeding,when can I catch up on sleep, when do I pump, when do I file his nailsso he doesn’t scratch himself?
That’s my life right now, and I love it.It’s consuming me in the best possible way. But I know I’ll want to getback into my work, because I love it, and it excites me.
The work that she’s supposed to be discussing with USA Today is Eastern Promises, her new film opening on September 21st. As previously posted, Naomi researched her role as a midwife in-depth — ‘it made me not want to [give birth]‘ — only to find out that she herself was expecting only a few weeks into filming.
[Fiance Liev Schreiber and I] were definitely talking about having a baby for a while. It was anice surprise. We’d been together for two years by then, and we’dstarted talking about it from Day 1.
Despite the fact that she and Liev were thrilled by their unexpected baby-to-be, Naomi wanted to keep her pregnancy private until she was out of her first trimester.
We were shooting mostly nights. It was tough. Iwas not feeling my best. In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, you liketo keep it a secret, so I was tired and not feeling well and notgetting enough sympathy either. By that stage [when I was outed at the Oscars], I was about 14 or 15 weeks. Still, you want to keep it private.
A recent decision Liev and Naomi made was their choice to introduce their son to the world casually, bringing him out for errands to the post office. The couple realizes the paparazzi are a part of life in the public eye — and usually seem willing to accommodate with a few shots — and decided that, despite a few of the more aggressive snappers that Naomi finds to be irritating, photos of their day-to-day life were more normal than a posed photoshoot or hiding Sasha away at home.
I didn’t even leave the house until two or threeweeks after [Sasha was born]. [Paparazzi] had just been really waiting forthe first picture. We tried to think of the best way to deal with it.
‘People’ offered to run the exclusive, andsome people thought it would be a good idea. Once they see a close-upof the baby, [paparazzi] leave you alone. We didn’t feel right aboutit. We wanted to do it as normally as possible. You can protectyourself so much, and then you start feeling not normal, and you wantto be normal.
Source: USA Today