Update: Gwen Stefani in V Magazine
Update: Additional quotations added.
Originally posted February 29th: The way to Gwen Stefani‘s heart? Through her hair. Speaking with V magazine for their latest issue, Gwen describes how the closeness that comes with 21-month-old Kingston James McGregor‘s bedtime routine affects her emotionally.
Kingston didn’t really change me so much as he just has made my life better. He makes me so happy. It’s hard to imagine until you have a child of your own. It’s just one of those miraculous human things that you have to experience for yourself. God, I’m gonna start crying when Italk about this because it’s just so … it’s so intense.
I put him tosleep at night and, you know, I’ll be rocking him to sleep and he’ll beplaying with my hair and … it’s just the most amazing feeling in theworld. To have this little guy who loves me so much automatically, it’s just crazy.
Now expecting her second child this summer, Gwen, 38, tells the mag that she didn’t mind the extensive practice sessions with husband Gavin Rossdale.
I definitely want to have more [kids] … and it’s fun trying to get pregnant. Plus, you know, having a baby is just about the most romantic thing in the world you can do with somebody.
As for me and Gavin … you know, we fell in love twelve years ago and we have had the rockiest, craziest, most amazing relationship. It’s sort of a miracle, actually. We work very hard at it. It’s just so weird that people feel free to comment on your marriage. Gavin is awesome. Oh god, what a quote — he’s awesome.
Click below for more from the interview, including her style, what she does at night, and why being crazy over your kid can be a good thing.
As far as her mothering style goes, Gwen says she tries to be relaxed about it, but admits that she sometimes buys into the "only the best for my child" philosophy — however, that’s not always a bad thing.
You realize that they are going to grow up and make messes. You can’tbe psycho about it. Still I understand the whole crazy mom thingbecause after you have kids you want them to have the best things — even if it’s the perfect organic carrot — because you love them so much.Everyone should become a little bit crazy over their kid because kidsdeserve it.
Still, Gwen has given up a few of her favorite things since becoming a parent — most noticeably, sleep. She shares that her nighttime routine is much quieter now.
I’ll put Kingston to bed and then enjoy my quiet time when I can do stuff like go online, check my e-mail, hang out with Gavin. But I find myself thinking that I can’t wait for him to wake up again so we can go play.
My favorite time of the day is now six-thirty in the morning. We all get up and spend the morning together. Now, you can ask Gavin and he’ll tell you that I’m a sleepaholic. I love to sleep. If you had ever told me that I’d be waking up at six in the morning and enjoying it — for whatever reason — I would have never believed you. The last time I got up that early on a regular basis was when I was in high school.
One thing that hasn’t changed is her sense of style and devotion to looking her best. Gwen admits she’s vain, but explains that it’s really nothing new.
For the longest time I didn’t even let anyone else do my makeup or hair. To be honest, my sense of style isn’t insanely premeditated. I don’t really worry about it or think that hard about it … usually it just happens. I’ll accidentally curl my hair a certain way. I was always the little girl locked in the bathroom putting on makeup, singing, and getting a million burns from the curling iron. I’m still that girl.