Christine and Cayden Costner in BabyCouture
Cayden Wyatt Costner is a cover model! The 10-month-old son of actor Kevin Costner, 53, appeared with mom Christine Costner on the latest issue BabyCouture magazine. Inside, there’s a photo and interview spread.
Click below for the highlights.
On her son Cayden:
I love the quiet and tender moments that we share before bedtime — whenI know that his belly is full, he’s had his warm bubble bath, and iscozy in his pajamas — ready to have his last play and goodnight story. Itis a good feeling walking out after he has fallen asleep, knowing thathe is peaceful and resting.
Maybe the biggest lesson wasunderestimating the love I would feel. It is immeasurable.
(Cayden wears an aqua terry hoodie by Zutano.)
On postpartum weight loss and ‘mommy style’:
I put on normal weight, maybe a little more than [normal]! I’m big onmoderation. After Cayden was born, it took a little while to lose thepounds. Let’s face it — we all want to fit back into our jeans. I did acombination of breastfeeding, [which I’m still doing,] a little exercise, lots of veggies andmeats — and am losing the last few pounds by staying away from dairy, andcarbs. I never thought I could give up cheese, but I feel healthierwithout it.
I wear mostly the same style [of clothes]. Although, I think the biggestchange is the lack of heels, but I’ll be wearing them again. I don’tfeel as tall as I used to.
(Cayden wears a beach stripe shirt by Zutano ($16), overalls by Dolce & Gabbana, Stride Rite’s Skip stage 1 in navy ($30).)
On Kevin as a dad:
I’m proud of Kevin as a father, and as my husband. He’s a hands-ondad, and spends a lot of time with Cayden. He has a softness that Ilove, and he has boyish play times where a wrestling match could takeplace. They have a nice balance.
(Cayden wears Knuckleheads ‘Don’t Bug Me’ shirt ($31), and black jeans by Diesel Kids.)
On raising kids:
Cayden has us, his brother, sisters, uncles, aunties, and manygrandparents to guide him. It’s partly how you raise them, and partlyluck, and of course, you hope that your kids will find theirway — knowing that sometimes they will get lost.
I always thought that myparents were really good guides. They never stomped their feet, norsaid, “This is what you have to do … I was quite agood golfer when I was young, with my step dad, John, being aMaster-Pro-golfer. And they believed that I could take it further.
Theysaid, “Look, you can do this, if you wanna do this.” At that point, I didn’t want to, and they didn’t force it, andI’m mostly glad, because I like the path that I have been traveling.
(Cayden wears a baseball tee by Knuckleheads, Diesel Kids tamchb hoodie ($45), checkered pants by D&G, and Naturino 2204 t-straps ($75).)
On herfavorite children’s clothing brands:
My favorite is probably Knuckleheads. Diesel Kids and babyGap havesome nice pieces, too. There’s also this brand called Noble Decay, andthe couple of pieces that I have managed to find were unusual and fun.
Another company called Knit-Head [a line of handmade, knitted punk rockwear], is great. We love Lucky Brand jeans on him, and he also hasvintage Levi’s that I never want him to outgrow…
(Cayden wears Knuckleheads v-neck black sweater; Diesel Kids white shorts; Stride Rite Argo stage 3 sandals ($42).)
Source: BabyCouture, Spring 2008 issue