Introducing Jackson Phillip Deveraux Kaufman

04/08/2008 at 09:22 AM ET

Jacksonphillipkaufman2_cbb_2 Although we did a CBB interview with Poppy Montgomery in February, and got a quick peek at the baby in March, she and boyfriend Adam Kaufman officially introduced their son Jackson Phillip Deveraux Kaufman, now 3 months, this week in Woman’s Day, a magazine out of Poppy’s native Australia.

In the below interview and photo highlights, Poppy, 32, talked about how she ended up needing a c-section after two failed inductions, how they chose Jackson’s names, visiting Australia, going back to work, and more.

Click below for the photo and interview highlights.



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On planning to have a baby:

A: We talked about it.

P: But we thought it would take a while, because people try for a while to get pregnant. But the first time we tried I got pregnant. Right away! And he’s such a sweet baby! He has only woken up once in the night since he was 3 weeks old. He’ll wake up only one time and then he goes back to bed until 7 am. He’s a mellow little baby too.

A: I sensed Poppy was pregnant before she knew herself!

On getting married and speaking with a psychic:

P: It’s just not a priority for us. It’s so much more important that Jackson be a part of a loving family. If it became important to Jackson that we were married, I would do it based on that. I feel like we’re married anyway.

A: The problem with marriage is trying to figure out when, how, where — whether you just want to head over to the courthouse and get it done.

P: Or have a party in Cabo San Lucas or Connecticut or Australia or LA. But our baby shower was such an enormous deal it was almost like a wedding.

We had 150 guests, a reptile show with snakes and alligators for the kids, a milkshake bar and cookie decorating. We had a psychic for the adults. We did everything. It was a gorgeous day!

A: The psychic told me that Jackson would be late, which he was. They also told me he would be a very Zen baby.

On Jackson’s name:

P: We went through a lot of names in the beginning like Harper and Dashiell, but decided we liked Jackson the best. I think it’s kind of unusual too, although it’s not as out there as my parents’ choices!

Pop — Phillip is my dad’s name, Deveraux is one of my mum’s family names, and then Kaufman is Adam’s name.

On the December 23rd birth:

P: He was induced. The first induction didn’t work, so I decided he just wasn’t ready to come and went home. But then doctors don’t want the baby to stay in too long and when we went back for the second time, he still didn’t want to come out — he was quite happy in there!

So I ended up having a c-section because I didn’t dilate at all.

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On having more children:

P: We don’t know. I look at him and I don’t know if I could love any other baby as much. I’m just so much in love with my baby and the thought of bringing in another baby and then not being able to give him my full attention — it’s just too overwhelming to think about right now.

On sleep:

A: He’s actually been sleeping four hours a night since he was 3 weeks old, which is pretty amazing.

On taking him to Australia:

P: We want to go to Australia so much because my dad hasn’t seen Jackson. He hates flying, so the only way he’s going to see Jackson is if we visit. I really want him to see his grandson before he’s walking and talking, so if we don’t get over there soon then we’re definitely visiting for Christmas this year.

We wouldn’t consider moving back because Adam’s American and my work is here. We’ve talked a lot about getting a place in Sydney so we can go back and forth more. I want Jackson to know where I grew up and where I’m from and I want him to be near his grandparents. It’s just such a long flight.

On visiting Without a Trace co-stars:

P: Oh yes, and they all came to the baby shower. Anthony and Gia LaPaglia gave Jackson the most gorgeous green cashmere outfit with pearl buttons. It’s so beautiful. We’ll keep it forever. Jackson wore it once and I was so terrified he would get spit-up on it he never wore it again.

On going back to work:

P: It sounds bad to say, but this writer’s strike came at the perfect time for me because it gave me a pregnancy leave. Otherwise I’d have to have gone right back to work. So I got two months off to be with Jackson where I got to really be with him and learn all about being a mum.

I didn’t realize how hard having a new baby is. I was like "Oh, I’ll be fine. I’ll be back in two weeks — no problem!" And I would have, but it would have been tough — especially with the c-section because you’re still recovering from the surgery.

On what surprised her about motherhood:

P: That I just took to it so well, right away. Its also surprising that all that stuff that people say like, "You’ve never know love like this" or "After you’ve had your baby everything seems secondary;" it all turns out to be true.

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Source: Australian Woman’s Day, April 14th issue.

Lollipopzenpeaceburnout Jackson is wearing a World Peace Burnout 2008 tee from Lollipop Zen ($35).

Thanks to CBB readers Elizabeth and Shannon.

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Luminita on

WOW!!! He is too cute! Like a poster baby!😀

Harley on

What a beautiful family they have🙂 I love his name, the Phillip and Deveraux just make it seem so much more refined.

Tara on

Jackson looks so much like his mom.

Steph on

What a good-looking family!

ekaterina on

what a beautiful picture! I love how before baby mums are like “yeah back to work right away!” it is harder than we think!

I LOL at the outfit – it is true when you have special clothes- you dont want them to get wrecked and the kiddos dont wear them!

Erika on

Oh My… Jackson Is Beautiful, I Love His Name Too🙂

Heather on

I’m in love with the name, my son is a Jackson too.

tink1217 on

awww, what a beautiful family!!!

southlyn on

such a gorgeous little boy…

Celine on

So happy to finally “meet” Jackson. Yes, he is really cute ! He looks like his father, he has his father’s blue eyes.
The little family is wonderful🙂

RB on

Beautiful baby, torturous name😉

Don’t people say names and possible nicknames out loud as they decide? Regardless of how the last name is pronounced, in North America (where they live most of the time, I assume) it WILL be pronounced as Coff-man.

FC on

He’s such a cute little baby. Has his dad’s eyes and Mom everything else right now.

Lu on

HE is just too gorgeous and they make sucha beautiful family.

Kresta on

He is just too gorgeous for words. What a beautiful face he has.

kaya on

So cute! love the first picture.
Is Poppy actually her real name? It’s kinda cute. and mr. kaufmann is quite handsome himself, hm….

A friend of mine has his birthday on december 23rd and he sort of hates it by now, he says that people never really have time to party with him and that everyone always gets away with only one present for his birthday and Christmas lol

Sanja on

Kaya:
Poppy’s full name is Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue Montgomery.
She and her siblings all have hippy names.

Jackson is beautiful (btw, love that they are calling him Jackson and not Jack, which is so popular in the UK now), but can I borrow Adam for a while, lol.

Starlet on

Poppy is a very popular girls name in the UK now, so it will be interesting to see if it catches on in the US.
Jackson is adorable!

miss-spade on

wow they are beautyful

miss-spade on

i love this family and jackson too

Maddie on

Poppy’s fantastic, and I’ve loved reading about her pregnancy. That second pic of Jackson is gorgeous…what a lovely family.

Lissa on

The baby is adorable. And even though that’s quite a “mouthful” when saying all of his names, each one is quite beautiful! (And I especially LOVE the name “Deveraux” pronounced dev-uh-ROH!)

Lauren on

What an ah-dorable family. He is the cutest baby boy i’ve ever seen! Congratulations Poppy and Adam! Oh and Poppy my little sister and absolutely love without a trace: we never miss an episode!!

samantaspade on

Poppy and Adam your baby is so cute. I love your show Poppy me and my older sister Lauren watch it every tuesday night and during the day on TNT. Congratulations again, to the both of you!!

leighann armstrong on

he so so so cute

Karen on

What a handsome young man!!!! Ya’ll must be so very proud!

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