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Constance Zimmer talks about motherhood, pregnancy and more

05/24/2008 at 09:32 AM ET

Constanceandcolette Telling The Cradle that if she knew then what she knows now she "wouldn’t change a thing," actress Constance Zimmer says that she’s completely at ease with her latest role — that of ‘mommy’ to 4 ½-month-old Colette Zoe, her daughter with boyfriend Russ Lamoureux.  That comfort level took hold while the 37-year-old Entourage was still pregnant, a state of being Constance describes as "beautiful, no matter what you do for a living."

I thought about losing jobs for maybe a month or so, but then I just enjoyed being in the fortunate situation of not having to work, and made my pregnancy my top priority.  [Going back to work] is definitely different, but in all the good ways.  Whenever I have a break, I want to be with [Colette] and not hanging around the craft service table.  I take breastfeeding breaks instead of bathroom breaks.

After bringing baby home from the hospital in January — like all first-time parents — Constance says she and Russ went through an "adjustment period" where they came to accept that they were now responsible for meeting Colette’s every need.  It was a happy time, Constance said, with many hours spent "staring at this little being that I brought into this world." 

The miracle of it all is a bit hard to grasp and yet so gratifying.  We focused on settling into a new schedule and making sure that we were still who we were before we had the baby, not losing sight of our friends, making everyone a part of our new way of life.

Photo by Shawn Ehlers/WireImage.com


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