Gabrielle Reece misplaces her daughter … sort of

07/02/2008 at 10:00 AM ET


Volleyball player Gabrielle Reece has her hands so full at times between "juggling work, kids, the house, marriage, sex, and whatever little surprises come up" that she sometimes catches herself wondering where her children Reece Viola, 4 ½, and Brody Jo, 7 months, are.

At the end of the day while I’m cooking one-handed, breastfeeding my 5-month-old, and then the panic hits me! "Oh my God, where is the baby?" I thought that was just my nutty reaction, but I have talked to other woman who have had this same kind of experience.

Despite the craziness, the 38-year-old admits that life sometimes catches her off guard and reminds her to take a moment to relish the details.

I can be battling my 4-year-old and dealing with work when I have to remind myself to look down into my arms, and really take in the cherub hanging from my hip. She’s only going to be this small for a millisecond and then it’s gone. To interact, look in her eyes and let her know her needs, and her are being considered in the midst of the chaos.

Dad is surfer Laird Hamilton.

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tan on

I agree with her and soon I’m having a third. I’ve done both of my two like that. I’ve yelled names and theyre like mama I’m right here, lol.

emma on

Lol – if she’s cooking while breast-feeding the baby and then thinks “where’s the baby?” she does have problems!! Lol, I know what she means but it just reads really funny!!

Allie on

That sounds like me when my mommy brain was at it’s worst! I was SO sleep deprived. I would carry the baby in a pouch sling while I cleaned, cooked, did errands, and I can’t tell you how many times I panicked not knowing where the baby was (he was on my chest the whole time!!)

cathylee on

Haha, taht’s funny. Why do you so often not mention her 13 year old stepdaughter? Izabella is her daughter too 😉

Stephany on

Cathylee, there have been numerous posts with Gabriella and her stepdaughter…

I don’t have any kids but I can so relate to that! Haha, the whole “Where are my sunglasses?” and they’re on the top of your head! 🙂 CLASSIC!

cathylee on

Yes, I’m aware of that Stephany. I’m just saying, it should be mention in this post alongside the information about her other daughters, in other post too for that matter. At least, i think it should be.

Allie on

But Gabby is not talking about Izabella here. She’s talking about Brody and Reece…..

Vanessa on

I am SO happy I am not the only one. I love it when celebrity’s are honest about raising children. It makes me feel really normal even though I feel that they are sometime criticized for saying what the rest of us are feeling.

cathylee on

I am simply suggestion that the reasonable thing for CBB to do, would be to ALWAYS give information about all there children in EVERY post. Makes things clearer for everyone, see?

rhian on

Izabelle is her step daughter not her daughter…. as far as i know Izabelle already has a mother