Milla Jovovich Says Pregnancy 'Evened Her Out'
With Ever Gabo Anderson‘s first birthday coming up on November 3rd, actress Milla Jovovich recently revealed that her labor with her daughter — ironically over Halloween — took a somewhat frightening turn. "I was in labor for 72 hours," the actress, 32, told PEOPLE at the Spike Scream Awards last weekend. "I was up for 48 hours, for two nights. I started Halloween night. By the time I went into the hospital, it was the night of November 2nd. I finally went into the hospital and had the epidural." Though the labor was intense, once Ever was born, Milla says that all she wanted to do "was just show her who her mom is, and talk to her." Dad is her longtime fiancé, director Paul W. S. Anderson.
After delivery came another tough hurdle: losing her baby weight — all 70 lbs of it. "I was really good when I was pregnant. I wasn’t the crazy pregnant chick. I’m crazy anyway, so pregnancy really evened me out. I was like, ‘Whatever, I’m 200 lbs. Get me another bagel.’"
Milla has said she lost 62 pounds after giving birth, working with trainer Harley Pasternak, and continues to keep up with a set routine. "I’m sort of back to normal," she shared. "But, I like this workout, I like to train. It’s part of my world. It’s good for me to be disciplined, because in so many areas of my life, I’m kind of lazy. It’s nice to have some pattern in my life that stays the same and I get to do some working."
So what’s up next for the doting mom? Planning Ever’s first birthday party! "I’m the worst at planning stuff like that. But for her party, I have to plan something. It will be pretty relaxed. Too many people in the house [can be] too much" for Ever, she said. "The fact is, I just have to bring her down after her nap and take some shots with the other kids, and send her away. She’ll just freak out."
The actress and model joked, "It’s really for me. It’s not for her. It’s for her memories so she doesn’t come back to me at 25 like, ‘You didn’t celebrate my first birthday, and that’s why I hate you, mom! My life is totally screwed up because of it!’"
Source: PEOPLE; Milla Jovovich