Minnie Driver: "I Want Another One"

11/14/2008 at 05:00 PM ET
KM Press Group

Birthing a 9 lb., 12 oz. baby is no small feat, but as the pain from delivering 10-week-old Henry Story recedes from Minnie Driver‘s memory, her willingness to do it all over again has only grown. So said Minnie during a Friday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, when she noted that the desire to have another baby “only kicks in after you have really forgotten [labor].” When she’s feeling nostalgic, the 38-year-old actress has photographs of the birth to remind her of what she endured — but even they haven’t been enough to dissuade her from wanting to make Henry a big brother.

“[The pictures] do make you kind of go, ‘Owwww! Ouch!,’ but then I look at him. I want another one of them.”

Joking that she “lost 25 pounds” during the delivery, Minnie shared that Henry was in no hurry to make his entrance to the world. Over the course of one week she endured two prolonged bouts of false labor before embarking on the 25 hours of genuine labor that ended in Henry’s birth — the first 20 hours of which were spent at home in a birthing tank. Throughout, Minnie was steadfast in her belief that a C-section could be avoided.

“I thought that … it was his journey. He wasn’t in any trouble, there was nothing wrong. He was just a big baby.”

Click ‘More’ to read about whether Minnie’s gender prediction was right, and for a link to see the video (new pictures of Henry included!

That big birth weight came into play at Halloween, when Henry was unable to fully squeeze into his pumpkin costume. “We had to cut the feet off to make him fit, so he wore orange and black spider socks,” Minnie explained. “On the back there was just this huge triangle where his diaper showed because we couldn’t close it.” If Henry runs into any more wardrobe malfunctions, host Ellen DeGeneres has baby boy — and his bum! — covered. She gifted her guest with several onesies, including one which reads, “I may be BIG but my Mom is Minnie.”

Telling Ellen she was “convinced” Henry was a girl, Minnie admitted that she had no boy names picked out in advance of the birth. “I had dreams, dreams of my little girl coming and talking to me … I was so wrong,” she said. For now, Minnie is content to settle in for a new life with her “very easy” baby. “He sleeps and smiles as far as I can make out,” Minnie said.

Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Click the link for video!

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Abigail on

she showed some pics on Henry on the Ellen show and, man, is that kid cute!

brooklyn on

Here’s a link to the article:

Such a cutie!

brooklyn on

oops, I meant video!

Mary on

I really like when people have children close in age because when the kids get older they are so close!! I am one of 7 and me and all of my siblings where born close in age and we have all always been very close.

Jennifer on

I had a 9 lb. 14 oz. baby so I know how she feels – he hardly wore any newborn clothes or wore newborn diapers – he was more like a 3 month old.

Mia on

He is adorable. I hope she is able to have another one soon.

Whether she is in a relationship with the father or not, or finds another suitable partner.

Maybe she’ll have a girl next, if she was having all of those dreams about it.

Elaine on

I remember an overwhelming desire to get pregnant again very shortly after having my first child, but I think it was my hormones having a laugh as it wore off. I think that is how some women have 2 children very close together! I have only seen the picture Minnie put on her website and her son is sooooo cute.