Halle Berry Enjoying the Return of 'Normalcy'

04/03/2009 at 11:00 AM ET

Raving about her “fantastic” 1-year-old daughter Nahla Ariela during a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Halle Berry appeared to be riding the kind of high that only a good night of sleep can provide. “All the mothers know,” Halle explained, “she’s a year now and I just got my first night of sleep, like, last week.”

“It feels so important to reach that milestone…Getting back to some normalcy.”

The 42-year-old Academy Award-winning actress echoed earlier sentiments that she is unsure whether she’ll plunge back into those sleepless nights with another baby. “My mind says yes but the rest isn’t up to me, so we’ll see,” she said. “I hope I don’t have like 14 more…That’s all I hope!” On being named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine last fall, Halle was flattered — and encouraged by its implication for moms everywhere. “You know what I think is cool about it?” she asked. “I had just given birth to a baby.”

“The cool thing was that some men in a room could think that a woman was sexy, being 42 and after just having a child. That’s a cool thing for women.”

Nahla is the first child for Halle and her partner Gabriel Aubry.

Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

— Missy

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Its sort of cool and sort of oppressing…so now I have to have a child AND look like Halle Berry when I am 42? Shoot me now.