|Sam Sharma/Pacific Coast News|
As Rebecca Romijn plays witch by day — she is currently promoting her new fall series, Eastwick — and mother by night, her husband Jerry O’Connell has happily stepped up to the plate in his own new role: Mr. Mom.
With the couple welcoming their fraternal twin daughters Charlie Tamara Tulip and Dolly Rebecca Rose seven months ago, and the actress filming the pilot shortly after their birth, the girls were brought along for the ride. “They were with me every second of the day,” Rebecca reveals. “I was still nursing and I was on a real strict schedule with them.”
Now prepared to begin regular filming on her series, Rebecca says that Jerry has taken a hiatus from his own career to take care of the girls. “Now that we’ve gone back to work, Jerry has taken off” the last three weeks, she says. “So he can be the parent [on] diaper duty!”
For Jerry, the past few days of quality time with his daughters have not been well spent – given that the girls are in full teething mode. “They’re both in pain,” says their mother. “Their teeth are about to cut through.”
As the twins work on their latest milestone, the playful mama can’t help but laugh when prompted about old family teething remedies.
“Whiskey and brown sugar, right? Just like grandma used to do!”
Joking aside, the first-time mama admits she has turned to her own mother for parenting advice, as she recalls a sudden moment of truth when she was eight months pregnant with the girls. After assembling their cradles and observing the “plush and soft” bedding, a very “uncomfortable” Rebecca envisioned herself catching a quick nap in the beds!
“I was setting it all up and thought, ‘Oh, that looks so cozy. I want to crawl in there myself.’ My mom said, ‘Get ready. You’re about to have a lot of other mother moments like that.’”
– Anya with reporting by Scott Huver