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09/25/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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The roles of primary caregiver have been reversed in the Romijn-O’Connell household, and mom Rebecca Romijn says there is at least one advantage to being the less-familiar face for twins Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, 9 months next week.

“I was with them right up until they were six months, which is when we started shooting [Eastwick], and I felt like they kind of took me for granted a little bit,” Rebecca explains to Starpulse. “[Dad] Jerry [O'Connell] would walk in, and they’d be like ‘Ahhhh.'”

“They never even noticed that it was me with them the whole time. Now that I’m not there as many hours during the day, they’re pretty clingy and I have to say I love it. It’s the best feeling in the world.”

The girls have their own respective twins in mom and dad, Rebecca says. “One looks just like Jerry, one looks just like me….I mean, and our baby pictures, if we compare our baby pictures with each other, they’re identical,” she reveals. Both are also crawling, as well as teething — serendipitous timing, as Rebecca reveals that at the time of the interview, she had stopped nursing just three weeks before. “And yes, I was a milk machine,” she adds. “I felt like that’s all I was to them, just this walking milk machine.”

While some women find that weaning allows them to lose the remainder of their baby weight, Rebecca says she hasn’t been so lucky. “The weight that I gained when I was pregnant felt very natural, [and] losing it was very natural but I still have a ways to go,” she concedes. “How I’ll lose the rest of it, I don’t know…Those last 10 pounds, man, they’re a doozy.”

The 36-year-old actress admits, however, that her impressive near-return to pre-baby form was not entirely her idea. Instead, she says that her diet and workout regimen were necessitated by “the business,” noting that her “own vanity” made watching the pilot of Eastwick “difficult.”

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, that looks like a lady who just had babies’…If it was just me, I have a way more important job at home with these babies. The pressure of losing weight like that would not be there at all.”

As for other new moms, Rebecca says to take things one day at a time. “Repeat this mantra: It’s only temporary,” she advises. “This too shall pass. That’s gotten me through every single stage of every single day that I’ve had so far with these girls.”

Rebecca’s new series Eastwick airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Source: Starpulse

– Missy

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Cortney on

This lady bugs me how she is always referring to herself and her daughters as objects and not mother and children. “Repeat this mantra: It’s only temporary,” she advises. “This too shall pass. That’s gotten me through every single stage of every single day that I’ve had so far with these girls.” She is going to regret thinking like this! At least I hope she does.

Camilla on

Cortney, I don’t think you’re taking her statements the way she had intended them to be taken. First of all, I don’t get at all the “object” thing you were talking about. Just because she refers to herself and her family in a different way then you would doesn’t mean she’s being disrespectful, if that’s what you’re implying. As for her statement… “Repeat this mantra: It’s only temporary,” she advises. “This too shall pass. That’s gotten me through every single stage of every single day that I’ve had so far with these girls.” … she’s giving advice to new moms. She’s a new Mom… with TWINS none-the-less! There is definitely going to be challenges.. even DAILY.. to overcome. Not everything about motherhood is all joyous. I don’t know a mom who hasn’t wanted to pull her out quite a few times. I can tell she’s an awesome mom who ADORES her little ladies so why the criticism?

megan on

“‘Oh my God, that looks like a lady who just had babies’”

I’ve never watched that show, so I don’t know how she really looked in the pilot. But her comment rubbed me the wrong way : /

Mary on

I kind of agree with you Cortney, but what bothered me was the comment how she liked them clingy when they aren’t around her now that she’s working, it made her feel wanted and not taken advantage of. They are babies! Not teenagers. I agree with you, she will regret those words because every day I look at my kids and wish I could have those infant years back, they were some of the best ever!

Summer on

I think she’s just trying to be realistic. She’s not talking about the good times, but the rough ones. It’s silly to say that parenting is all sunshine and rainbows 100% of the time. I know when my daughter was screaming her brains out all day and waking up every hour at night for the first four months of life, the ONLY thing that got me through was the thought that it WOULD get better, eventually. Now that she is six months old, every day is a joy. But, I would be a fool to pretend that it was a picnic two months ago. I certainly wasn’t thinking, “ah, I want to cherish this moment,” when my daughter was screaming at me. You just want to get through the tough times and realize that it will get better.

Anna on

I’d rather read this kind of interview than the one with Ali Landry, who is so over the top Disney about her daughter “we don’t want to be awake without her….”.

Seraphina on

Yeah, it’s a strange interview with some out there comments. Maybe it is just one of those times where what the person is trying to convey just doesn’t come across with the right tone. She probably means that she loves the babies being happy to see her and really responsive as she is away from them more, but it comes out sounding like she’s annoyed they didn’t like her as much before and wants them to appreciate her more. Which sounds like Hollywood crap. Maybe they should both take a break from talking about their twins for a while.

Sadie on

Cortney, do you have twins??? I do, and they are a month younger than Rebecca’s, and I can tell you this: I love my girls to bits but I have exactly the same mantra as Rebecca.
Don’t judge. You have no idea how tough it is to nurse and look after two babies at the same time.

freebreeze on

Its natural to want some appreciation when you are killing yourself to feed and care for baby/ies. I have friends whose children (a range of ages) are fixated with daddy and it really bugs them.

TripletMama5 on

Cortney-

Do you have multiples? I have triplets and let me tell you- its rough. You basically HAVE to tell yourself that just to make it through the day! I love my sons and daughter more then life itself but when three babies are screaming at 3 am sometimes you just have to tell yourself that this two shall pass!I don’t think RR meant it in a mean way at all, just being realistic!

kim on

This article rubbed me the wrong way as well, but not in a way that you might expect.

When interviews are done bits and pieces are taken to make smaller articles. This happens to change the tone and context to something other than what was intended.
I think that is what happened here and most of what Rebecca said comes across as sort of selfish.
You may not agree with me but that is fine, this is my opinion

michelle on

pick, pick, pick

Joy on

What a loving mom! Priceless.. Those twins sure are lucky!

Lorus on

Summer, I completely agree with you. It’s not all happy go lucky all the time when it comes to kids. I have two with the youngest being 22 months. On bad days when they are both acting up I end up counting the hours until I know they will be in bed. I’ve told myself plenty of times that “this too shall pass” which I learned from my own Mother. Does it mean I love my children any less? No. Does it mean I don’t want to be around them? No! It’s just reality.

CAT on

Oh please! I am so sure that every other mother had NOTHING but wonderful times being at home with a newborn/toddler and never had to step back a moment and recollect yourself before you go absolutely insane! Get a life. There is nothing wrong with feeling as if your children miss and appreciate you. There is nothing wrong with admiting that every day, every hour or every second you were not surrounded and wrapped in parental bliss. The truth to all you new or expectant moms out there is Rebecca is correct. THERE WILL BE DAYS when you need this mantra. There will be days when you feel unappreciated. There will be days when you question your sanity for having a child at all. HOWEVER, there will also be days when you cannot sleep for looking at them. There will be days when you think you will burst from the love. We just all will have and use these days differently. Regardless of what name we call them or if we use the not so politically correct terms to satisfy everyone else, as long as we love and protect them and help them to learn and grow as best as we can is all that matters.

Charley on

I am the mother of a five year old little girl! She is the love of my life, BUT, it is hard work and she is a demanding and difficult child, and when she is in the middle of a major melt down in Target, I simply think to myself, it will pass and we will get through this moment, and sometimes as a mom you just have to tell yourself that. I completely agree that not all moments with our children are fairy tales. Give me a break!

Twinsplusone on

Having had a single just a mere two years before I had twins I can totally understand her thoughts. Many of you are not thinking about the fact that there are two. I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mom, but our days are not all roses and sunshine. If you are the primary caretaker you are there for all the ups and downs of the day. With twins there is a dynamic that is not there with singles. Every day when my husband gets home I get the slightest twinge of jealousy when, as crabby as my three kids (3 and under) can be, they are all joys and giggles to see daddy. I don’t begrudge him those moments, but I do wish I got that reaction from them occasionally. Cut RR some slack her semantics might not have been perfect but she was trying to convey how nice it is to be on the receiving end of the excitement. Many moms (especially moms of multiples) will recite the mantra “this to shall pass”. I can tell you it is with both sadness and relief

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