Sandra Bullock Calls Baby Louis Her ‘Little Cajun Cookie’

08/30/2010 at 01:15 PM ET

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Even after going through an arduous adoption and highly public divorce, Sandra Bullock says hardships like those happen for a reason.

“I think everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out,” the Oscar winner, 46, says during a Today show interview set to air Tuesday.

Furthermore, baby Louis Bardo seemed to have had a place in the Bullock family even before he arrived.

“We don’t have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone really happy about that. So he’s like the crown prince,” Bullock tells Matt Lauer during a sit-down interview in Louis’s hometown of New Orleans, where she marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

“It was just the hierarchy that needed to be broken.”

Reflecting on the “long, long process” of officially adopting the baby – whom she calls her “little Cajun cookie” – Bullock says the now 7-month-old “was always mine. It wasn’t like I felt someone was going to take him away. But it was nice to have someone say, ‘I think you’re a fit parent.’ ”

— Eunice Oh

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mommyof2 on

omg i just love her!!! i think that she makes the best mommy!!! and he is just sooooo adorable!!!! love me some chuncky babies!!! so happy for them!!! may god bless you sandra and you handsome little boy!!!

kay on

Who wouldn’t love to have a mommy like Sandra? And who wouldn’t simply melt if they had an adorable baby boy like little Louis? Such a lucky pair.

JMO on

I wonder what her relationship status is with Jesse’s daughter Sunny? I know she practically raised that little girl from infancy. That has to be hard on the both of them even if Sunny’s mother is back in the picture.
I love Sandra. Not only is she a great actress but a wonderful human being! I wish her and Louis all the best.

Hea on

He is just too darn cute for words! I’d like to dunk him in a cup of milk and eat him.🙂

Shannon on

He is sooooooooooooo cute!

Honey on

Absolutely adore her…gorgeous mommy..gorgeous boy…wish nothing but the most happiness & blessing on you Sandy!!!

mommytoane on

LOL Hea i’m with you. An ADORABLE little Cajun Cookie he makes.

L on

Does anyone know how Sandra pronounces his name? Like Lewis or Louie? Either way that’s an adorable name for a boy from New Orleans!

Natasha on

George Lopez who is a close friend of hers said that she pronounces it Lewis.

Sonya on

L – she said that Louis Armstrong was the inspiration for his name, so I assume Louie, but who knows. I guess we’ll just have to watch the interview.

CelebBabyLover on

He’s adorable…..and Sandra was clearly meant to be a mother!

Jemi on

Look at those little feet!! Too cute!

Sonya on

Just saw the interview and his name is pronounced the French way (like Louie).

carla on

I’m a big fan of Sandra, I love all her movies and she is an exemplary woman, beautiful, oh I want to be her. But I wonder why all the artists with so much money wait till 40 to 50 to have babies, I know that many people have problems by getting pregnant, but they can adopt too, as it does here my dear Sandra. But when that child turn 21 she will be almost close to 70. What?? This is not necessary? They do not want to be grandparents some day too??

Denise on

I just want to squeeze his cheeks, what a cutie!

Sarah M. on

Carla – I think a lot of women (celebrities or not) want to get better established in their career and to be better able to support a child, thus leading to having children (whether through adoption or having one themselves) at an older age. Women in general (at least all of the ones I know) want to wait for the ‘right’ man to have a child with. It can take some time to find who you feel is your perfect match. Also, some women who are great mothers at an older age may not have been the best when they were younger. Alternately, some women who are great mothers younger may not have been as great if they had waited to have children until later. (Not that they wouldn’t have tried in either circumstance, but they were perhaps better equipped for motherhood around certain ages over others.)

That is one precious baby!!!

CelebBabyLover on

carla- Adoption is not for everyone. Also, Sandra said in the interview where she introduced Louis that she and Jesse had been trying to adopt for four years. So it’s not like she just began the adoption process a few months ago or something!

Terri on

I think he’s actually a little Creole cookie, but that’s so cute.

Michele on

He is so cute.

Tee on

I was born and bred here in New Orleans and I rarely hear the word Creole. Maybe that’s just my area, though! I’m so glad she chose to adopt and very much appreciate the support she has shown our city as we continue to rebuild from the devestation that Hurricane(s) Katrina and Rita caused. Louis is absolutely adorable!

Dana on

Yes, Creole would be more correct. It’d be nice if people using poor populations for sources of baby-buying would take the time and trouble to learn more about these population groups before purchasing their children.

It’s bad enough when middle-class people do it but Sandra Bullock could have erased the financial hardships causing Louis’s actual mother to feel she had to give him up.

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