“It’s been great, it’s been baby vortex right now, dirty diapers and burping and farting and eating and sleeping,” Akerman, 34, tells Entertainment Tonight Canada of her 5-week-old son Sebastian. “That’s my life right now and it’s beautiful.”
Enjoying “every moment” of her maternity leave, Akerman is busy soaking up precious time with her baby boy. “He’ll wake up, do a little feeding at 7 a.m., then goes back to sleep and [we] sleep together ’til 10. Then we cuddle,” the actress says.
While adjusting to a newborn comes with its fair share of challenges, Akerman credits her husband Roberto Zincone with easing their transition to a family of three.
“I have a really supportive husband. We’ve been tag teaming it,” she says. “I couldn’t have done it without him. It’s work, it’s a full-time job.”
Still, the reality of finally having a son is taking time to sink in. “My husband and I walk by as he’s sleeping and go, ‘When are the parents coming to get this kid?’ You can’t believe it’s your child,” she says.
“But it’s amazing, the biggest love you have ever felt in your life — I go to my husband, ‘I still love you, just this little one a little more.’”
Having achieved an incredible amount of success both personally and professionally — her new show Trophy Wife debuts on ABC this fall — Akerman can’t help but stop to count her blessings. “I have a baby and a show and I get to stay home, truly blessed,” she says.
– Anya Leon