Tamera Mowry-Housley: I Go ‘Back and Forth’ on Having Another Baby

04/19/2016 at 03:15 PM ET

Being a twin, Tamera Mowry-Housley has always had company. But when she gave birth to now 9-month-old daughter Ariah Talea, her son Aden had a little bit of trouble adjusting to his new sister.

“At first he was a little jealous,” she told PEOPLE at Milk + Bookies Story Time Celebration event in Downtown Los Angeles.

“For a year-and-a-half he had all the attention and here is this other little baby that comes in and now she’s getting most of the attention. I nursed for about eight months so it was her and me for a very long time.”

Luckily for Mowry-Housley, 37, and her husband Adam Housley, their son Aden, 3, quickly grew out of that phase. “That was a little bit of an interesting transition, but now he absolutely loves his sister. He’s an amazing help,” she says.

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As for Ariah’s recent milestones, it seems Mowry-Housley’s baby girl has taken to talking. “She says ‘mama,’ ‘dada,’ and ‘baba,’ ” she shares. “But it’s so interesting the way she says it. She says it in a little feminine whispery voice whereas my son was just loud. So it’s really cool to see the differences.”

And Ariah’s other new developments? “She’s sitting up. Scooting.” But there’s one new milestone that Mowry-Housley particularly loves. “She sleeps through the night. It’s amazing,” she says.

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Now that Aden and Ariah have bonded and are getting along, will the mom of two be adding another baby to her brood? “I go back and forth,” she says. “I’m a little bit older. I’ll be 38 and from one to two year difference from just having Aden it’s a huge difference on what it does to the body.”

Mowry-Housley is the first to admit that her thoughts aren’t set in stone. “I think I have the perfect family. Boy, girl. But every other day, I do think about it,” she admits.

— Abby Stern

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Meza on

Now she has cute kids….

KelZ on

Oh my goodness her kids are so dam cute. The husband too ! Blessings all around and to them

Anonymous on

Lovely kids. The little one is cute little pudge ball

Cheyane on

Her kids are adorable!! Great looking family🙂

stacey on

Her little boy is so cute!

LC on

Beautiful family! I met her once at a John Mayer concert in Los Angeles about 10 years ago – she was so friendly and sweet. I wish her and her adorable kids/husband all the best.

Tieraney on

What a cute family! I,too, have a boy and girl and debated for years whether to add a 3rd..to each his own but now I’m glad I stopped at two!

blessedwithboys on

8 months may seem like forever to the toddler but it is not nearly long enough for the nursing baby


Norman on

Lovely family and adorable kids.

Anonymous on

I love, love Tamera! Her kids are the cutest!

guest on

Her children are beautiful! Go for a third! Three is a nice number🙂

sam on

She has cute kids.

Zine on

I love love love love this woman, is actually my role model, I look up to her everyday of my life. continue being a sweet and spiritual woman, Id love to see you in person, you are so adorable. Adam you lucky there bro, you need to that God enough. God bless guys

Roxie on

If your goung do it get it over with. No reason to wait.

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