Allison Holker on Not Breastfeeding Son Maddox: ‘We Have Found Our Own Path’
“We have found our own path with our child, and honestly, the milestones he’s hitting are right on target and he’s laughing and he’s giggling and he is rolling over,” Holker, 28, told PEOPLE Thursday at 4Moms’ launch of the world’s first ever self-installing car seat in Los Angeles.
“More than anything, he is a people person. He loves the attention, he loves people holding him,” adds the professional dancer, who splits parenting duties with husband Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
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Boss himself knows the value of living in the present — and that includes getting up in the middle of the night to tend to his new son.
“It’s a really dope time for me to get a little bit of quality time,” the 33-year-old actor and dancer says.
“[Allison] carried him around and grew him for nine months. So for me, at night, if she doesn’t get up — and also, I’m so paranoid that any sound he makes, I jump out of the bed — those are the times that I get to [spend] with him,” he continues.
The new dad knows that his sleep sacrifices are worth it, because the time he has while his son is so little is very precious — and limited.
“There is gonna be a time where I’m not gonna be able to hold him in my arms and bottle feed him. He’s gonna be like, ‘Dad, get away from me,’ ” the Magic Mike XXL star jokes. “So I have to soak [up] this time. ‘Cause once he starts getting around, he’s gonna be a wild one.”
“He loves looking into people’s eyes,” Holker adds of Maddox. “He’s so interactive with people, and it’s so amazing to see the personality he’s already starting to brew up. It’s really incredible.”
The proud mom of two says that alongside her son‘s adorable milestones, the couple have a lot to be thankful for.
“He’s just the happiest little boy we’ve ever encountered, and he’s ours,” she says. “Every single day I see him, I feel so grateful and blessed.”
— Jen Juneau with reporting by Raha Lewis