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Eva Mendes Jokes She Had a ‘Really Wild’ Night with Daughter Esmeralda – See the Snap!

06/10/2015 at 04:30 PM ET

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Eva Mendes is wearing motherhood well!

The actress, 41, shared a (sort of) selfie of her slender waist on Instagram on Sunday after a “wild” Saturday night with her 8-month-old daughter, Esmeralda Amada.

Capturing only her midsection in a floral-printed dress from her collection at New York & Company, the new mom kept her face out of the shot due to a “long and crazy” evening with her little one the night before.

She wrote in the caption, “Loving this summer dress from our new @nyandcompany collection. Didn’t include my face because last night was long and crazy. Yup, really wild like 8 month teething baby kinda wild.”

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Why Eva Mendes Has ‘No Plan’ to Celebrate Herself on Mother’s Day

05/06/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

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It’s her first Mother’s Day, but Eva Mendes plans on shining the spotlight on someone else in her life.

Despite welcoming daughter Esmeralda Amada in September, the actress will be celebrating her own mother on Sunday.

“There is no plan [for me],” she tells Access Hollywood Live. “I kind of feel like I haven’t quite earned my stripes yet in a way.”

Instead of being showered with gifts, Mendes, 41, plans to spend the day with her extended family. “This Mother’s Day is definitely all about my mom,” she explains.

“She’s had a really hard year. My brother’s sick so it’s all about my mom, honoring her.”

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Eva Mendes: Don’t Be Fooled by My Body After Baby

03/19/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

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Six months into motherhood and Eva Mendes has found the sweet spot in her new sleep schedule.

But although her daughter Esmeralda Amada is letting her parents get a good night’s rest, the actress admits there are still a few sporadic incidents.

“You never know, something random can happen and she’s just suddenly not sleeping through the night and you’re like, ‘Wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night, what’s up?’ ” Mendes, 41, tells Extra.

She jokes, “Why does it always happen at three or four in the morning?”

As she learns the ropes of parenthood with her partner, Ryan Gosling, Mendes can’t help but be reminded of her own mother’s sacrifices. “Now I understand so much,” she says, “My mother’s never got more ‘I love you so much, Mommy’ texts randomly … I get it now!”

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Eva Mendes Won’t Give Motherhood Advice Because She Hasn’t ‘Earned the Right’

03/10/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

Eva Mendes is more than happy to hear any advice on motherhood, but she isn’t ready to dish out her own tips and tricks just yet.

“I don’t feel like I’ve really earned the right. I want to respect all the moms out there,” the actress, who welcomed daughter Esmeralda Amada in September, says in the April issue of Women’s Health.

“They’re going to be like, ‘You know what? You’re a few months in. Just shut up.’ ”

But despite the learning curves she and Ryan Gosling face as first-time parents, Mendes, 41, already seems to have mastered the all-nighters.

“I’m actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it’s bonding with my little girl,” she explains.

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Ryan Gosling Is ‘Cherishing Every Minute’ with Daughter Esmeralda

01/21/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

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Oh, to be Ryan Gosling‘s baby girl.

Since welcoming daughter Esmeralda Amada with longtime love Eva Mendes in September, the actor’s been busy flying back and forth between Los Angeles and Atlanta to shoot his upcoming film, The Nice Guys.

But that doesn’t mean the star hasn’t squeezed in as much quality time as possible with his family. “He’s been wanting to be a father for a long time,” a Gosling insider tells PEOPLE. “He’s cherishing every minute.”

Raising their daughter without a nanny, the new parents are “so tired, but so in love,” says a Mendes pal. “[The baby] is smiling and cooing and loves when Ryan sings to her.”

While Gosling, 34, and Mendes, 40, have no plans to wed any time soon, that doesn’t mean there’s trouble in paradise for the private pair, who stepped out for a rare date night on Saturday.

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Eva Mendes: I’ll Bounce Back from Baby – ‘Eventually’

12/03/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

New mom Eva Mendes is in no rush to get back her killer curves.

During a Wednesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress admitted she’s more focused on her 11-week-old daughter Esmeralda Amada than shedding any pregnancy pounds.

“The whole bounce back thing, I’m like, ‘Oh gosh, ease up. It’s okay, we don’t have to,'” Mendes, 40, said. “Eventually, maybe, but certainly not in a couple weeks.”

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Eva Mendes: Why We Named Our Daughter Esmeralda Amada

11/25/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Eva Mendes believed motherhood meant saying goodbye to the night life.

However, the new mom has quickly discovered she couldn’t have been more wrong.

“I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had,” the actress tells Violet Grey‘s digital magazine, The Violet Files, as part of her first photo shoot since delivering her daughter.

But she’s not going at it alone: It didn’t take long for the first-time mom to find a strong support system to get her through those all-nighters.

“I go to BabyCenter.com and read the comment section from other mothers because I find so much solace in that,” she says of her favorite online forum.

“Just knowing that I’m not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night. I’m doing it without a nanny for now but I’m open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. For me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I’m doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights.”

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