She gave birth to baby Cree less than two months ago. And Tia Mowry and her hubby Cory Hardrict are getting into the swing of things and are over the moon about their baby boy. She’s one of our fave low-drama and actually talented chicks (rare these days) in the game. So we def want to know how this motherhood thing is shaping up for her.
Check out how Tia’s handling breastfeeding, sleeping and being a working mom inside…
Tia is gearing up to get back to work on the set of "The Game." And with her reality show with twin sis Tamera airing now, she said she loves getting to see her character flaws on tv and using her time making a routine with baby Cree.
Here’s a few excerpts from her new interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop:
CBS: Congratulations on the birth of Cree Taylor Hardrict! How are you and your husband Cory adjusting?
TMH: "We are adjusting, but adjusting well! He is almost 6 weeks and I’ve heard around the second and third month the little love button sleeps longer which is a bonus. We are having fun but it’s a lot of work, and we are enjoying every minute of it!"
CBS: Being first time parents is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit stressful too. Do you have any tips for our readers on how to balance motherhood, marriage and career?
TMH: "I’m still learning. I am not gonna pretend that I have it all under control. I am terrified about going back to work sleep deprived! However, I know I can do it. I would just tell mothers to have patience and take it literally a day at a time; well more like an hour at a time. Once you know you’ve survived yesterday, you can survive the next day. I also try to not freak out about the little things which new parents often do.
On marriage, make time for one another. Don’t forget about those date nights. Put on a sexy dress and some sexy high heels and have a great night and enjoy each other. Also, incorporate your husband. Get him involved and let him know how important he is with taking care of your joy."
CBS: Do you schedule couple time or date night? Do you plan to?
TMH: "We haven’t had time to schedule a date night yet, but soon! Tamera has offered to babysit so we can go out. I really want to see the final Harry Potter movie."
CBS: How is baby Cree sleeping? How do you and Cory make time for rest? Do you have any ‘baby sleep tips’ to share?
TMH: "He is sleeping well. Cory and I take shifts. I will do the first shift and he will often do the next shift. I am nursing so I make a bottle or two in advance so he can feed baby Cree.
As for baby sleeping tips, before bed, Cree and I have mommy time and take a bath together. After bath, I feed him then swaddle him, and he doses off to sleep. Be consistent and you will find them on a routine!"
CBS: How is breastfeeding going?
TMH: "I love it. It is the one time we can connect and just spend some quiet time together. I just fall more and more in love with him when I do so. Rubbing his hair and seeing him smile just melts my heart. He also seems most content when nursing. Maybe because he is so close to my heart."
CBS: You and your sister are so close – how has motherhood changed your relationship with Tamera? Was there an adjustment period or are you still going through it?
TMH: "Well, motherhood has definitely given me a better appreciation for what my own mom went through. I don’t know how she took care of twins! Cree is a lot of work. Tamera and I continue to be close. She has a special relationship with Cree – he would turn towards her when she talked to my belly, and it’s very cool to see them bond.
The biggest adjustment has been learning how to juggle being a mom and working on that mother-child relationship without taking away from my relationships with my sister, my husband, my parents. Cree demands a lot of my attention and I want to spend every moment with him so I am learning how to balance."
Check out the interview in full here.
"Tia & Tamera" airs Mondays at 9p ET on the Style channel.