On Friday we got to see that GORGEOUS family portrait of Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie and their adorable newborn son, Luca Cruz. Today we have more intimate insights from the lovely Hilary, as she reveals how parenthood has strengthened her marriage, added so much to her life, and how they chose the name for their son . Read on to hear all about how Hilary feels three weeks into motherhood…
Parade has published all this info about Hilary and some of it really is just delightful and such a great insight into the gorgeous new mom so I wanted to share it with you. The thing that has been so refreshing about Hilary throughout this whole period, has been how honest and real she is. From seeing her in public a week after giving birth, to stepping outside without makeup on, and now these very honest statements – as one Pink reader said brilliantly, yes, a real celebrity- has hell frozen over?
This is what she had to say about being a new mom…
“Despite my best intentions, I have to learn to let go of the way I do things. My mom has been taking Luca while I do pilates for an hour and I had to stop giving her directions about how I changed Luca’s diaper. Even with Mike, he’s not going to do everything the way I would do it — and vice versa — but we just want the best for Luca. It’s helped me appreciate Mike’s role in his life and that we’re doing things with the most love that we can. He’s really hands on and I appreciate any little help I can get.”
What does she think has been the most surprising thing?
“The list goes on and on. I felt my heart grew the second I met him. You feel so protective right away. You feel loving and nurturing right away. Everybody always talks about it, about how you don’t know love until you meet your baby, and you really feel that. There are no words. It was a really wonderful surprise. And there is no way to prepare yourself for the sleep deprivation and what comes with it.”
Why did Mike and Hilary choose the name Luca Cruz?
“We don’t have any rhyme or reason about why we chose that name. We had the names Cruz and Luca on our list with some others and decided at the very last minute what it was going to be. There is no good story behind it, which is kind of sad. We just liked the way it sounded together. We were thinking of Cruz as a first name and were just mixing and matching it with things on our list and came up with it. We liked the name Luke too but we wanted to do something different — but not crazy. Afterwards we found out his name means ‘bringer of light.’ I love that.”
And, are they already thinking about a second baby?
“To be totally honest, I had a really easy pregnancy and I did enjoy a lot of it. But a part of me isn’t like those women who love being pregnant. I love my baby and I miss that feeling of being attached to him when he’s kicking, but I was so ready to not be pregnant. Right now, I’m focused on being the best mom I can be and when I start working again, I’ll see how I juggle everything. But then again, my sister [Haylie Duff] and I are very close so I want Luca to have someone close [to his age] — but not too close!
Isn’t she just the cutest new mom? I think these statements really give insight into Hilary the mom, the wife, and the woman, and I just love how honest and real she is. I actually want to be friends with her. Any suggestions how I can befriend the lovely Ms Duff?