Former “Sopranos” actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler wants everyone to know that she loves being a mother, but it’s not the walk in the park that everyone makes it out to be.
She revealed, “It’s really hard – it’s a test on every level. The amount of love is incredible, but it’s difficult. You don’t get a lot of sleep, it’s exhausting, you have to be on 24/7, you’ve got to breathe through. It’s amazing that a little thing can cause that much frustration sometimes.”
The Dads guest star spends her time with her 7-month-old son, Beau Kyle, and has been able to witness all his major milestones. â€œIâ€™m with him every single day, all day so [I’m] watching every little milestone,â€ says Sigler. â€œHeâ€™s starting to crawl which is fun, and heâ€™s really into Mommy, reaching for me and asking for me.â€
Her advice for first-time moms? â€œListen to what everybody warns you about, but also donâ€™t have expectations of what they should or shouldnâ€™t be doing. Let your child grow at his or her own pace. Try and take a step back because it does go really fast,â€ she shares.
One thing Sigler loves about being a mom is feeling â€œlike you deserve a medal every day. You feel like you should get props when you walk out of the house [and] youâ€™re just alive and breathing.â€
Even with motherhood being tough, she has the help and support of her fiancÃ© Cutter Dykstra. â€œDadâ€™s amazing â€“ heâ€™s playing baseball so heâ€™s on the road [and] weâ€™re doing a little long distance, but heâ€™s a really good dad,â€ says Sigler.
She adds: â€œ[He’s] really hands on and itâ€™s pretty sexy to see a guy with a baby.â€
Perhaps there are a lot of teen wanna-be mothers that should read this before thinking about having babies?
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