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. Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m with him every single day, all day so [I’m] watching every little milestone,Ã¢â¬Â says Sigler. Ã¢â¬ÅHeÃ¢â¬â¢s starting to crawl which is fun, and heÃ¢â¬â¢s really into Mommy, reaching for me and asking for me.Ã¢â¬Â
Her advice for first-time moms? Ã¢â¬ÅListen to what everybody warns you about, but also donÃ¢â¬â¢t have expectations of what they should or shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢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,Ã¢â¬Â she shares.
One thing Sigler loves about being a mom is feeling Ã¢â¬Ålike you deserve a medal every day. You feel like you should get props when you walk out of the house [and] youÃ¢â¬â¢re just alive and breathing.Ã¢â¬Â
Even with motherhood being tough, she has the help and support of her fiancÃÂ© Cutter Dykstra. Ã¢â¬ÅDadÃ¢â¬â¢s amazing Ã¢â¬â heÃ¢â¬â¢s playing baseball so heÃ¢â¬â¢s on the road [and] weÃ¢â¬â¢re doing a little long distance, but heÃ¢â¬â¢s a really good dad,Ã¢â¬Â says Sigler.
She adds: Ã¢â¬Å[He’s] really hands on and itÃ¢â¬â¢s pretty sexy to see a guy with a baby.Ã¢â¬Â
Perhaps there are a lot of teen wanna-be mothers that should read this before thinking about having babies?
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