Taking care of twins is tiring! Ten weeks after giving birth to her two baby boys, Celine is thankful for all the help that she gets from her family, and admits she did have the baby blues.
Celine Dion waited a long time and went through a lot to have more children. But on Oct. 23, all of her emotional and physical turmoil paid off when she welcomed fraternal twins, Nelson and Eddy, with her husband Rene Angelil. Ten weeks later, she’s opening up to French magazine GALA about what a tremendous joy they are – even if she’s too tired to think straight and too busy to get a shower! “I didn’t have these children to not take care of them, to give myself to them 200 – 300 percent,” she says, crediting her mom Therese and sister Linda with pitching in to help her with “housework, cooking or doing the shopping” so that she can focus on diaper duty and feedings.
“I am changing diapers and breastfeeding and that’s something where no one can take my place. It’s tiring but an intense joy,” Celine, 42, tells the magazine. And she’s determined to stay calm, so as not to create further problems. “I take things day by day. That’s the secret to me. In any case, breastfeeding is more difficult if you are stressed. Sometimes I find myself in comical situations I don’t know how to get myself out of. For example, when both are feeding and one has gas while the other is burping, I don’t know which position to adopt!” HollyMoms, have you had similar experiences? If so, share you advice with Celine.
Celine, who also has a 9-year-old son Rene-Charles, wouldn’t trade her newborns for the world but she did find herself in a bit of a depression shortly after their arrival. “Some of the first days after I came home, I was a little outside myself,” she admits. “I had no appetite and that bothered me. My mother remarked that she noticed I had moments of lifelessness, but reassured me that this was entirely normal.”
The singer also experienced dramatic mood swings and cried for no reason. It’s comforting to know that stars like Celine and even Gwyneth Paltrow aren’t immune to the affects of postpartum depression.
And while she’s due to resume her Las Vegas show in March, she swears she’s not putting any pressure on herself to get in performance ready shape. “My only worry has been to be able to open and close [my tops] quickly for breastfeeding. It’s been out of the question to even wear a blouse! Makeup can wait. There’ll be time for all that.”