She speaks! For the first time since her pregnancy was announced, Eva Mendes is revealing what it’s like to raise her baby girl without any hired help.
Eva Mendes, 40, became a mother to her and Ryan Gosling‘s daughter on Sept. 12. Now, the first-time mom has broken her silence about her baby girl, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, and how she thinks babies actually have it worst off than new parents.
Eva Mendes’ Raising Baby Girl Without A Nanny
It’s always impressive to hear that a celebrity has decided to skip out on hiring a nanny after having a baby.
We can now add Eva Mendes and her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling, to the list of Hollywood’s elite who are raising their little girl just like every day parents.
In her first interview since it was revealed that she was pregnant in July 2014, Eva has opened up about life after having her daughter, Esmeralda, who was named after her and Ryan’s favorite Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
“I’m completely exhausted. I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had,” Eva told Violet Grey’s The Violet Files of her sleepless nights with Esmeralda.
Although she has not hired any help, Eva also revealed that she and Ryan rely heavily on their moms who often come over to help with baby Esme.
“But as far as a nanny or a night nurse, for me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I’m doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights.”
Eva Thinks Babies Have It Worse Than Parents
Now, here’s something you don’t hear a new mom say every day: Eva believes that her newborn daughter is having a much difficult time adjusting to their new life than she is.
“Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the ‘90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it’s like to be a baby,” Eva explained.
You know, I have to admit, I’ve never thought of it that way.
Thankfully, Eva had 8 nieces and nephews before her little girl was born, so she had a lot of practice with babies ahead of time.
Tell us, HollyMoms — Are you impressed that Eva and Ryan do not have a nanny? Do you think they make good parents? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox