Tiffani Thiessen on Baby Harper: “She’s Such an Itty-Bitty Miracle!”

Wed, July 21, 2010 1:19pm EST by 1 Comment
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The White Collar star says having a new baby is “a lot of work” but she loves it!

Middle of the night feedings, constant diaper changes, jumping every time you hear the baby cry — it’s not easy having a newborn, and Tiffani Thiessen knows it.

But the first-time mom, who gave birth to daughter Harper Renn Smith on June 15, is loving every minute of it, even though she admits, “It’s a lot of work.”

In an interview with People magazine, Tiffani says that her husband, actor Brady Smith, 38, helps out with those nighttime feedings, and that

Harper “sleeps anywhere from three to four hours at a time at night, which is not bad.”

“Brady can’t believe we created this tiny thing,” Tiffani says.

Like most moms-to-be, the 36-year-old had a whole birth plan mapped out, but when she went into labor, things didn’t go quite the way she’d envisioned. Tiffani ended up having a C-section after 30 hours of labor because the cord was wrapped around Harper’s neck.

“Once she was finally out, I didn’t even get to hold her before they whisked her away,” Tiffani says. “You’re staring across the room, like, ‘Hello? Over here!’ The whole thing was very surreal.”

But once Tiffani got to hold her baby, the bonding was immediate.

“This is a kind of love that you never really knew about,” she says. “You haven’t known this person for very long but you love them so much.”

— Kathy Campbell


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Danielle Nicole Schwerin

Posted at 4:40 PM on July 21, 2010  

I’m a huge fan of Tiffani and when I found out she was pregnant, I got really excited. I was reading every article that was about her pregnancy. Then I found this one today and I was shocked when I read it. I couldn’t imagine how Tiffani felt after being in labor for that long and then being told that she had to have a C-section. But in the end, it was all worth it because she got a gift from God out of it. I’m sure Harper is as beautiful as her mom.

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