Tia Mowry Talks About Baby Cree With Celebrity Baby Scoop
Newest mommy on the block Tia Mowry is overjoyed with her baby boy Cree. The actress who is currently working on the new season of the hit TV show “The Game” talked with Celebrity Baby Scoop on how she is handling the pressures of working and caring for a baby. She discusses everything from breastfeeding to taking shifts at night.
Check out the highlights below:
CBS: Congratulations on the birth of Cree Taylor Hardrict! How are you and your husband Cory adjusting?
TMH: “We are adjusting, but adjusting well! He is almost 6 weeks and I’ve heard around the second and third month the little love button sleeps longer which is a bonus. We are having fun but it’s a lot of work, and we are enjoying every minute of it!”
CBS: Being first time parents is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit stressful too. Do you have any tips for our readers on how to balance motherhood, marriage and career?
TMH: “I’m still learning. I am not gonna pretend that I have it all under control. I am terrified about going back to work sleep deprived! However, I know I can do it. I would just tell mothers to have patience and take it literally a day at a time; well more like an hour at a time. Once you know you’ve survived yesterday, you can survive the next day. I also try to not freak out about the little things which new parents often do.
On marriage, make time for one another. Don’t forget about those date nights. Put on a sexy dress and some sexy high heels and have a great night and enjoy each other. Also, incorporate your husband. Get him involved and let him know how important he is with taking care of your joy.”
CBS: Do you schedule couple time or date night? Do you plan to?
TMH: “We haven’t had time to schedule a date night yet, but soon! Tamera has offered to babysit so we can go out. I really want to see the final Harry Potter movie.”
CBS: How is baby Cree sleeping? How do you and Cory make time for rest? Do you have any ‘baby sleep tips’ to share?
TMH: “He is sleeping well. Cory and I take shifts. I will do the first shift and he will often do the next shift. I am nursing so I make a bottle or two in advance so he can feed baby Cree.
As for baby sleeping tips, before bed, Cree and I have mommy time and take a bath together. After bath, I feed him then swaddle him, and he doses off to sleep. Be consistent and you will find them on a routine!”
CBS: How is breastfeeding going?
TMH: “I love it. It is the one time we can connect and just spend some quiet time together. I just fall more and more in love with him when I do so. Rubbing his hair and seeing him smile just melts my heart. He also seems most content when nursing. Maybe because he is so close to my heart.”
CBS: You and your sister are so close – how has motherhood changed your relationship with Tamera? Was there an adjustment period or are you still going through it?
TMH: “Well, motherhood has definitely given me a better appreciation for what my own mom went through. I don’t know how she took care of twins! Cree is a lot of work. Tamera and I continue to be close. She has a special relationship with Cree – he would turn towards her when she talked to my belly, and it’s very cool to see them bond.
The biggest adjustment has been learning how to juggle being a mom and working on that mother-child relationship without taking away from my relationships with my sister, my husband, my parents. Cree demands a lot of my attention and I want to spend every moment with him so I am learning how to balance.”
If you can’t get enough of this diva be sure to check her and Tamera out on the Style network on “Tia & Tamera” which airs Monday nights at 9PM EST on the Style network.