Last week we had Christina Aguilera, this week we have Nicole Richie on the cover of People magazine with her new born baby girl. In the mag, Nicole talks about how motherhood has changed her as a person, the labor process and parenting in general.It's actually a really cute interview. They seem like a really happy family.
Here are some tidbits from the interview:
On their relationship:
Joel: [Parenthood] was not in the plans. But it's the best thing that's ever happened to us. It was a gift from God. It was a big surprise but neither one of us even skipped a beat.
Nicole: Yeah, it was never like a bad thing. It's weird -- even though we had only been together a few months, we had lightly talked about having a family. I think we always knew.
Joel: We just get each other. We're both laid-back people. It's never been a job to be in this relationship.
On the pregnancy:
Nicole: I didn't have morning sickness, and I was waiting for it. I was tired a lot but that was really the only thing. And according to [Joel], my hormones were really bad.
Joel: Nicole is really laid-back. You can tell her anything and she's like, "Whatever." And that was the first time I'd seen her get worked up. I'd be like, "Whoa, this is not the girl that I know." Like, if I was late -- which is usually no big deal -- it was like, "Where were you? You know that I've been waiting here, you couldn't even think to call?" It was cute.
On her pregnancy cravings:
Nicole: Nothing really crazy. I would eat breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast. Joel: She never liked chocolate, and now she likes chocolate. Nicole: Yeah, I've always been a cheese/salt person.
On her bigger boobs:
Nicole: He's enjoying it! I don't really like it. It doesn't really fit with my wardrobe; it's not who I am. I never had to think about wearing a bra, so it's a whole new world. But you know, whatever.
Joel: I like you both ways.
On meeting Paris Hilton:
Nicole: Yeah. They went to the Ivy. Just kidding. I have to say, all of my friends, their demeanor completely changes when they're around the baby. When they come in the house they're really mellow and careful and sweet with her. And when you're with a baby, you don't think, like, "Oh, I'm this person." She spits up on you and throws up on you or goes to the bathroom or passes gas.
On their family helping them out: Joel: We don't have a nanny. We have our moms. They've helped us a lot.
Nicole: And we have to give credit to Benji. He lives six houses down. He babysits, like really babysits.
Joel: There was a day when I'd been at work all day and Nicole hadn't left the house for 48 hours, and I was like, "Let's go to a restaurant down the street," and Benj was with the baby. Then someone said they read somewhere we were out all the time. It's crazy. You leave the house for one hour and everyone's like, "She's out! She's leaving the baby!"
Also, Lionel's a great granddad. He's the best. She loves him. You have to be around Lionel to see how he is. He's just happy.