Country singer Jessie James and husband, NFL star Eric Decker are set to welcome their second child – a son – in September. The Eric & Jessie: Game On star, 27, covers the September issue of American Baby and opens up about the couple’s daughter Vivianne, 17 months, and looking forward to having a boy.
On her first birth: “I was told by my amazing doctor numerous times that I had the hips to push out a baby, and I was all set on a natural birth. But my daughter got stuck and flipped upside down, so I had to have a C-section. I was shocked. To be honest, it took a while to get over not having that instant skin-to-skin moment. It’s okay to be sad if things don’t go the way you had hoped.”
On having a boy, and her “wild” daughter: “I hear boys are wilder. I’m not sure how that’s possible, because my daughter is a wild woman. I swear she’s me incarnate. I was crazy full of energy as a kid and so is she. Vivianne is also a girl’s girl, wanting to wear pretty dresses all the time. Eric has pro athletes on both sides of his family — plus I used to play sports — so I’m sure our son will develop athletic ability. Eric can’t wait to be able to throw a football with him.”
On having back-to-back pregnancies: “My first thought when I found out I was expecting again was, Oh, my God, we just did this! Vivianne was only 8 months old, and I was just starting to feel like my normal self. And here we go again!”
On looking forward to nursing: “I really loved breastfeeding the first time around. It’s such a wonderful, intimate thing to share with your child. I remember that full, happy look Vivianne would get when she was done. I also love all the cuddling during the baby stage, like when a baby snuggles up under your chin. And since Vivianne has so much energy that she won’t let me hold her for long, I’m particularly excited for that part again.”
For more from Jessie, go to American Baby…