Glee star Naya Rivera covers the May issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby with her adorable 7-month-old son Josey. The new mom, 29, opens up about her 60-pound pregnancy weight gain, postpartum weight loss and the joys of motherhood.
On being a new mom: “You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.”
On her 60-pound pregnancy weight gain: “I completely let myself go when I was pregnant. Weight wasn’t something I wanted to focus on, so I ate anything and everything and had a blast.”
On her son’s name: “[My husband Ryan Dorsey] already had it picked out before we were even married. You know you have those conversations as a couple—like, ‘If we had kids, here’s what I’d want to name them?’ Well, Ryan had said if he had a boy he’d really want to name him Josey. So we went with that.”
On her postpartum workout plan: “I was, like, ‘Let’s get back to business.’ I did a lot of weight training, which I had never done before. I was wearing maternity gear while working my butt off… My closet was divided in half: On one side were maternity clothes and on the other side were clothes I thought I would never wear again.”
On entering parenthood: “[My husband Ryan] changed Josey’s first diaper in the hospital, which was hilarious, because Josey just kept continually pooping. If Josey doesn’t want to go to sleep, Ryan will bust out his guitar and play him some songs, and Josey will fall asleep immediately. It’s the cutest thing to watch.”
For more from Naya, go to Fit Pregnancy and Baby…