We grew up with Milano, watching her hide her first hickey on Who's the Boss? and cast spells in Charmed. Who's the boss in her house these days? That would be 4-month-old Milo Thomas Bugliari, the first child for Milano and her hubby, Hollywood agent David Bugliari. Milano's not complaining. She's happily nurturing her new guy.
I craved white pizza and lemon sorbet. And broccoli. I ate a lot of broccoli during my pregnancy.
My whole family got involved in prepping for the baby's arrival. My job was the laundry and the organizing. I washed, ironed and labeled everything. I was obsessed. My dad, who opened a drawer filled with hats appropriately labeled "hats" said, "It's a good thing you labeled this drawer. I never would have known it was a hat drawer!"
Instead of doing a mural in the nursery, we bought John Lennon drawings from the "Real Love: Drawings For Sean" collection. We thought they'd be something special Milo could always have and pass down. All the books on the shelves have inscriptions in them, too. At my baby shower, guests brought their favorite childhood book and inscribed them.
Om! "I took prenatal yoga three times a week, including the morning I went into labor. It helped me stay comfortable."
The moment I laid eyes on him, my heart tripled in size. He's sweet, patient, and smiley. My mom calls him a rose bud. Each day he blooms and grows more.
The first few weeks of being a mom were profound, not just emotionally but also, physically. All the changes you instinctually go through are miraculous. Everything is so new and scary. I ran the gamut of emotions.
Tweeting is always helpful. I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends. I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class. They've had their babies now, too. We have play dates that are more for us than the babies, where we get together and talk about what we're feeling or exciting things about the babies.