Zooey Deschanel Explains How She's Changed Since Becoming a Mom
Since becoming a mom of two, Deschanel says her world has been turned upside down -- and she clearly wouldn't change a thing!
Zooey Deschanel just got so real about the headspace she's in these days as a mom of two. While participating in the Baby2Baby Baby Carnival Presented by Huggies in L.A., the New Girl star opened up to Us about motherhood and life since welcoming baby #2, son Charlie Wolf, in May. She and husband Jacob Pechenik are also parents to 2-year-old daughter Elsie Otter.
"Nothing can really prepare you for it because you never again have a day where you don't think of your kids first. At least for me, that's what I think of first thing. Like, 'How are the kids doing? What do they need?' That's my first thought when I wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. I'm always thinking of them," Deschanel explained. "I've changed completely. You don't realize what a sort of selfish existence you live in until you have kids."
Although it can take up quite a bit of her focus, Deschanel noted that she finds parenthood "really fun," elaborating, "You're always adjusting, because kids go through phases and the phases kind of turnover so quickly that when you introduce a new baby into the mix, it's even better. Because what's better than more kids? They are so cute."
When it comes to the phases that Deschanel's kids are in currently, "[Elsie is] just talking a lot. She's really funny," the proud mama explained. "And then Charlie is the sweetest thing. They are so sweet. I love them so much."
She's also not discounting having a third, replying, "I don't know yet, we'll see," when asked if she is entertaining the idea.
In the meantime, her two L.O.s join her on set of her FOX sitcom. "I had my daughter with me for her first year, and then, I'm going to have my son with me this year on set," Deschanel shared. They'll also get to hang out with Deschanel's co-star Hannah Simone's newborn. "They'll be at work with us so they'll coexist together," Deschanel explained. "Charlie is a little bit older so he'll show her baby the ropes. [Hannah] came over when Charlie was born and I quickly was like, 'Here is a bunch of information that nobody tells you!' I showed her how to change the baby and hold the baby. Nothing like practicing on a real newborn, right?"
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Loving how happy and proud Deschanel is to be a mom! Though the experience of becoming a parent has certainly been a major game-changer for the actress, of course she wouldn't have it any other way!