New Twin Mom Jamie Chung Didn't Want 'Tons of Baby Things,' but Now She Knows How Much She Needed Them
Actress Jamie Chung has had her plate full for the past couple of years, co-starring in Dexter: New Blood and Lovecraft Country, continuing to voice Go Go in Big Hero 6: The Series, and breaking into a prison with Pierce Brosnan and Nick Cannon in The Misfits, to name a few projects. But nothing prepared her for how busy she is now, as the mom of twins.
"Honestly, I did not think it through; I did not know what I was getting myself into," Chung tells Parents of her baby boys, whom she and husband Bryan Greenberg welcomed last fall. "I had no idea how hard it was going to be."
Do any of us really know until we're in it? Fortunately for Chung, her husband took charge of research to create their baby registry, even as she expressed doubts that they'd need "tons of baby things."
"I was like, 'Wait, but why do we need this?'" she says.
As they prepared for their babies during the pandemic, Chung said she was also reluctant to have any kind of baby shower because she wasn't pregnant with her twins.
"We went an unconventional route to become parents, and I don't know, I just didn't feel right throwing a shower," she says. "It felt weird to bring this attention to us, and we were trying to do things in a very private way."
But now that she's a parenting veteran of three months, Chung has a better handle of just how important certain baby products are, and how nice it is to have other parents around to give advice and lend a hand, especially with multiples. That's why she's one of the celebrity moms who have curated their own Babylist Cribs shoppable showrooms in Los Angeles. From now until January 30, expecting parents can make an appointment to visit the showroom, where they can test out products and see them in a home-like setting before adding them to their registry.
For those of us who can't make it to LA, we asked Chung to share some of the baby gear, nursery décor, and books she's found essential so far as a twin mom.