Kaitlin Olson on Motherhood

teapot
iStockphoto
The star of FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" talks about her home birth, pregnancy cravings and how she starts each day.
Hugh Dillon/WENN.com
Hugh Dillon/WENN.com

Always Sunny for Kaitlin Olson

The actress didn't need to play down her pregnancy while filming It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX). "A perk of being married to the producer is that everyone had to be nice to me!" Olson jokes. Husband and costar Rob McElhenney was also an asset during her home birth this fall: "He helped me manage the pain." Now they're marveling over son Axel Lee.

iStockphoto
iStockphoto

Pregnancy Cravings

"I'm not sure if I had cravings or if I just really like dessert. I had a weakness for the smell of pastries and doughnuts."

Owen Beiny / WENN.com
Owen Beiny / WENN.com

Birth Day

That morning I took a five-mile walk and cleaned my house. I didn't know I was going to need energy later! Then, I had a feeling I was in prelabor, but we went to a baseball game anyway. I didn't want to be just sitting around, obsessing. Our home birth went as planned, but it was long. I was in labor for 20 hours, so I didn't sleep for two days.

Life after baby?

The hormones are unbelievable. I love my son so much that I want to eat him. I can't get my face out of his face!

iStockphoto
iStockphoto

Baby Bonding

"Axel is wide awake in the evenings. We give him a bath and stare at him. Then he sleeps for five or six hours. He's our dream baby!"

Courtesy of Kaitlin Olson
Courtesy of Kaitlin Olson

Baby's Best Friend

"Our dog, Oscar, wanted to furiously kiss Axel at first, but he's calmer now. He realizes that a baby isn't a toy, even if he does squeak."

Courtesy of Hushamok
Courtesy of Hushamok

Swing Baby, Swing

"I received the Hushamok as a present. When the baby moves, it swings. I wish they made one in an adult size!" ($409; hushamok.com)

iStockphoto
iStockphoto

Tea Time

Her mom's company, Earth Mama Angel Baby, makes soothing teas. "It's how I start each day."

Originally published in the November 2010 issue of American magazine.

Share the gallery



Parents may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.