Friday, January 6, 2012

Essence Atkins on Being a New Mom: Look At What God Gave Me

Nearly two weeks after giving birth, actress Essence Atkins, 39, says motherhood is the most ‘astonishing’ thing she’s ever experienced.

“I’ll have these moments where I look at [my son] and I just can’t believe he’s mine,” she tells

Currently recovering at home from an emergency C-section, the “Are We There Yet?” star adds that the birth of son Varro Blair Mendez on Christmas morning was both amazing, and stressful. She went through 40 hours of labor, and Varro was born with his chord wrapped around his ankle, twice. “We’ve been though a lot,” she says.

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