An excerpt of the interview follows:
CBS: Congrats on the arrival of baby Sydney! How is she doing? What kind of baby is she? Are you getting any sleep?
LA: “Sydney is doing very well. She is a lot more fussy than my son was as a baby. If she is awake, she wants to be held all the time… by me. So I have my hands full. I’m up every couple of hours nursing, so I’m pretty much tired all the time.”
CBS: How are you adjusting to being a mom-of-two?
LA: “Having two is more than double the work. My son is almost 3 and he is very attached to me as well. I’m blessed to have a husband who is very helpful when it come to our son.”
CBS: Are you breastfeeding? If so, how is that going?
LA: “Yes, I am nursing exclusively. It is going very well. I’m working on getting my daughter to take a bottle so that I can get a break every once in a while.”
CBS: Can you share your birth story? Was it a natural birth? Quite different than your first birth?
LA: “I had a natural birth at the hospital. Labor was very hard, but I just kept thinking about meeting my girl for the first time.”
CBS: How’s Curtis Jr. adjusting to being a big brother?
LA: “Curtis is a loving big brother. He wakes up looking for his sister every morning so he can kiss her on her head.”
CBS: Any plans for his upcoming third birthday? What’s he into these days?
LA: “No plans yet. I need to get on top of it now. He’s turning 3 and just wants to have fun so we won’t overdo it. He loves trains and planes.”
CBS: We hear you’re updating your Facebook page with a Get Fit Challenge.
LA: “I gained 40 lbs during my second pregnancy. I still have about 25-30 lbs to get off. Given the problem we have with obesity in this country, I thought this would be a good opportunity to challenge myself, and to challenge those who want to participate, to get fit now. Losing weight, getting fit and getting healthy does not have to be a New Year’s resolution. The time is now!”
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