Hilary Duff: I Didn't "Love Being Pregnant"
Hilary Duff is relishing her new role as mom to three-week old Luca Cruz, but the singer/actress says he'll be an only child for a while if she has her way.
"I had a really easy pregnancy and I did enjoy a lot of it, but a part of me isn't like those women who love being pregnant," Duff, 24, admits to Parade.com. "I love my baby and I miss that feeling of being attached to him when he's kicking, but I was so ready to not be pregnant."
Welcoming Luca on March 20 with husband Mike Comrie, Duff quickly resumed her pre-baby workout routine, but she tells Parade she hits the gym to clear her head, not necessarily drop the baby weight.
"I don't have a project waiting on me that I have to bust my butt to get into shape for so it's more about how I feel," says the star, who was spotted taking a West Hollywood SoulCycle class Tuesday. "I did pilates and yoga during my pregnancy but I really missed getting my butt kicked. Then I read comments on my Twitter page about how I'm waddling into pilates and I go, 'wow, that's a really mean thing to say. I just had a baby three weeks ago!' There is a little bit of pressure but most of it comes from me."
Enlisting the help of her mom and sister, Haylie, to pitch in with Luca, Duff admits that she's having trouble developing a "go with the flow" attitude when it comes to parenthood. "Despite my best intentions, I have to learn to let go of the way I do things," she says. "Even with Mike, he's not going to do everything the way I would do it -- and vice versa -- but we just want the best for Luca."
Married since 2010, Duff has developed a new admiration for her husband after seeing him as a father. "[Parenthood has] helped me appreciate Mike's role in his life and that we're doing things with the most love that we can," she explains. "He's really hands on and I appreciate any little help I can get."