Tia and Tamera talk babies, 'new boobies'
Posted February 22, 2013
HOLLYWOOD -- "This is my first time out on the red carpet since I had a baby and I wanted to show off my tummy, my new boobies," said a proud Tamera Mowry-Housely, 34, at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday in Beverly Hills. Tamera and her husband Adam Housely welcomed son Aden to the world in November.
"I wanted to be that woman who just had a baby and is enjoying her figure."
Her sister and reality show co-star, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, was by her side and finishing many of her sentences as the two chattered happily.
Said Tia to Tamera, "What I respect about you is you're showing off your figure. A lot of women want to hide it and cover up after having a baby."
The actresses, who begin shooting the third season of Tia & Tamera on March 11, mentioned that Tamera recently took baby Aden on a plane and found that "all you have to do is feed them before you go, and stick a pacifier in their mouth for take off and landing."
She also shared a tip: "If your'e nursing, you put the breast milk right up under their nose." It's to help keep the baby from picking up any bad germs during the plane ride.
"A lot of people are like, 'Whaat?' " said Tia, "but it works."
As for any other advice they'd give to new moms, Tia said turned to Tamera. "What did I tell you? Sleep when the baby sleeps."
Tamera agreed. "If you don't you're screwed. No, you're effed!" she laughed.
Said Tia: "I know you want them on a schedule, but some days they're not going to follow that schedule. And it's OK."
Said Tamera: "It's not going to be perfect."
Said Tia: "Forgive yourself you're doing to fail sometimes. It's going to be OK."
And they brought up the body changes. Tamera shared that she was surprised by how "different" it is now. "You have stretch marks, curves you didn't used to have."
Still, she admitted that she's not bouncing back "as quick as I would like."
And she feels that pressure to be thin. "There's a lot of pressure, when you see people like Claire Danes and Megan Fox. And they're, wow. My body won't do that. And you're like, how are they on a beach in a bikini?"
Tia remembered thinking after she had son Cree in June 2011, "What's wrong with me?"
But, says Tamera, you can't beat yourself up about it. "My husband said happy girls are pretty girls. Be happy. Own who you are. Own your curves. Enjoy the phase that you're in. I'm enjoying this phase."
Oh, and about a recent episode of their Style Network show featuring Tia ate some of Tamera's placenta?
"We were in the womb together!" said Tia. "This is nothing!"
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