Nicole Kidman is experiencing motherhood for a second time thanks to her beautiful daughter Sunday Rose. The 42-year-old Oscar-winner, who is married to country crooner Keith Urban, says in the December issue of SHE magazine of becoming a mom again, “At this stage in life I was ready for her. Ready for this.”
Also mom to kids Isabella, 17, and Connor, 15, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise, Nicole reveals that it can be a challenge parenting both a baby and teenagers!
“For Bella and Connor I was a young mother – and for Sunday, I’m an older mother,” she says, adding of her two daughters, “They’re polar opposites. With Bella, I’m being someone she can confide in, while trying not to tell her what to do. With Sunday, I have to show her, teach her how to do everything … It’s really keeping me on my toes!”
Now 1 1/2 years old, Sunday is thankfully sleeping through the night, but Nicole says there are always new hurdles to overcome as a parent – like her little one screaming for the entire duration of an overseas flight!
“I walked up and down the aisle with her apologizing, it was awful!” the frazzled mom recalls. “It gets harder and better at the same time. They don’t tell you that – the club. They don’t tell you anything – about the pain, the birth.”
Admitting that she was “really frightened” of childbirth, Nicole says it was well worth the pain: “It’s why I’m glad I’m a woman. Men will never have a life inside of them – it’s why I’d never choose to be a man!”
These days the Aussie actress is trading in her hectic career schedule for more time spent with family.
“I’ve worked since I was 14 … but now my priority is my family – my baby, my husband – and that’s non-negotiable,” Nicole says, adding, “The joy it brings. The simplest things, Sunday smiling a toothless smile and then suddenly it’s a one-tooth smile – it’s divine!”