Fashion model Miranda Kerr is loving being a new mother. The 28-year-old beauty talks to InStyle Australia about natural childbirth, how they came up with Flynn’s second name, and life with husband Orlando Bloom.
On giving birth to Flynn without the use of drugs: “I’ve never been through so much pain, but I was totally present the entire time, focusing on my breath and meditating. I kept thinking, how do women do this? But if other women have done this, I can do it, too. I was determined. I actually thought I was going to die at one point and left my body. I felt as if I was looking down on myself – the pain was so intense. Then he came out and we met, and it was the best thing. I think once you go through something like that, nothing else fazes you – it puts everything into perspective.”
On how life has changed since she and Orlando welcomed their little boy: “I was working 18-hour days. Now the pace has slowed so I can spend the majority of my time with Flynn. We have a bath together every night. I am first a wife and a mother. When I work, it needs to be the best decision for us as a family.”
On not fretting over the baby weight: “He’s a big baby, 4.5 kilograms at birth, and I thought to myself, ‘I have so much more that I want to do aside from modeling. I can live with my body not being in shape if I have a healthy son. It’s worth it’.”
On why her ex-boyfriend’s tragic car accident made her give Flynn the second name of Christopher: “Chris’ death taught me that the people who touch your life are always with you. It taught me that I have the choice to be grateful for the time I had with him instead of dwelling on losing him. Chris and I had been dating for two years. After he died, I wrote him a letter that said I hoped to name my first child after him in some way. I told Orlando and he was the one who said he’d be happy to do that. Orlando’s a good guy.”
On raising Flynn with Orlando: “It’s whoever has their hands free. When I’m not working we don’t have a nanny. Some nights we have a lady who comes in to help out but he [Flynn] is getting better at sleeping now, so not as often. And if I need to get on a plane for one day of work, I pump my milk and put it into the freezer for Orlando.”