Katherine Heigl was prepared for things to change when she and her husband Josh Kelley adopted their second daughter Adalaide earlier this year, but the One for the Money star admits that life with two kids can be a bit overwhelming!
“I think it’s far more chaotic than I anticipated,” she tells People. “And I think every parent probably says that and every parent tries to warn new parents about it. And we all go, ‘Pish posh, it’s going to be fine. What’s one more?’”
Though she’s got plenty of parenting experience under her belt, this is the first time Katherine has had to navigate the newborn days – her daughter Naleigh was 9 months old when they brought her home from South Korea in 2009.
“I had never had a newborn before. I didn’t really have that experience. So it’s all been new,” she says. “I was prepared for the nights and having to get up and all of that. But the beauty of it is it’s really only a few months of your life that you’re walking around like a zombie because you haven’t slept.”
Fortunately, as the family-of-four finds their new rhythm things have been getting “easier and easier.” As for Naleigh, she’s adjusting to her new role as a big sister as well.
“Naleigh was super excited about having a new baby sister — until she arrived. Then she was a little hesitant about whether or not she wanted her to stay,” the proud mama reveals. “And then she became her little protector and is taking on the role of big sister very seriously.”