Amidst the 18 hours of labor and four and a half hours pushing, the actress, 33, had to deal with her kooky, yet well-meaning mom Goldie Hawn.
“I called my mom to tell her I’m in the hospital and in labor. And she was like, ‘Okay, well, how much time do I have? Because I was going to take a swim,’” Kate says. “She shows up, and I have not eaten in like 10 hours. She shows up with a pizza and Doritos. She’s like, ‘I’m starving.’”
And then the pushing stage began. “She puts on these reading glasses that have headlights on them,” Kate shares.
“I have my doctor and my mom kind of looking over with these headlights,” Kate continues. “And she brings a magnolia flower. And she sort of starts to do these visualizations with me. And she’s going, ‘Imagine your va-jay-jay as a large magnolia flower blossoming.’”
Meanwhile, her fiancé Matthew Bellamy is getting ready to film the birth.
“I was like, ‘Stay back.’ I put up tarps,” she jokes. “I was like, ‘Don’t go anywhere near the area.’ And I see him start to creep. I’m like, ‘No, no, get back!’ … Meanwhile, my mom’s going [to the doctor], ‘That’s not normal. It that normal?’ It really was a Woody Allen film.”
Kate continues: “It was pretty intense, but it was incredible, and Matt was just amazing.”
And now that their son is 14 months, they’re trying to firm up some wedding plans.
“We don’t really know,” she says. “We’re sort of going back and forth about, you know, is it a big wedding? Are we going to get married on a mountaintop? You know, we’ve both been so into having a baby and our life schedules. We just want to make sure it’s right when it happens.”