Hilaria Baldwin is going to be a mom of five soon. And because she’s also a working mom, Baldwin—who is married actor Alec Baldwin—has a hired nanny to help keep all of their lives moving smoothly.
During one of the episodes of the podcast, Mom School, Baldwin made a comment about having to homeschool her kids due to COVID-19. “I have never been more excited for a semester to be over,” Baldwin quipped.
And when it comes to being pregnant during a pandemic and chasing four little ones around the house, it’s hard to blame the mom for wanting one less thing on her plate. Baldwin also opened up about how they are dealing with the threat of COVID-19.
With Alec being a vulnerable age of 62 and her being pregnant following two miscarriages, Baldwin admitted she’s been “super paranoid” about it all.
“I had to go [see my doctor] with a hazmat suit on — literally, my hair is covered, goggles; I am the oddball. [My doctor] said, ‘You probably will labor with a mask on.’ We’ll get COVID tested there … hopefully [Alec] will be able to be there, [but] maybe not. I don’t know what the situation is going to be like.”
Baldwin is almost seven months pregnant and is expected to give birth in September. She admitted that going through two back-to-back miscarriages have changed her perspective this time around and she’s taking it very slowly. And she’s also grateful to have her four little ones to distract her from all the pain she’s endured, even if they do still get on her nerves.
“They’re such little blessings,” she told Mom School. “With the heartache that I experienced and even before that, I had this gratitude that I live with every single day for how lucky I feel I am. I’ll have my moments. Especially being pregnant when the kids are destroying me all day long — and they don’t understand, they’re babies! And I’m not a victim. I chose to have all these kids really close together. I take responsibility for it. It’s hard, but I am enjoying it so much. It is never a burden for me.”
The mom of four continued, “I look at my kids, and even when they’re driving me nuts — and trust me, it happens — and even if I lose my temper … I just take a really deep breath and I think of this little person that is my little person and how we get to have this bond, this amazing relationship, and then I kind of chill out.”
Baldwin also addresses those who try to shame her for having a nanny.
Sure, she’s privileged enough to have a nanny but no one, especially mothers, should feel less than because they asked for help. Baldwin also revealed that while quarantined they rented a home nearby so that their nanny would be around for help.
“It’s so interesting with the whole nanny conversation. People will write to you and say, ‘Ugh, she has a nanny’ — but that doesn’t mean that you don’t take care of your own kids. It literally means I am also working. I work every single day. And for people to make you feel badly about that is not fair.”
She and Alec still have their things they do for the kids, each other, and the house. Having an extra hand just makes those tasks a little easier to be completed. It’s like the saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a family.”
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.