Hilaria Baldwin recently announced that she’s pregnant with her fifth child with husband Alec Baldwin and opened up about how she balances her busy life with so many little ones around the house.
Hilaria, who has four children under the age of six, admitted that she and Baldwin didn’t necessarily plan on having four kids back to back.
“I’m not a big planner. It was important to him to have kids soon, which I think was mostly because of our age different. After we got married, I originally said, ‘Why don’t we wait, we just got married,’” she told PopSugar.
“Then five months into our marriage, I found out I was pregnant with Carmel, and of course, I was really excited to be a mom. It was one of those things where it kind of crept up on me a bit,” she continued.
“I was breastfeeding when I found out I was pregnant with Rafa, and the same happened with Leo,” Hilaria says. “It caught up with me quickly. And then all of a sudden, we had three – it wasn’t really a plan. Once you get to three, it’s wile all the time, and we embraced the wildness and decided to try to have another baby. And we had Romeo – a third boy!”
Hilaria also talked about how it’s not always easy to manage four young children. “You always feel like you’re going to disappoint somebody,” she said. She does her best, though, to be “present as possible for them.”
Hilaria, who is also stepmom to Ireland Baldwin, shared that this baby may not be their last depending on the outcome. “It has now been a mission to give Carmen a sister,” Hilaria said. “Basically, my mission is I’m going to keep having kids until it’s a girl.”
It seems Hilaria Baldwin will get her wish, though, as she recently announced she is pregnant with a baby girl! Congrats, mama!
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.