Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, who is pregnant baby no.2, is speaking on how her 16-month-old daughter Lyla Maria has changed her life in “the best ways possible.”
“I’ve always wanted to be a mom and I have always really looked forward to this time in my life and been really excited about it,” she shares with Janine Rubenstein in a recent interview.
“And I feel really just so blessed to be able to experience it and also experience it with my husband, and she’s just the best.”
Pratt, 42, and Schwarzenegger Pratt, 32, welcomed daughter baby Lyla in August 2020. They announced the news as well as a photo to Instagram quickly after.
“Lyla is the best baby and she’s so happy and so smiley, and I know how lucky I am,” Schwarzenegger Pratt adds. “I’m so grateful to be able to experience it and also be able to see my parents step into the role as grandparents, my two brothers as uncles, and my sister as such a hands-on aunt. It’s been a really beautiful time and experience, and she’s changed my life for the better.”
Katherine married Pratt in June of 2019 and admits that while the two have crazy schedules, they have gotten into a rhythm with parenting.
“I wouldn’t say that we’ve kind of nailed down a good balancing act of, ‘Can you watch her for a second while I run and do some work?’ ‘Can you watch her while I run to do this?’ but it’s so fun,” she says about how they manage their hectic lives with the chaos that can come with raising a young child. “I love taking her everywhere with me and having her here in my office when I’m doing work. She’s like my little buddy and comes out everywhere with me”
Katherine also credits her parents for being wonderful role models as well as amazing advice-givers.
She also has no qualms about going to her parents for advice on everything.
“My dad always just reminds me to just have so much fun, be playful, enjoy all of it, and my mom just reminds me all the time to be present in it because it goes by so quickly,” she says. “Both of my parents were so hands-on with all four of us kids that they just always share a variety of different tips and tricks as [Lyla] kind of goes through all of these changes every single month.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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