GWENDOLYN WELCOMES DAUGHTER LONDON, TALKS MOTHERHOOD AND MORE
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith and husband Kenny Smith welcomed their third child, London Smith, into the world earlier this month. The ‘Price is Right’ model and recording artist recently sat down with The Bump to talk about her experience as mom for the third time, having two daughters and one son.
On naming her newborn ‘London.’
“I was born and raised in Bath, England. My husband is from Queens New York, and we named our four-year-old son, Molloy, after his high school, Archbishop Molloy High School, so we felt it was important to do something from my childhood this time.”
Life with three children on board.
“[The biggest challenge is] thinking that I can manage three children with no sleep! I did not think I’d need help at nighttime because I didn’t with the others, but I might have to give in and get some. It’s so challenging. And it’s crazy to think that I’m looking at colleges and kindergartens for my kids at the same time!”
Post-pregnancy diet and workout.
“I don’t really diet — I’ll just try to eat healthy, but I try to do that anyway. Once I get back to exercising, I like to switch it up and make sure I work up a good sweat at least three days a week. I like to do Pilates, both with reformer equipment and on the floor. Sometimes I take a cardio barre class; a friend of mine teaches Zumba, and I love that.”
Advice to first-time moms.
“Take a deep breath and just relax. It’s going to be okay. It’s super challenging, but it gets easier and it gets better. Try to enjoy the moments because it goes so fast — I know; I have a sixteen-year old! You feel like you’ll be in the phase of no sleep and diapers and bottles forever, but it will be over before you know it.”