Rebecca Romijn and husband Jerry O’Connell welcomed two healthy daughters — Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip — on Sunday (December 28, 2008). The proud parents and twin girls all celebrated the New Year together!
“Mother, father and both girls are all home and doing well,” a rep for the couple confirmed. These are the first children for both Rebecca, 36, and Jerry, 34. The couple named their daughter after Rebecca’s favorite singer, country crooner Dolly Parton.
“I have been a Dolly fan all of my life,” Rebecca has said. “She’s a wonderful woman. I really connect with her music. I can’t think of a better role model for my children! She has this great, sweet personality but she’s also strong and wise.” Jerry also has younger brother Charlie O’Connell, who is an actor as well.
Original article: People.com
Romijn: Losing Pregnancy Weight without the Gym?!
Rebecca Romijn sat down with "Extra" for her first interview since giving birth to her 4-month-old twins, Charlie and Dolly. The "Ugly Betty" beauty is revealing her secret to dropping the baby weight, the hardest part about going back to work and how she and hubby Jerry O'Connell keep their romance alive.
Romijn's close to losing the 60 pounds she gained during her pregnancy -- and she didn't have a workout plan! She says, "I think within the first three weeks, I took off like 35 pounds without doing anything!" Almost anything, she admits, "I haven't been able to work out that much because I have twins. It's impossible to get back into a regular schedule." Rebecca is losing the weight naturally, saying, "Breast feeding is the very best diet I've been on. It's amazing. It's like you have to eat 5,000 extra calories a day or you can't produce enough food for them. So, that's been fun as well." She adds, "I'm not pretending to be back to the shape I was in beforehand. I still have a ways to go... We've got Spanx underneath almost everything"
Romijn says the twins aren't tough to tell apart because Charlie looks like Jerry and Dolly looks like her, but she still thinks "they are both just gorgeous!"
The new mom is currently shooting "The Love Child" and she's juggling home and work life. The actress reveals, "Our hours have been really late and we're working outside of Toronto in Hamilton which is about an hour away and I am still nursing [the babies] around the clock. So, we have to do a lot of milk runs."
Rebecca gives her number one man a thumbs-up, saying O'Connell is "so awesome. He's just like totally on diaper duty. I think he's having a really good time also."
They happy couple have been able to time for date nights. "Because the grandparents are here, everybody switches off when they are taking care of the babies and it's working out perfectly... [Jerry and I] will end up sneaking away for an hour even if it is just around the corner from the hotel," she adds.
The model mom couldn't be happier, saying, "They're really smiley and not fussy... for four months old, it's supposed to be really difficult but I have to say, it's just fun."
Original article: ExtraTV.com
Rebbeca Romijn's Daughters Laugh At Her Bowling Skills
The "Ugly Betty" actress - who has twins Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip with husband Jerry O'Connell - explained her children giggle at everything, but find her sporting achievements particularly hysterical. She said: "Jerry and I went bowling recently and we put them in their infant seats right in the front so that they could watch us, and they thought it was hilarious. It probably was. They were laughing at my score. Like, 'Mommy can't knock down any! It's so funny!'"
The 36-year-old actress added the five-month-old twins also find the family dogs - Taco, Better and Bim - hysterical. She explained to People magazine: "They're really developing their own, very specific personas. They're starting to think that things are hilarious, like they're noticing the dogs as being anything other than furniture. The dogs were play-fighting the other day and they thought that was hysterical."
While Rebecca loves being a mom, she is constantly worn out. She revealed: "Sometimes I'm so tired, I look down at what I'm wearing, and if it's comfortable enough to sleep in, I don't even make it into my pyjamas. I'm looking down, and I'm like, 'T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that's fine. Good night. Sorry, Jerry!'"
Original article: AllHeadlineNews.com
Jerry O'Connell Is Impressed With Rebecca Romijn's Parenting Skills
Raising twins cannot be an easy task but somehow Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn are managing just fine...and without a ton of extra help! No army of nannies for these two. :)
Jerry: "My wife and I are trying to do as much as we can by ourselves, you know thank goodness for mom in laws and moms, they’ve been a real help.”
Lucky for Jerry, he's able to pawn them off on Rebecca for the hard stuff.
Jerry: "You know kids are a little bit of a hassle, having two is a little bit of a hassle. You know, a lot of feedings at night. They’re super cute. My wife is doing a great job of raising them, so keep it up honey!"
KIDDING. Jerry really does help.
Jerry: "I do a lot of diapers. It’s amazing how much babies go to the bathroom, number one and number two, and it’s amazing how messy number two is. Man it’s just crazy, it’s totally different from what I ever knew that number two was."
And he's scared of their poo, LOL.
Jerry: "The worst is when there is explosive number two and it gets everywhere. God forbid if you are at a restaurant or a mall and there is an explosive number two!"
Original article: ImNotObsessed.com
Jerry O’Connell Talks About Breastfeeding
Before contemplating children, many couples often choose to add to their family with a furry friend in order to learn the responsibility ropes. For actor Jerry O’Connell, practicing fatherhood with his dogs before welcoming his fraternal twin daughters Charlie Tamara Tulip and Dolly Rebecca Rose has proven helpful!
While guest-hosting Live! With Regis and Kelly last week, the doting dad proudly showed off pictures of his baby girls and noted their giddy smiles could only be attributed to one thing: feeding time! A veteran dog owner, Jerry jokes he has seen the same look before. “What’s amazing is I had dogs before we had kids and when you get the dog food [and] you’re putting it out, the dogs are like [panting], ‘Food time!’” he laughs. “Babies are exactly the same.”
With the girls now 6-months-old, feeding time entails two bottles and a can of formula; The first six months of their lives, however, mom Rebecca Romijn nursed. “Even I was like, ‘Honey, why?’ Lets go get some formula and make this easy,” Jerry says.
“But every few hours that big generator Frankenstein machine would go on.”
Unfortunately, nursing the twins involved adhering to a strict feeding schedule and, more often that not, cutting date nights short. “We were at a friend of ours’ wedding and we were there for a couple of hours. I was having a good time, dancing…and we’re having a good time,” he recalls. “My wife grabbed me and she was like, ‘We’re leaving now,’ and I was like, ‘No, no, no, come on, I want to cut the cake.” Realizing that Rebecca was more than ready to feed the babies — and had subsequently started to leak milk — Jerry laughs that the couple had to “skedaddle out of there!”
Not surprisingly, when asked by co-host Kelly Ripa if he has been able to rest since the babies arrived, the actor is quick to respond that sleep is a luxury of the past. To date, Charlie and Dolly have maintained a strict wake-up call: rise and shine at 5 a.m.! However, whose sleeping habits — or lack thereof — they have inherited have yet to be determined, Jerry laughs.
“I don’t wake up particularly early, my wife doesn’t wake up particularly early, but for some reason [for] our children, 5 a.m. is their time.”
Recently returning from a trip, Jerry was met by an exhausted Rebecca who promptly informed him he was officially in charge of the night time routine. “My wife was like, ‘It’s your turn, come on!” While the couple try to share the late night responsibilities, it goes without saying that the two find themselves convincing each other who is next to crawl out of bed. “I’ll be like, ‘It’s your turn,’ and my wife will be like, ‘It’s your turn,’ and I’ll be like, ‘No, no, no, I did it yesterday, I got up at five,’” says Jerry.
That said, Jerry shouts out his apologies to Rebecca, admitting that she, more often than not, is the one tending to the twins. “My wife’s been great; She usually gets up and ends up doing it. Sorry honey, I’m so lazy.”
Fatherhood has changed Jerry in more ways that he could have possibly envisioned. While he once never gave a second thought to the idea of sunblock, he now can’t get enough on his girls, “slathering them up” with the highest SPF he can find! “Get out the 70 [and] put it on them and their toes,” he laughs. A father of multiples, the actor has also noticed a change in his physique as well. “My biceps are getting huge because I’m just lifting them both at the same time. I’m going to be [Arnold] Schwarzenegger by the time they’re one.”
Original article: Celebrity-babies.com
Rebecca Talks Having Her Twins On The Set
Rebecca Romijn hit the set of “Eastwick,” her new drama for ABC, eight weeks after giving birth to her twins, Dolly and Charlie, earlier this year — and on Saturday she revealed that not only did her babies tag along, her co-workers had a code name for her nursing time. According to Rebecca, her fellow “Eastwickians” referred to the time she fed her babies, which happened once every three hours on set, as “Rebecca Zydeco." “The crew members would be like. ‘I gotta go outside and Zydeco myself,’” she told reporters at the ABC Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif., response to a question from Access Hollywood.
While Rebecca has been back in shape for months, the former model admitted she is a little uncomfortable watching herself in the pilot, which will air on ABC this fall. “I have a little bit of a hard time looking at myself in the pilot because I’m like, ‘That lady just had two babies,’” she continued. “I mean, it’s for my own vanity purposes.”
Rebecca’s twins aren’t on set with her any more, but they have a very loving person to look after them – their dad — her husband, Jerry O’Connell. “My husband is taking a little bit of time off to take care of them and they’re on set here and there, but not all the time,” she said.
When asked by Access following the event if Jerry was doing a good job as Mr. Mom, Rebecca said she couldn’t be happier with his daddy duty. “He’s doing great,” she said. “He’s got so much energy, he brings them to set. He’s doing great.” But does she give him any tips? “No,” she replied. “He’s doing really well.”
Original article: Access Hollywood
Jerry O'Connell Can't Stop His Baby Girls from Giggling
On movie sets and on stage, Jerry O'Connell may have limits to what he'll do for a laugh from his audience. But at home, he finds himself doing just about anything to get giggles out of the fraternal twin girls he and wife Rebecca Romijn welcomed last December.
Luckily, they're a generous audience. "I think of myself as a funny guy but nobody thinks I'm funnier than my daughters [Charlie and Dolly]," O'Connell, 35, tells PEOPLE. "We have three dogs. If I act like one of the dogs with the dogs, they go crazy. It's like we're talking Richard Pryor in his heyday."
O'Connell, who has been taking care of the girls while his wife films her ABC show Eastwick, says his 8-month-old twins even laugh when he's trying to discipline them.
"Whenever I try to scold them, if I'm feeding them and they put their hands in the food bowl, or when they're pulling each other's hair, they think it’s the funniest thing in the world," he says. "They don't know how cool they're being. They're like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson."
The joy in the Romijn-O'Connell household is a two-way street. "There's no better feeling than making your little girls laugh," he says, but showing them off comes in close second. "One of my favorite things is putting them in their carriage, walking them around, and having people stop me and saying, 'Tell me about your girls.' There's something fun about it. It's like having a new car except it's two lives. I'm proud."
As much as he enjoys fatherhood, the actor says he thinks his family has reached full capacity. "My wife said, 'The factory is closed,' " he deadpanned. "That's not a lie. The factory is closed! You can't make anything else."
Original article: People.com
Jerry O'Connell: My Life As A Dad
I grew up with all boys in my family, where there was no place for girlie stuff. But it’s amazing to walk into my house now. Everything is pink! When we first brought Dolly and Charlie home, Rebecca would say, “We’re going out, let’s put them in this dress.” At first I thought it was impractical. They’re going to poop and throw up in it anyway. What’s the point? But now I understand dressing girls: Kelly Ripa gave us the nicest girlie dresses. They’re their go-to fancy wear — they’re so fancy, I can only wash them in Woolite!
When they were being photographed for InStyle, I found myself brushing their hair. Now that there’s a little more to work with, I can experiment just a bit more. Listen to me, I sound like Paul Mitchell! I can do mini-pigtails on Charlie, and on Dolly I can get barrettes in her hair. One of my favorite things is putting them in their carriage, walking them around, and having people stop me and saying, “Tell me about your girls.” Charlie likes to interact with people, and Dolly likes to study things. There’s something fun about it. It’s like having a new car except it’s two lives. I’m proud.
Rebecca wants one of us to be home with the kids at all times. So while she’s working, I’ve been at home, and it’s been really fun. My wife likes to give them milk when they wake up, but I’ve made some changes to the system. I like to let them play and then give them solid food. I get in a lot of trouble, but I feed them in front of the TV with Sesame Street. They love it. At bedtime I softly sing rap songs like Slick Rick or Biggie Smalls — without the curse words. I have favorite little bedtime nighties I put them in that say, “I love Project Runway.” It’s a different experience to be with your kids when your spouse isn’t around. We have an area where they play; I go in there, and they climb all over me like two pet monkeys. We have three dogs, if I act like one of the dogs with the dogs, they go crazy — we’re talking Richard Pryor in his heyday. I’ve never had people laugh at me so hard. I think of myself as a funny guy but nobody thinks I’m funnier than my daughters. Whenever I try to scold them — if I’m feeding them and they put their hands in the food bowl, or when they’re pulling each other’s hair — they think it’s the funniest thing in the world. There’s no better feeling than making your little girls laugh.
When you have little girls, you’re the coolest person in the world. I know at some point that’s going to end; in their adolescence I’ll become the opposite of that, especially if I’m parked outside a high school party. When that time comes, I’m going to read up on Judy Blume, rent some Molly Ringwald films and watch Twilight. The amazing thing about all this is that it ends at some point. My wife said, “The factory is closed.” That’s not a lie. The factory is closed! You can’t make anything else. You just have to appreciate every moment.
Original article: Celebrity-babies.com
Rebecca Romijn's Grappling Girls
Rebecca Romijn's nine-month-old twins love wrestling. The 'Ugly Betty' actress is surprised at the way daughters Dolly and Charlie - her children with husband Jerry O'Connell - wriggle and fight as she expected them to be less boisterous.
She explained: "I had this fantasy that when I would have two little girls they'd be wearing matching outfits with little bows in their hair. But these girls wrestle, and whatever I put in their hair they pull out and it goes directly in their mouth. "Whatever babies shouldn't do, they do. If I have a sweatshirt on with the cord in the hood, they pull it out and try to wrap it around their necks. I'm like, 'Nooooo! Don't do that!' "
Rebecca named Dolly after Dolly Parton, and she has revealed the singer was thrilled with the honor. The 36-year-old actress told Dolly of her plan when she was six months pregnant and at one of the country legend's concerts. Rebecca revealed to TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "I was a little bit embarrassed to say it. Dolly said, 'Oh, I would be so honored. Dolly was the name I was given, it's not short for anything, and I don't have any children of my own. Please do it!' Then at the show, she dedicated the song 'Little Sparrow' to 'her new friend Rebecca and her little girls.' And I was like a puddle. A puddle!"
Original article: Newsblaze.com