Celine Dion: 'I Had Moments of Lifelessness' After Having Twins

Singer copes with being a new mother

January 7, 2011 2:00 PM ET
Celine Dion: 'I Had Moments of Lifelessness' After Having Twins
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Her heart will go on, but Celine Dion admits that raising two-month-old twins Eddy and Nelson with hubby Rene Angelil, 68, has been less than easy.

"I take things day by day,” the Canadian-born singer, 42, says in an interview with French magazine Gala. "That’s the secret to me. In any case, breastfeeding is more difficult if you are stressed. Sometimes I find myself in comical situations I don’t know how to get myself out of. For example, when both are feeding and one has gas while the other is burping, I don’t know which position to adopt!"

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Dion, whose mom Therese and sister Linda have been pitching in with housework and cooking, reveals the time after her sons' October 23 birth was even more difficult.

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“Some of the first days after I came home, I was a little outside myself," says Dion, who also has son Rene-Charles, 9, with Angelil. "I had no appetite and that bothered me. My mother remarked that she noticed I had moments of lifelessness, but reassured me that this was entirely normal."

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The Grammy-winner, who returns to her gig at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace in March, adds that she experienced intense mood swings as well.

"One moment, tremendous happiness; the next, fatigue sets in, and I cried for no reason, and then that took care of itself," she says. "It’s for things like that after having a baby that mothers really need emotional support."

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Now that she's adjusted, however, Dion is reveling in experiencing motherhood the second time around. "It's tiring," she admits, "but an intense joy."

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