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!”
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.
“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.”
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.”
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.”