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Nearly two weeks after giving birth, actress Essence Atkins, 39, says motherhood is the most ‘astonishing’ thing she’s ever experienced.
“I’ll have these moments where I look at [my son] and I just can’t believe he’s mine,” she tells ESSENCE.com.
Currently recovering at home from an emergency C-section, the “Are We There Yet?” star adds that the birth of son Varro Blair Mendez on Christmas morning was both amazing, and stressful. She went through 40 hours of labor, and Varro was born with his chord wrapped around his ankle, twice. “We’ve been though a lot,” she says.
“You go through all this suffering, but at the end of it, look what God gives you.”