New mums can't say enough about their little bundles of joy, so we've rounded up the most heartwarming, funniest quotes about being a mum, courtesy of our favourite celebs - from their pregnancy surprises to toilet trips en masse! From Adele to Holly Willoughby, we’ve found some of the most honest and the most lyrical quotes about being a mum...
Best parenting quotes from celebs:
On loving her post-baby figure
1) Reese Witherspoon
'I like my body so much better after I had kids. Is that a crazy thing to say? I'm more womanly. I feel sexier.'
On pregnancy being ‘enjoyable’: 'They are lying. They are LYING to you. I'm telling you. Kourtney said that, my mum said that. I was literally giving birth and I looked at my mum and I said, "I'm going to get you a medal. You deserve everything".'
2) Kim Kardashian
Actress, humanitarian and mum of six, Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous women in Hollywood. In an interview with Vanity Fair, whilst pregnant with her twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, Jolie said on being pregnant: ‘I love it. It makes me feel like a woman. It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason. It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing.’
3) Angelina Jolie
Whilst pregnant with her first son Angelo, Adele told an audience at her concert: ‘When I got pregnant, I had so much testosterone in me that I grew a beard. I only cropped it last night. It’s actually true. I’m not telling a joke. I actually have a beard but I’m proud of it. I call it Larry’. Oh Adele, we do love you.
The down to earth actress we all want as our best friend; when she spoke about being pregnant, she said: ‘'You have the highest highs and yet you're facing the biggest fear of, "How do I keep someone alive?"'
5) Drew Barrymore
Despite suffering from severe morning sickness, in response to a comment she was looking very trim, the Duchess of Cambridge said: ‘I sometimes forget I’m pregnant’.
6) Kate Middleton
The mum of three and This Morning star told Weekend magazine in her final trimester when pregnant with her third baby: ‘I actually really like giving birth. I know, I’m a weirdo but I really like it. Knowing you’re about to meet your baby, it’s just a really lovely time. It’s the best day ever.’
7) Holly Willoughby
When pregnant with her first daughter, Blue Ivy, Queen Bey was quick to share her joy, saying: ‘It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.’
On mornings as a mum:
9) Rachel Stevens
'It is literally like Christmas every morning! It really is, when you see them for the first time in the morning, she wakes up and I hear her chatting away and she is singing away and its lovely!'
On her pregnancy:
10) Halle Berry
'My pregnancy was amazing. I was happy that whole time, I felt good, I had energy, I was like Superwoman. I wish I could feel like that for the rest of my life, that's how fantastic it was.'
On her birth plan:
11) Kristen Bell
'I’ve got nothing to prove by giving birth naturally. I feel like when I arrive at the hospital, I want a glass of whiskey, I want the epidural in my back and I want to get hit in the face with a baseball bat. Then, wake me up when it’s over because I’ve seen the videos — and it looks terrifying.'
On keeping a pregnancy under wraps:
13) Tori Spelling
'I got really good at sticking my butt out to overcompensate for my stomach and people were like, God, her butt's getting bigger and bigger.'
On changing nappies:
'I didn’t expect babies to need so many diapers! Nobody told me they needed to be changed so often. I mean he’s a great, great baby. He’s an easy one, I think. But nobody told me it would be this hard.'
On mum fatigue:
15) Gwyneth Paltrow
'Some days I feel like everyone in my world has plugged themselves into my kidneys. I'm so tired.'
Pink’s transformation from a rock chick to doting mummy has been well documented on Twitter, with regular updates about attachment parenting and life on tour with her two daughters. The pop princess tweets things like, ‘My life was once whiskey, tears, and cigarettes. Now it’s snot, tears, and the color of poop. #bliss.’
On her parenting priorities:
17) Katie Holmes
'I think the basics are very important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself. And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated. And my mum always said, “No one loves you like your mother.”’
Whilst pregnant with her beautiful baby Luna, her first child with husband John Legend, Teigen said: ‘The most annoying part of pregnancy is the fruit and veg sh*t: “Your baby is six inches. A pineapple!” What the f**k grocery store we at?’
18) Chrissy Teigen
As well as talking about how she ‘wasn’t one of those people that likes to go out and flaunt being pregnant’ fashion designer and mum of four spoke about a slightly more unusual side effect. Telling Marie Claire: ‘When I was pregnant, I just wanted to get lots and lots of animals, for some reason. We talked about cats but David said absolutely not.’
19) Victoria Beckham
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