Cobie Smulders: Motherhood Is “A Lot Of Work”

Four months after welcoming her daughter Shaelyn, new mom Cobie Smulders looked gorgeous in green at the LA premiere of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs this month.

The How I Met Your Mother star tells OK! that losing the baby weight wasn’t all that hard for her.

“I can’t really diet because I am breastfeeding and I think that I am blessed with very good genes, as well,” Cobie says. “I didn’t gain a lot with my pregnancy so I didn’t have a lot to work off.”

Getting her pre-pregnancy figure back may have been easy, but the 27-year-old actress admits that life with a newborn can be a challenge!

“It’s a lot of work and I feel extremely grateful because my job allows me a lot of flexibility and freedom,” she says. “And financially I am able to have a lot of help around.”

She adds that she’s getting out and about a bit more – including play dates with her HIMYM co-star Alyson Hannigan and her daughter Satyana – now that little Shaelyn is getting past the newborn stage, saying, “She is just now being comfortable with herself being in this world so now I can bring the baby out more.”

Cobie, who is engaged to Shaelyn’s dad Taran Killam, says that she’s in awe of the moms out there who do it on their own.

“I definitely have so much, not like I didn’t have it before, but I have so much respect for single moms,” she tells OK! “My mom had four kids two years apart and even that blows my mind.”

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  • Anonymous

    I LOVE HIMYM, but her hair is terrible. She needs a but and some sunlight. Yuck.

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