Hot mama! New mom Gisele Bündchen graces the April edition of Vogue and opens up about the “amazing” experience of giving birth to baby Benjamin, how pregnancy was “sacred” for her and how she stays so fit.
On choosing the name Benjamin Rein: “I wanted him to be called River because I wanted something always flowing, immortal. My husband said, ‘There’s no way we’re going to call him River.’ But my father’s name is Reinoldo, so it’s a homage to him. And it’s like water.”
On giving birth: “I wanted to experience the transformation. It was the most amazing experience of my life, feeling him come through my body. And once he was born, I never felt so empowered as looking at him and thinking, Oh, my God, we did it together!”
On only trusting her mother with her newborn son: “I don’t trust anyone else with Benjamin.”
On regaining her figure almost instantly: “I think it’s muscle memory. I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds.”
On having 2 boys: “I’m so lucky to have my little munchkin, and I have two because I also have John. We don’t see him all the time, unfortunately, but we’re building a place in Los Angeles to be closer to him.”
On remaining out of the public eye during her pregnancy: “I felt like my pregnancy was a sacred moment for me. I stayed in Boston and I didn’t work apart from the contracts I have, and then I only let them use my face.”