Introducing our newest celebrity blogger, Coco!
The talk-show host, fitness enthusiast and reality star just welcomed her first child with husband Ice-T. Lucky for us, she’s documenting her motherhood journey in several blog posts exclusively for E! News.
Take a look at how the Ice & Coco star is enjoying life with her baby girl, Chanel.
I hope Chanel grows up to be an amazing person. I want her to be spiritual and lovable and a really good person. I want her to become like a doctor or scientist. I don’t want her to be who mom is.
I’m going to push her. She’ going to be my little experiment or project. I can see that now and I’m going to have 100 percent hands on this little girl.
BLOG: Coco’s honest thoughts on having more kids after baby Chanel
I’m going to try and push her away from the modeling. It’s going to be hard because I’m probably going to have a camera in her face and she’s going to learn how to model but at the same I don’t want her to focus on that as a career. I want her to do something that I couldn’t do.
If she wants to do modeling on the side, that’s fine but I want to see her go in a different direction.
I have been by Chanel’s side 24/7. No nannies, no baby sitters, no nothing. I’ve been fully hands on with this child. Not because people are telling me I should, but it’s because I really want to. I don’t want anybody else handling my baby. In the first month, there was this one event I had to go to—a wedding—and I had to get a family member to watch Chanel for a few hours. Now I posted a photo without Chanel and I got so much heck from people saying I can’t believe you’re already out and about without your baby.
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First of all, I’m at my wedding that I had to go to. I’m only gone for two hours and I’m breastfeeding. I can’t be gone too long for her anyway and I think I deserve that. What’s wrong with going out without Chanel for a couple hours? I’m with her 24/7 every second of the day. She’s probably sleeping and won’t even notice I’m gone.
The dressing sexy thing also comes up a lot. First of all, everybody should know who Coco is by now. Really? I’m never going to pop up with a sweatsuit. It’s just not going to happen. I don’t know why it amazes people. I think I’ve toned down throughout the years. I’ve settled down in so many ways.
I think they are still mentioning that I wear tight clothes. How would that change after a baby? I don’t understand that. I’ve calmed down with my outfits but I can’t look good anymore? I just want to look put together. Even though I have a baby, I can still put on makeup, do my hair and get my nails and be put together by my outfit. I’m not overdoing it. It’s the way my personality is. It’s not like I’m going to be in a moo-moo tomorrow. People need to get over that.”
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