People.com Celebrity Parents Emma Roberts Shares the Motherhood Advice She Wishes She Knew Before Welcoming Son Rhodes Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund welcomed their son Rhodes Robert in December By Benjamin VanHoose Benjamin VanHoose Twitter Benjamin VanHoose is an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE for over three years as a writer and reporter across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial to the Oscars. He regularly covers red carpet events and has interviewed stars like Drew Barrymore, Ryan Reynolds and Kirsten Dunst. He previously worked as a copy editor at Topix Media Lab. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 22, 2021 02:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Emma Roberts is taking motherhood one day at a time. The actress, 30, and Garrett Hedlund welcomed their first child, son Rhodes Robert, in December, and in a conversation with her Scream Queens costar Jamie Lee Curtis for Violet Grey, the new mom shares what information she wishes she was given before giving birth. "What do you wish someone had told you about motherhood," asked Curtis, 62. "It's not something you'll always feel like you're getting right, but you will get better every day. When in doubt, just love your child and yourself," Roberts responded. Curtis also asked who Roberts most admires, to which the new mom replied, "My mom, especially after having a baby. I kiss the ground she walks on!" Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Emma Roberts / Instagram Garrett Hedlund Has 'Totally Stepped It Up' for Emma Roberts Since Welcoming Their Son: Source Roberts told Cosmopolitan for the magazine's December issue that she originally wanted to be married and have children by age 24. "At 16, I thought, 'By the time I'm 24, I'll be married with kids,' " she said at the time. "And then I was 24 and I was like, 'Remember when I said I would be married with kids by now?' ... It sounds cheesy, but the moment that I stopped thinking about it, we got pregnant." The former Nickelodeon star also reflected on how much her body changed during pregnancy. "To see my body change inside and out so drastically has been a wild experience. Surprising and beautiful. Then again, some days I feel like I'm being hijacked by something!"