But although her daughter Esmeralda Amada is letting her parents get a good night’s rest, the actress admits there are still a few sporadic incidents.
“You never know, something random can happen and she’s just suddenly not sleeping through the night and you’re like, ‘Wait, I thought we were sleeping through the night, what’s up?’ ” Mendes, 41, tells Extra.
She jokes, “Why does it always happen at three or four in the morning?”
As she learns the ropes of parenthood with her partner, Ryan Gosling, Mendes can’t help but be reminded of her own mother’s sacrifices. “Now I understand so much,” she says, “My mother’s never got more ‘I love you so much, Mommy’ texts randomly … I get it now!”
“We’re helped in those situations,” the actress explains. “I want women at home to know, you’re lit, you’re angled. So yes, it was a few months after the baby [was born], but with a lot of help.”
— Anya Leon