What Is It Like to Go from One Kid to Two? Celebrity Moms Share the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

"Every cliché is true," says Brooklyn Decker

01 of 10

Carrie Underwood

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“If there’s anything the past couple of years have taught me [it’s] that you don’t know what’s gonna happen next. And there’s no way you can plan for everything or make everything be the way you want it. So it’s been good for me to just kind of be present, and live in the moment and stop trying so hard to plan out the entire rest of my life.”

02 of 10

Hoda Kotb

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“I forgot everything! I was like, ‘How do you hold the baby? How do you feed a baby? How do you swaddle?’ I was Googling swaddling and — you’re not going to believe this — how to put on pajamas. I just can’t believe how in a blink, life changes, and all of a sudden there are two babies in this house. I’m just overwhelmed with joy."

03 of 10

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno

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"My 'mom job' at home is 10 times harder now that we have two kids, so I bet going to work will feel like a spa day once I go back. Trying to keep up with my business endeavors, run my blog, and take care of my two small children has really proved to be the hardest thing I've ever done."

04 of 10

Brooklyn Decker

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"It's utterly exhausting. But wonderful. It's so much fun, and every cliché is true. Every cliché in the book that they say. It's the most beautiful thing in the world. It's the most exhausting thing in the world. It's the most fulfilling thing in the world. All of that is true. It's wonderful."

05 of 10

Jessa Seewald

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"There are so many diapers and they pile up so fast. We gotta take the trash out a lot more often. I feel like every day is different. Some days it's very, very simple. … Other days, it's a little more chaotic."

06 of 10

Mila Kunis

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"Right now, we're fine. One hand, one hand. One eye, one eye. Two people, two kids. I will only have two. [It's hard] when they outnumber you."

07 of 10

Elizabeth Banks

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"When you have one kid, you feel like you can jet set around and you can throw him on the hip and you get your life done. You don't realize how easy one is until you have two. Now I'm really a mom. Oh, I am a mom now! This is for serious — I am responsible for two people now."

08 of 10

Rose Byrne

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"It's pretty hectic. It's funny … the little guy, he's a lot more aggressive than the big guy, so he just goes in for the tackle, likes to pin him down and stuff. [The big guy] is very 'ugh get away from me.'

"There was a bit of an adjustment at first, Rocco … he didn't quite get having the brother. He would sort of wake up in the morning and go, 'No Rafa, no Rafa.' It's quite a trauma on them I think those first few months."

09 of 10

Melissa Rycroft

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"I used to have all of this free time even with my one child, I have one more and I don't sit down anymore, so it's crazy. It does feel like I don't have enough arms. I don't have enough hands. I'm constantly just doing laundry or dishes or washing bottles or changing diapers, and I just go, 'Where did the day go?' "

"I feel like I just can't give my daughter 100 percent anymore. She's getting everything that she wants — everything that she needs — but there are times when I'm feeding the baby and she'll come in and go, 'Mom, come play with me,' and I can't. It's hard juggling and trying to give both of them all of the attention that they want and all of the attention that they need."

10 of 10

Gail Simmons

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"Challenging and incredible in ways I hadn't anticipated. So far Baby K has been as easy as a newborn can be, but juggling both of their needs is overwhelming for sure. And finding enough alone time with D is vital but sometimes difficult. Thankfully she seems to really love her little brother. So far so good."

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