By peoplestaff225
Updated September 18, 2008 11:00 AM


In a new interview with PEOPLE, Jennifer Lopez reveals that despite going nanny-free for months, she and husband Marc Anthony recently hired one to help with twins Max David and Emme Maribel. "I [took care of the twins alone] for a long time, but we started using a nanny a few weeksago," shares Jennifer, 39. "I get up early with them. Then whenthe nanny comes, I can take a shower and give them their breakfast.She’s there to help me get things done."

Jennifer says those early mornings — and late nights — with her 7-month-old babies are the best part of the day. "When they see you and have that big smile on their face — I live forthat," she says. "And when I put them to bed at night and they melt inyour arms. I give them a bottle and wind it down. I say, ‘It’s time forbeddy-bye.’ I hold them and sing a little song. By the time you knowit, they are asleep."

As for getting back to work, Jennifer’s taking it all one day at a time. "It’s gonna be a learning experience. How will I do both [work and mothering]? I try to takebreaks from work. I’ll do a little work with thechoreographers and then come back. I try to spend every free momentwith the babies."

The singer-actress says she’s not too worried about her post-baby figure. "The triathlon really helped get me in better shape, and snapped me back into my body," she says, referring to last weekend’s Nautica Malibu Triathlon."I don’t weigh myself a lot. I still have 10 lbs., or so. [But] I don’thave any problems with it. I never felt I had to get rid of it." Besides, she shares "Marc loves the way I look! We love to eat!"