By peoplestaff225
October 23, 2009 08:00 AM

In her first television interview since welcoming daughter Scarlet, 8 months, Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm agreed that motherhood is “everything that everybody says” it is, adding:

With regard to the latter point, the 35-year-old songstress revealed that Scarlet is teething — but that is nothing compared to the “early days” postpartum. “It’s just so exhausting,” she laments. “Just really, really hard.”

With that said, Melanie says that as Scarlet — whom she deems a “real character” — has gotten older, caring for her has gotten easier. “Now it’s so rewarding,” she reveals. “It’s so much fun.”

Scarlett is Melanie’s first child with partner Thomas Starr.