Gia Canali
April 07, 2017 12:45 PM

Though she loves the life she lives, Molly Sims admits having three kids under 5 can be a bit of a struggle at times.

“There’s no zone-to-zone defense,” the model and actress, 43, jokes about her three children Grey Douglas, 3 months,  Scarlett May, 2, and Brooks Alan, 4½, whom she shares with husband Scott Stuber.

“It’s harder than I thought it was going to be,” she continues.

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On January 10, the model and actress welcomed her third child — and similar to the current theme in her life, the labor was unexpected!

“I’d never really gone through labor because both my babies before were c-section because of complications with my pregnancies,” Sims said in a clip from a video recorded in partnership with Awestruck, a digital network for millennial moms.

“And so I thought, for sure, this was gonna be a c-section, no problem,” Sims continued. “You have in your mind, ‘Here’s the date, here’s the plan, it’s gonna be 1-11-17.’ And I know it sounds weird to say that, but as a mom, you just get focused — like lasered in on it.”

Because of unexpected labor, the little one made his big debut a day early, and his older siblings couldn’t have been more thrilled. “He’s a sweet baby,” says Sims of Grey. “They love him – they want to hold him, they want to feed him, they want him to talk!”

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And though motherhood can be tough at times, it’s equally as fun, according to Sims.

“They have a better wardrobe than me,” the Las Vegas alum says. “I spend more money on their clothes than I do on myself!”

Having worked in the entertainment industry for 39 years, Sims admits the choice of putting her career on hold to raise a family was difficult, but so worth it.

“It’s the best feeling in the world — your heart just gets bigger with them, and I’m proud that I was able to do it,” she says. “My family is my little village. I really do feel like my fairy tale came true.”

For more from Molly Sims’ life at home with her kids, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

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