Katherine Heigl was brave enough to endure the rain and inclement weather to have lunch with her mom at Louise’s Trattoria in Los Feliz, CA today (October 20).
The former Grey’s Anatomy actress kept warm and dry in a knit poncho and rubber boots as she spent the afternoon feasting on Italian food.
Meanwhile, in a new interview with the Daily Telegraph, Katherine gets candid about being a first-time mom.
“Naleigh was nine months when I became her mother, but I didn’t know what (kind of) nine-month-old – what stage they were at – and lots of children are different,” she says. “When Naleigh came to us, it was just a whole new world for me, so I was reading absolutely every single book that I could get my hands on. I didn’t even know what she would be eating. Would she be eating solid foods? Would I be giving her formula?”
Katherine is also frank about the difficulty of adopting a child. She would like to become an adoption advocate and help fund adoptions for other families.
“It’s lengthy, it’s expensive and I think there are a lot of families who, if they could afford it financially, would adopt or would consider adoption.” she says.
Asked how difficult it is to juggle a Hollywood film schedule with new motherhood, Katherine answers: “It’s probably no harder than any working mother’s situation, I would imagine, because I think women – at least most of the women that I’ve talked to – have this genetic disposition to feel guilty about leaving our children to go to work. I watch my husband do it – not with ease. But he’s very practical about it and when he’s with her he’s with her fully and completely devoted and gives her all of his attention, but when he has to go to work he doesn’t have that mother’s guilt. So that’s what I’m trying to balance right now. She gets all of my attention when I’m not working and that’s the best I can do.”
As for whether she would like to have more children? “I can’t wait to have another baby,” she enthuses. “I’m like, ‘C’mon, let’s do this!'”