In People magazine's newest issue, Marci Cross talks about being a mom and loving every minute of it.
Marcia Cross, 45, and her husband Tom Mahoney welcomed their twin daughters, Eden and Savannah, on February 20th. Marcia told People, "I wanted to be a member of that club so badly, and now I'm in and it's so much better than I even imagined." She even enjoys the predictable routine. "I'll tell you my routine – it's really exciting. I feed, I burp, I change diapers, I pump. And then I have a tiny window of time to myself."
Cross and Mahoney, 49, struggled to become parents. "We did in vitro a week after we got married. We were supposed to go to Greece and Paris and have this fancy honeymoon, and I said, 'Let's stay put and see if we can't give this baby a chance.' " Marcia became pregnant with twins, but the struggle didn't end there. Cross developed preeclampsia, a disorder that raises blood pressure and threatens both mother and baby, four weeks before her due date. The doctors quickly scheduled a cesarean section and she gave birth to Savannah, 6 lbs. 7 oz., and Eden, 5 lbs. 10 oz. Marcia exclaimed, "I had over 12 lbs. of baby in me!"
Now that Cross is home with the twins, she is mastering the art of breast feeding two babies at once. She also isn't totally ruling out the possibility of having more children. "I'm probably done...but I certainly can see why people keep going. I'm in heaven right now."
Congratulations Marcia and Tom!