Reality star Bethenny Frankel was always on the go until she met husband Jason Hoppy, and became mom to daughter Bryn, on May 8. "It's unbelievable. It's every cliché, everything everyone tells you," the Bethenny Getting Married? star gushes about motherhood to Life & Style.
Bethenny's late-night partying has now been substituted for baby-feeding sessions and designer duds for pajamas. "I breast-feed and pump, and I'd say Bryn eats every three to four hours," Bethenny tells Life & Style about her and Jason's tag-team schedule. "He'll do a feeding at 1 a.m., then I'll do one at 5 a.m. It's whoever hears it first, and we don't try to pretend like we don't hear it," she says about Jason, whom she calls an amazing and unbelievable father.
Since the arrival of Bryn, the fiery reality star seems to have finally reached her own place of Zen. "People say that I'm a little softer, a little calmer," she says. "I'm definitely happier." Her priorities have certainly shifted since the drama-filled days of nasty castmate catfights and posh red carpet soirees. "There are things you have to have, just a whole other world of things," Bethenny says about her new splurges, such as Bryn's stroller, car seat, crib and other necessities. "You don't buy anything for yourself anymore, and you don't care... You're so happy that your body's back, you'll wear a garbage bag."
For our full interview with Bethenny Frankel on motherhood and more, pick up this week's issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now.