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Mariah Carey Q & A with UK’s OK! Magazine

  

Mariah talks to UK’s OK! Magazine (issue date: June 14, 2011 – current issue) about her newborn twins Moroccan and Monroe:

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IT’LL BE GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND KEEPING THEM GROUNDED
Following the birth of her twins, Mariah Carey talks parenthood, hubby Nick and that nude photo-shoot…

Proud parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have finally settled in at home with their beautiful twin babies Moroccan and Monroe after a dramatic few weeks following the birth of their first children together. The singer had to spend an extra two weeks in hospital after delivering the twins, who both weighed in at just under 6lb. So when she emerged in a black Rolls-Royce with her husband when they drove their bundles of joy home from the hospital for the first time, Mariah understandably had a look of relief on her face. ‘I’m feeling so blessed,’ she Tweeted after returning to her pad. ‘I just finished singing to the babies (softly!).’

Here, Mariah opens up in her own words about becoming a mother, Nick’s reaction to fatherhood and how she felt about her nude pregnancy photo-shoot…

I could not do the having a child thing half-heartedly…
I couldn’t just be like: ‘I’m having a child, yay, let me get a nanny so I can give her the baby – take the kid.’ That doesn’t work for me. I don’t believe in that.

Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world…
I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us. It’s going to be a delicate balance between raising them around glitz and glamour and keeping them grounded. One thing I’m sure of is that I’ll be grateful for the twins every day, no matter what.

I felt very vulnerable about taking the nude pregnancy pictures…
But then I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to document a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My ultimate goal was to share that incredibly personal moment with my true fans.

Before now I’d never ever been to a baby shower…
My baby shower was my first one – it was so festive! Nick and I were so grateful to everyone who came to celebrate with us.

Nick is so excited to be a father…
He already has this natural talent with children – they take to him right away. He’s so nurturing, loving and fun. He definitely will be a hands-on dad.

It was so much fun designing the twins’ room…
I had such specific ideas I wanted implemented. I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cosy environment for the babies. Everything matches, but pieces are individualised to celebrate the twins as separate entities. I wanted to do more than cookie-cutter styles in blue and pink.

We need to have Mother’s Day once a week…
It’s hard to have kids in this world. I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who’ve had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples.

You’ve gotta take care of yourself…
You have to try and stay pretty, you know. My life is bizarrely healthy in some ways. I have to be overly aware of people holding the microphones. Singer turned into that know that if someone touches your microphone you have to sterilise it.

This is one of the few times in my career that I’ve actually taken it easy…
Well, sort of. I am looking forward to spending quality time with the babies and Nick, and that’s our plan.

I’ve been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy…
It’s been a long journey and it’s been tough. But this is a whole new beginning and I’m beyond excited about it.

Source: OK! Magazine | Text: MariahCarey.Com | HQ Pics: Mariah Connection UK

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