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Unlike other celebs who give you a press releases (*whipers* Alicia Keys) that will have you believe motherhood is utopian and magical, Tia Mowry talks about the reality of being a first time mother, both the good and bad with BET.com. There’s something hauntingly genuine about Tia and Tamera Mowry, and we just can’t get enough of them:

How’s motherhood—is it what you expected?

It’s a lot more emotional than I expected. I knew it would be emotional but didn’t know it would be this emotional. People always say you never know love until you have your own child and all of that is true.  I’m so obsessed and involved with my son. I didn’t know I’d be this exhausted. I’m so sleep deprived.  When I talk to other mothers about it they’re like, “Oh yeah, honey, and it doesn’t change. Your body just gets used to it.” {Black Celeb Kids}

Tia even talks about Corey Hardict being a hands father, the stress of filming The Game while pregnant, and how she and Tamera are totally different when it comes to their personalities…

Is Cory a hands-on dad?

He’s changing diapers, he’s feeding, bathing, all of it. At night I pump bottles so he can do feedings.

Who does Cree take after so far?

Cory says that when he’s upset he makes the same face I make when I’m upset. He pouts his lips.  He’s very calm and I think he gets that from his father.

Will you bring him to work at The Game?

I go back in September and he’s definitely coming with me. I’m excited but very nervous about how I’m going to balance things out because right now I get no sleep and I’m gonna have to memorize lines.  Lack of sleep and studying don’t go hand in hand for me.

Was it stressful to work on The Game and Tia & Tamera while pregnant?

Very. My mom and my aunties were shocked that I worked all the way up to when I went into labor. I went through a lot with this pregnancy. The baby was breech at one point, and I had a really bad case of nausea that landed me in the hospital.

You and Tamera are twins but have opposite personalities in some ways, as we see in the docu-series when you argue over wedding planning duties.

I’m definitely more aggressive, more organized. My house is completely organized from my closets to my drawers. I’m not as spontaneous as Tamera is. I’m very structured. I like planning things out. I get frustrated when they don’t go according to plan.

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