The 25-year-old actress opened up about how she’s feeling during her recovery, how Kaya has acted since being born, and what it is like to be a mother for the first time.
“I’m limping around. I’m still trying to figure out what [pregnancy] has done to my body, how it’s changed it. What’s temporary and what’s permanent,” Hayden told People. “I feel like an 80-year-old woman trying to go down the stairs, you know, please tell me this is temporary. But I know some things will never be the same again.”
“She’s really so sweet,” Hayden added. “I’m sure that’s the way it’s meant to be, because when they are putting you through the ringer you’re like, ‘You are so lucky you’re cute!’”
“Such a surreal experience and so out of body,” Hayden said of being a new mother “You’re suddenly looking at this little thing like, ‘Oh, that was you in my belly this whole time.’ [We’re] just getting to know her.”