9 Best Quotes About Motherhood by New, A-List Moms

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 3:15 PM PST, December 16, 2014
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There was a baby boom in Hollywood this year, and those babies' mothers had a lot to say. ETonline breaks down the greatest new mother quotes of 2014!

1. Eva Mendes on vomit and the struggles of being a baby:

"I've learned that it's way harder to be a baby. Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven't thrown up since the '90s and she's thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it's like to be a baby." – The Violet Files 

Mendes welcomed baby Esmerelda with Ryan Gosling on Sept. 12.

2. Olivia Wilde on the selflessness of motherhood:

"The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority. The gift of motherhood is the selflessness that it introduces you to, and I think that's really freeing... I think it allows you to put yourself in other people's shoes...the empathy that it slugs you with, being a mother. And I think it makes you a better storyteller." – E!

Wilde welcomed son Otis with her fiance Jason Sudeikis on April 23.

3. Kerry Washington on how her she-roes will help her be a better mother: 

"I have really amazing role models and she-roes who have found ways to balance work and home life, and so I am just looking to them and trying to live in the amazing abundance of blessings that I have in my life right now." – Associated Press

Washington welcomed baby girl Isabelle Amarachi with husband Nnamdi Asomugha on April 21.

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4. Emily Blunt on not knowing what to expect:

"You don't know what to expect because it's just completely, existentially out of anything that you've ever experienced before, and it's quite indescribable. It's heaven." – People

Blunt welcomed baby Hazel with husband John Krasinski on February 16.

5. Ginnifer Goodwin on the lack of sleep:

“He also has not slept since mid-May. I’m always telling him, 'You can sleep,’ but he won’t, he always helps. He’s my knight in shining armor." – Us Weekly

Goodwin welcomed baby Oliver with her Once Upon a Time costar Josh Dallas on May 29.

6. Mila Kunis on passing the buck to dad:

Craig Ferguson: "Girls are easy – until they are teenagers." Kunis: "That’s not my problem. That's daddy's problem!" –The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Kunis welcomed baby Wyatt with Ashton Kutcher on Sept. 30.

7. Scarlett Johansson on the magic of being a mother:

“It's wonderful. It's very, very magical — and exhausting. The love is just unbelievable. It's very overwhelming." – Barbara Walter's Most Fascinating People of 2014

Johansson and Romain Dauriac welcomed Rose to the world on Sept. 4.

8. Gwen Stefani on the chaos:

"Everybody knows that 4-8 at night is like chaos. It's like the crazy time in our house. The other day we were driving home and I was thinking, 'Ok Motel 6. If I can just find one and go there and disappear – disappear from my life.' But no, they're incredible." – The Ellen Show

Stefani welcomed third son Apollo with husband Gavin Rossdale on Feb. 28.

9. Alyssa Milano on breastfeeding:

"Wait! I don't get it. No disrespect to Kim but... people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?" – Twitter

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Alyssa Milano and David Bugliari welcomed Elizabella on Sept. 4.

Congrats to all of the celebrity moms and dads who had a baby this year! Check out the most amazing celebrity pregnancy styles in the video below.

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