Audra McDonald’s funny birth story is proof that parenting duties never truly stop.
The Broadway icon and “Beauty and the Beast” actress shared with People what it was like giving birth for the second time. In October, her daughter Zoe Madeline Donovan, who turned 16 on Valentine’s Day, was in the room as her mom gave birth to daughter Sally James McDonald-Swenson.
“While I was giving birth to Sally James, Zoe wasn’t planning on being in the hospital room, but she got too curious so she came in,” McDonald said.
In true parenting fashion, McDonald was caught up in making sure Zoe was comfortable ― even at the exact moment she was giving birth.
“I was so worried about her being overwhelmed that literally, as I was pushing out Sally, I was looking over at Zoe saying, ‘Are you OK? Is there anything you need from me, are you OK?’” she told People. “And Zoe kept saying, ‘Mom, would you just concentrate on having the baby!’ But I was literally trying to give birth and parent at the same time.”
Since that day, McDonald has been keeping it real on Twitter about what it’s like having a baby in the household again.
Funny stories and tweets aside, McDonald clearly has a lot of love for her daughters.
“If you want to make me melt, just put my two daughters together, and I’m a puddle,” she told People.
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