Kristin Davis: ‘Motherhood is Terrifying’

Thursday, March 8, 2012

KRISTIN Davis has been gushing about motherhood.

Speaking to Anderson Cooper on an episode of his show Thursday, the actress admitted she was petrified when she held daughter Gemma Rose in her arms for the first time.

“It is terrifying, partly because with adoption you always know there’s the chance that it won’t work. So you’re on pins and needles,” she said.

“They tell you that when [your child] first comes, you should think of it as babysitting in case the birth mom changes her mind.

“Every state is different, but in [California] it’s 48 hours. So you’re trying to think that you’re a babysitter but that’s kind of impossible!”

Kristin, 47, adopted the tot last summer, but admits the process wasn’t easy.

“I had always thought in the back of my head that I would adopt — that it was a possibility,” Davis says. “So I started the process … but it’s quite confusing. There are all these different rules and if you’re single it’s harder.

“When I first got her I would sleep with her on my chest, because when you adopt you’re very concerned about bonding.

“You’re not supposed to have comforters or anything around, obviously, because they could suffocate.

“So every night I would have these nightmares that she’s under the comforter. I still — seven months later — have that. I’ll wake up and be like, ‘Where’s Gemma? Where’s Gemma?’ … and she’s in her crib, safe and sound.”