Hayden Panettiere is opening up for the first time since giving birth to her daughter Kaya Evdokia on December 9.
“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,” the 25-year-old Nashville actress told People about her recovery. “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.”