I have updated the gallery with Kristin’s recent appearances and candids. Last week Kristin attended a signing at Nordstrom, was spotted shopping in Los Angeles, and attended the Life & Style Weekly’s 10 Year Anniversary Party, and Tracy Paul & Company Celebrates Fashion’s Best-Kept Secret TORRID With Actress Rumer Willis. Enjoy!
Three months after giving birth to a second son with husband Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears, fashion figure Kristin Cavallari is back in the game and busier than ever.
Talk about a working mom: From cohosting E’s style-savvy show The Fabulist to designing a popular shoe line for Chinese Laundry—all while raising sons Camden and Jaxon and cheering on hubby Jay Cutler as he leads the Chicago Bears into a new season—Cavallari gives new meaning to the term. In an exclusive interview for Michigan Avenue with All-Pro Bears guard (and Cutler pal) Kyle Long, the fashionista shares what she loves about Chicago, how Jay stacks up as a father, and why motherhood is even better the second time around.
Kyle Long: Hi Kristin. How’s Jaxon doing? And how did you come up with the name?
Kristin Cavallari: He’s doing great. He just started smiling about a week ago, which is the best feeling in the world. He is a good little baby. He’s a happy baby, except that he’s not a great napper, so I’m working on trying to get him to take better naps right now. He’s sleeping well at night, which is all I can really ask for. I saw [the name Jaxon] in a magazine when I was pregnant with Camden, but we had already picked out his name, so we just held onto it. We decided if we had another boy, that’s what we would name him.
KL: I love those names, Jaxon and Camden.
KL: I’ve gotten to hang out with Camden a little bit, and I’ve seen Jaxon being rocked away to sleep. How do their personalities differ?
KC: It’s a little soon to tell because Jaxon’s so young. Jax loves to be held—obviously, he’s a baby—but Camden was the same way. They’re both—when Camden was his age—just really smiley, happy babies. Camden is incredibly sweet and sensitive, but we don’t know how Jax is going to be yet. We’ll see.
KL: I asked my mom, because she has three boys, how different it was the second and third time around. This is number two for you. How has this experience been the second time?
KC: Well, it’s a lot easier in the sense that you know what to do and expect, so you have a lot more confidence. But you have zero time to yourself now. Camden takes a nap at one o’clock, so when Camden’s going down, Jax is just waking up to eat and play, so there’s literally no time. But it’s amazing and really sweet seeing Camden love being a big brother. Plus, you’re definitely more relaxed with the second one because you’re not stressed out by questioning everything that you’re doing.
KL: It’s been documented that you want a large family. What is it about big families that appeals to you?
KC: [Laughs] I think I said that before I had any kids… but no, it’s great. Before we had children, Jay and I both wanted four, and now we’re thinking three, but we’re just going to have to see how it goes. Right now the last thing on my mind is having another baby, but it is a ton of fun. We love having kids; Camden is going to be two in August, and it’s such a fun age. He’s just starting to talk, and he makes us laugh every single day. So I do think we’ll end up having another one, but then we’re done. It’s a lot of work, and being pregnant for a full nine months isn’t the best thing in the world.
KL: I can imagine it’d be tough. What are some things that make you laugh about Camden when he’s walking around?
KC: He’s just hilarious. Like I said, he’s starting to talk, and some of the things he says are just so funny. Once he can say a word, that’s all he says. Right now he’s saying “up” all the time, so everything is up. He wants to go up, up, up. And he loves bugs—he’s obsessed with ladybugs, and Jay got him into worms. He and Jay will find worms outside, and he loves to bring them back into the house, which drives me crazy. But he’s hilarious. We’re trying to potty train him right now and it’s not going too well, so Jay has him peeing outside. He goes and pees in the bushes.
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his wife, Kristin Cavallari, welcomed their second child Wednesday, according to a Tweet and Instagram photo sent out by Cavallari.
Cavallari reported the birth date as May 7 and announced the name of her second son: Jaxon Wyatt Cutler, who checks in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces.
The couple’s first child, Camden, was born in August of 2012.
Jay Cutler just isn’t a fan of company between the sheets.
While the Chicago Bears quarterback has no problem performing in front of thousands on the field, when it comes to getting intimate with his wife, Kristin Cavallari, Cutler prefers to do it without an audience — including the couple’s baby on the way.
“Sex is funny when you’re pregnant. Guys get weird about it,” Cavallari tells Fit Pregnancy‘s April/May issue.
“I’m like, ‘Oh Jay, the baby’s kicking!’ And he’s like, not wanting to know about it.”
The mom-to-be, who’s expecting their second son in May, adds that it’s “important for women to realize — if your guy is a little weirded out but isn’t good at expressing that, it can be isolating.”
Communication is key, but Cavallari says sexy underthings can’t hurt either. “Lingerie always helps too,” she jokes.
But the fashion designer insists keeping the spark alive isn’t just centered around sex. “It’s important to make time for the relationship. Lighting a candle and taking a bath together is great — it doesn’t even have to be in a sexual way, just getting in the bath and talking,” she says.
“Jay and I have date nights too, going out for dinner. It’s not as often as we’d like, but we do our best. Just putting a cute outfit on is a thrill for me.”
Cavallari, 27, and Cutler, 30, are already parents to 19-month-old son Camden Jack, and the former reality star is thrilled to be raising a family in her younger years.
“It’s cute to see Jay as such a great dad! We’re excited to do this while we’re young,” she explains. “Then when the kids go to college, we can travel and do whatever we want.”
For now, Cavallari is concentrating on the upcoming birth, which she plans on being better prepared for after a few mishaps during her first visit to the maternity ward.
“With Camden I got to the hospital when I was four-and-a-half centimeters dilated — I thought I was dying. We were living in the city, two seconds from the hospital, and now we’re an hour away. So I know the second I feel contractions, we’re going!” she says.
As for her stash of snacks she plans to bring along? After her attempt to keep up her healthy habits during her previous hospital stay, the expectant mom jokes she won’t make the same mistake twice.
“The first time, I brought kale chips with me, which is the last thing you want when you just had a baby. We ended up getting steaks,” Cavallari recalls. “I need better snacks this time. What was I thinking? Bring on the fat, please!”
And while she’s nervous about parenting two under two, Cavallari relishes in her role — and is enjoying the easy aspects of motherhood while she still can.
“My husband tells me I was born to have babies because it comes so naturally to me,” she shares. “I think I’m a good mom in the sense that I’m loving and nurturing, but I also set boundaries.”
She adds, “The hard parenting comes later when we deal with real-life issues. Banging on pots and pans is going to be the least of our worries.”
The mom-of-two speaks from experience, after starring in the teenage drama, Laguna Beach. But, despite shooting to stardom after the show, a second round of reality TV just isn’t in the cards for Cavallari.
“We get reality show offers all the time and we’re like, ‘No,’ ” she says. “Family is so sacred, why mess with that?”
On (March 18) Kristin appeared on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to promote The Fabulist and answer questions from fans. I’ve added 27 high quality photos to the gallery. And don’t forget to check out the beginning of the segment above and then head over to BravoTV.Com to continue watching!