E! News: Congratulations! How did labor go?
Madlyn Ballatori: I was initially planning for a totally natural birth but we found out at 36 weeks I needed to have a C-section because she was breech. They told me she was gonna be nine pounds so that was terrifying. But it couldn’t have gone more smooth. I had an amazing team of doctors and it took only took about 20 minutes so no complaints.
E!: Was there anything about pregnancy that surprised you?
MB: I didn’t know how much I was gonna love it. I really loved every minute of being pregnant. I mean, the last couple of weeks, of course got hard and I was so eager to meet my baby, but I felt like a champ. It gave me a whole new sense of confidence and love for myself and for Colby. It just totally grew me as an individual and us as a couple.
E!: What was it like holding her for the first time?
Colby Kissinger: Oh, my goodness. Just a rush. Something that you can’t really describe the feeling of just a new life coming into the world, especially when it’s your own. It’s just so special and a moment I’ll never forget.