Just a few weeks before welcoming her second daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal opened up to USA Today about the things weighing on her mind.

Maggie gave birth to Gloria Ray three weeks ago, but shared her worry in the weeks leading up to the arrival of baby #2. “I’m curious to see how much I remember about nursing and changing diapers. About all of it. I have no idea how to do it with two. Having children is the most humbling thing you can do.”

Maggie and Peter wondered how they would juggle life with two kids. “Peter was joking with me the other day. He said, ‘How are either of us ever going to work, ever?’ We’ve figured out pretty well how to do it with one. At first we would take [Ramona] with us. Now she’s in kindergarten and it’s important that she’s settled. I wouldn’t take her out for any old thing.”

Their determination to be great parents means they won’t be working together anytime soon. “Artistically we’re a good combination. I love acting with him. My experience acting with him is on stage, and I love it, but I don’t know how we’ll do that for a long time. It means neither of us is home to put the kids to bed.”


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