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Zooey Deschanel opens up about life as a mom of two

Zooey Deschanel has entered a new phase of her life – motherhood – and the 37-year-old New Girl star says she’s never been happier.

Stepping out for the Baby2Baby Baby Carnival Presented By Huggies in LA on Monday, the stunning star revealed her whole life had changed since becoming a mom to daughter Elsie Otter, two, and son Charlie Wolf, four months. 

‘Nothing can really prepare you for it because you never again have a day where you don’t think of your kids first,’ she confessed to Us Weekly.

Loving life: Zooey Deschanel has entered a new phase of her life – motherhood – and the 37-year-old New Girl star says she’s never been happier

‘At least for me, that’s what I think of first thing. Like, “How are the kids doing? What do they need?” That’s my first thought when I wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. I’m always thinking of them.’  

Continuing, Zooey admitted having kids has made her a lot less ‘selfish’.

‘I’ve changed completely. You don’t realize what a sort of selfish existence you live in until you have kids,’ she said.

Always on her mind... 'Nothing can really prepare you for it because you never again have a day where you don't think of your kids first,' she confessed

Always on her mind… ‘Nothing can really prepare you for it because you never again have a day where you don’t think of your kids first,’ she confessed

And although Charlie may be just a few months old, Zooey hasn’t ruled out adding to her brood in the near future.  

When pressed on the subject, the 500 Days Of Summer star remained coy. 

‘I don’t know yet. We’ll see,’ she added when asked about having a third.  

Growing family: The doting mom has two kids with her husband of two years, film producer Jacob Pechenik - daughter Elsie Otter, two, and son Charlie Wolf, four months

Growing family: The doting mom has two kids with her husband of two years, film producer Jacob Pechenik – daughter Elsie Otter, two, and son Charlie Wolf, four months

It’s a change from back in 2012, when Zooey told Marie Claire she was content with not becoming a mom.

‘That’s never been my focus,’ she said at the time. 

‘I like kids, and I like being around kids – but it was never an ambition… I like working. That’s what I like doing. I like to work.’

Piece of cake... Following the birth of her New Girl co-star Hannah Simone's baby with husband Jesse Giddings last month, Zooey said she's been showing the first-time mom the ropes

Piece of cake… Following the birth of her New Girl co-star Hannah Simone’s baby with husband Jesse Giddings last month, Zooey said she’s been showing the first-time mom the ropes

And following the birth of her New Girl co-star Hannah Simone’s baby with husband Jesse Giddings last month, Zooey said she’s been showing the first-time mom the ropes.

‘[Hannah] came over when Charlie was born and I quickly was like, “Here is a bunch of information that nobody tells you!”‘ she added to Us.

‘I showed her how to change the baby and hold the baby. Nothing like practicing on a real newborn, right?’  

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