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It seems like it has been years since we last heard from Jennifer Lawrence, and it has, but ahead of the premiere of her film Causeway, the actress is finally telling us all about her new life as part of a sweet family of three.

In a new interview, the Hunger Games star spoke of her marriage, revealed the gender of her first child, and admitted her biggest fears, now that she’s a mother.

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For starters, she confirmed that she is the proud mom to a son, named Cy, whom she welcomed in February with art gallerist husband Cooke Maroney. They named their baby boy after one of Maroney’s favorite artists, the postwar American painter Cy Twombly.

“It’s so scary to talk about motherhood. Only because it’s so different for everybody. If I say, It was amazing from the start, some people will think, It wasn’t amazing for me at first, and feel bad,” she said. “Fortunately I have so many girlfriends who were honest. Who were like, It’s scary. You might not connect right away. You might not fall in love right away. So I felt so prepared to be forgiving.”

She recalled that before she gave birth, she was taking a walk with a close friend and joked that she didn’t know if she’d love her baby more that she loved her cat. “Maybe I’ll love him as much as my cat?” she remembered saying.

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Of course, as soon as she saw Cy, her entire world changed.

“The morning after I gave birth, I felt like my whole life had started over. Like, Now is day one of my life. I just stared. I was just so in love,” Lawrence said. “I also fell in love with all babies everywhere. Newborns are just so amazing. They’re these pink, swollen, fragile little survivors. Now I love all babies. Now I hear a baby crying in a restaurant and I’m like, Awwww, preciousssss.”

The actress also recalled the moment she gave birth, saying that she had a list of inspirational quotes she wanted her husband to say to her, but when the time came, it all went out the window.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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