Singer Jennifer Hudson‘s son David Daniel Otunga Jr. has only been here for a little under 2 months now, but the former American Idol hopeful tells People.com that the little guy already has an ear for music! She also said that the experience of her becoming a mom is “just amazing.”
“He’s the cutest thing in the world!” she told People.com. “There are no words for it. He’s the best. It’s just amazing – us discovering each other, me becoming a mom. He seems like he’s very interested in music already. The other night he was having a fit screaming, and someone turns on the music and he just stops and calms down. And I was exactly the same way as a baby,” said Hudson, who played “Let It Be Me,” her collaboration with Rod Stewart, to calm her son. “Sometimes when he cries, I try to harmonize!”
J-Hud will also host ABC’s holiday music special, “Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” The one-hour special will follow Jennifer around as she relives her childhood Christmases with musical performances shot on location at the small neighborhood church where she brought the congregation to its feet week after week; the music academy where she studied; and other Chicago sites.”
It seems like this year is turning into a special one for Jennifer and her family. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person!
Continue reading for more of Jennifer’s interview with People, where they go more in depth about the pregnancy and the actual delivery of the baby.
How hard was it keeping your pregnancy under wraps?
“David and I were the only people who knew for a long time. I would forget I was pregnant, it was so easy. I didn’t have any morning sickness, no cravings either. I just thought, ‘Oh, well, we’ll wait until it’ll tell on itself.’ I didn’t show until I was seven months so that made it easy right there.”
Your son was delivered via C-section, what was your recovery like?
“Everybody told me how much it was going to hurt afterwards but I think I have a different tolerance for pain than others. By that night after I had the baby, I’m like, ‘Look, I can’t sit in this bed anymore. I’ve got to get up!’ I’ve been up and about since he was born. To me, the pain is no different than when you work out a muscle you’ve never worked out before and it’s sore.”
Has his personality emerged yet?
“He has a lot of personality, like David. He’s always been a good sleeper. His favorite time to smile now is diaper changes. Or when he spits up on you – he just cracks up like he thinks it’s the funniest thing. And his bottle is his pacifier. With a pacifier, it’s like he knows, ‘Ain’t nothing come out of here. No, I don’t want that. Where’s the real deal?’ His best friend is that bottle; that’s all he wants.”
Would you be supportive if he wants to pursue a career in entertainment?
“We’ll definitely encourage education. His father is an education fanatic so we definitely want him to get an education and go to school. My mom always said, ‘Whatever you want to do, I’ll support you as long as you’re happy.’ So I will do the same.”
For more pictures of the family and the rest of the interview, make sure you pick up next week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands October 15th!