Reese Witherspoon on Losing the Baby Weight: “I’m Crawling Back”

She’s been dazzling us on the red carpet recently with her post-baby body – but according to Reese Witherspoon, appearances can be deceiving! The actress admitted recently that the weight isn’t exactly coming off easy.

“I don’t know if I’m bouncing back,” the “Sweet Home Alabama” actress joked. “I’m slowly crawling back.”

“All of your joints feel wobbly,” she said of the first weeks after giving birth. “And your head is sort of confused.”

Of course, Witherspoon welcomed son Tennessee James, her first child with husband Jim Toth, in late September. She also has kids Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.

The new mom recently accepted the Grace Kelly Award, which recognizes role-model celebrity parents who exemplify the March of Dimes’ commitment to healthy babies and families. While accepting her award, Witherspoon couldn’t resist gushing about her “perfect baby,” telling the audience: “Somehow heaven has opened up and delivered us an angel.”

Witherspoon is so in love with her new baby she’s even had his face printed on her iPhone case, a pillow, and a bag. Sounds like she can’t get enough of him!

Witherspoon also admitted she’s still dealing with a bit of “baby brain.” She joked she’d been so out of it recently that she forgot what a refrigerator was called!

While Hollywood moms know all too well the pressure to lose the baby weight as soon as possible, Witherspoon isn’t stressing about it. “You just have to be gentle and patient with yourself,” she explained. “And slowly get back to your health.”

These days, the blond beauty is focusing more on spending time with her new son and the rest of her family. But then it’s back to work – she has a busy schedule coming up, with three movies going into pre-production early next year.

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