Marika: During my second pregnancy, I realized how a teddy bear feels
Marika is the pseudonym of Maria Kravtsova, TV presenter, designer of clothes, the former Russian top model. Now Marika lives mostly in Los Angeles with her husband, businessman Sergei, and son Akim and expects the birth of a second child.
TV presenter Marika shared her maternal experience and impressions about the American style of raising children.
In 2014, you gave birth to the first child, and now, in 2016, again preparing to become a mother. Did you want the weather?
Between 2014 and 2016, after all, two years. I think the difficulty with the weather is that the first child has not yet reached that level of speech interactive so that it can be agreed with. Akim already perfectly formulates thoughts, and therefore is perceived more mature than he is.
In addition, it has a balanced character. Therefore, we do not expect any special troubles from the two-year difference between the children.
How did the first pregnancy and the second?
Physiologically – in different ways. In the first sickness was more, but the second I realized how vigorous the teddy bear feels: all the time you want to cozy somewhere cozy, and better – lie down.
You called yourself an owl. When the son was born, it was difficult to turn into a lark involuntarily?
Really useful thing, and for a couple of years of its existence, I received an impressive amount of knowledge in the field of dietetics. All the discoveries are checked by myself, trying on everyday life.
Besides that, I would be just happy to return to TV if an interesting proposal is available!
Who helps you in caring for a baby?
We have a big family: my mother is almost always with me, my mother's husband spends a lot of time with us, my dad and his wife often arrive. They are all wise, cheerful and energetic people, sincerely loving Akim.
In general, I was lucky!
How did you celebrate the first birthday of Akim?
It was a nice holiday in the usual Moscow children's club. With a small presentation, fluffy animals, soap bubbles and a beautiful cake. Children of different ages were delighted.
I do not think it's necessary to widely celebrate this date, but if it is possible to arrange a memorable holiday for friends, then why not? Akim received many gifts, but at that moment it was most interesting for him to pack: he could play with paper bags and boxes for hours.