It’s been over a week since George Clooney and Amal Clooney welcomed the birth of their twins on June 6. A source recently revealed how things have been doing for the couple as they take on mommy and daddy duties.
Amal Clooney gave birth to Alexander and Ella Clooney in London’s luxurious Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. The family of four stayed at the hospital for “a little over three days” before heading to their home in England.
Prior to the babies’ birth, the couple spent the third trimester of Amal’s pregnancy in their $12 million-worth 17th century mansion in the countryside of London. Amal and George spent some time together renovating their home and personally picking out items for the twins.
“They’re elated. I don’t think you’ve ever seen a happier pair,” the source told E! News, adding that there’s a positive energy all throughout the Clooney household. Everyone around them, including their staff, is in great spirits as well.
Caring for twins is no easy feat, but Amal and George are holding their own and taking on parenting like pros.
“You’d think that twins would be overwhelming for anyone but they seem to have taken to this like ducks to water, all in their stride,” the source added. Both Amal and George are said to be very “attentive, warm, and loving parents.” From the first day of Amal’s pregnancy up to the childbirth, George would reportedly fuss about making sure the nursery was perfect and their home secure.
Keeping away the photographers have been a real challenge for the Clooneys, especially with the entire world itching to get a glimpse of the twins. But the locals in the community have been very supportive of the celebrity couple, and it is said that they even shoo away photographers or visitors they don’t recognize to give Amal and George their privacy.
The couple also hired a night nurse who, for eight weeks, would help set up the twins’ sleeping schedule. A previous report revealed that the Clooneys have chosen to enlist Rachel Waddilove, a baby sleep expert, whose clientele includes Gwyneth Paltrow and Zara Tindall. Sources also said that the couple will not be hiring any nannies to care for the babies.
George Clooney and Amal Clooney are said to be very hands-on parents. Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Nick Clooney, George’s father, revealed that his son will be “hands on entirely” and that “he will do it with humor and with joy.”
To adjust to their new life as parents, Amal Clooney is going to make some changes to her usual work routine. The accomplished human rights lawyer will return to work around six months after the babies’ birth. There will be less traveling for Amal and she will be spending most of her time in her office at home.
In a previous interview, George jokingly made reference to his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the television series ER. “I played a pediatrician on ER, so I know how to work on child extras,” the 56-year-old actor quipped. “If there are any accidents, I’m there. I’m the guy”
Baria Alamuddin, Amal’s mother, previously shared that the couple are naturals at parenting, so much so that it looks like they’ve been mother and father for years.
Amal and George’s parents are most certain that they will be great parents to Ella and Alexander.
Meanwhile, Nick Clooney told People the romantic story of how Amal and George first met. He said he and his wife Nina Warren were there to witness George and Amal’s first meeting.
“[Amal] introduced herself to us and we talked. She was obviously very charming, gorgeous and so clearly accomplished,” Nick recalled. “But by the time we had supper that night, it was clear there was a kindness to her and an inclusiveness.”
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