Blake Lively’s First Post-Baby Interview: ‘This is the Happiest Time of My Life’

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New mom Blake Lively has so much baby joy! Earlier this week, the news broke that the actress gave birth to a baby girl with Ryan Reynolds sometime over the holidays, and yesterday their baby girl’s name was revealed.

Now, as People’s cover girl, she’s speaking out about her first week of motherhood, and family.

On being a new mother, Blake told People exclusively, “I don’t feel like it’s a massive change” and that she has “always felt like a mama”. 

“This is the happiest time in my life, and I could say that every day,” she says. “I often feel like, ‘I can’t believe I’m experiencing this.'”

Reportedly, Blake and Ryan welcomed their baby girl in December and named her Violet.

Blake also told People, “I do want to just enjoy this moment. But I also feel like my first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year. I’m looking forward to how one baby influences the other, and to my family as a whole, to every single chapter.”

The 27-year-old is also the founder of Preserve, a lifestlye site and blog that was launched in July 2014, and covering a range of topics like fashion, food, beauty and philanthropy. Forbes also just named her one of their “30 under 30″ (a list of the most influential Millennial’s).

On expanding her brand, she said, “So much of the inspiration came from my mom and my dad and my siblings. All the things I feel like I’m good at are thanks to my family, and they’re things we’re now embracing at Preserve: cooking, decorating, artistry. Family is at the heart of everything I do.”

The new mom and actress is next starring in the period drama The Age of Adalinewhich comes out April 24, 2015. But for now, Blake is already back at work, showing some of her latest painting creations on her Instagram: