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Baby Sadie's great and Brian loves his role as dad, says new mum Amy

Anne-Marie Walsh

Published 11/04/2013 | 05:00

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman

NEW mum Amy Huberman has revealed that she and husband Brian O'Driscoll cannot believe how mad they are about their eight-and-a-half-week-old daughter, even though she "doesn't do much yet".

In her first interview since Sadie's arrival, the actress said she did not know what motherhood would be like, but found the cliches about falling in love with the baby were true.

"She's great. She's brilliant," she said. Amy and Brian were thrilled when Sadie slept for six hours, but the next night, when it did not go so well, they felt like fools for thinking it was easy.

Brian, she said, is loving his new role as a dad and is great with Sadie, including changing her nappies. He takes over from Amy when he comes in after rugby and tells her to "head off".

The actress put down her svelte shape at Brian's testimonial dinner in London just five weeks after the birth as a "bit of clever dressing". She admitted her body is not the same as before the pregnancy.

The actress said she worried that she would annoy the former Ireland captain when she unexpectedly went into labour as he prepared for the Six Nations match against England in February.

Looking cool in a purple hat and her favourite black scarf at the screening of 'Wilde Salome' in February this year.
Looking cool in a purple hat and her favourite black scarf at the screening of 'Wilde Salome' in February this year.
The actress showed off her tan in this flirty purple dress, with gold heels at the premiere of 'Strength and Honour' in 2007.
Pregnancy isn't going to stop this style star from experimenting. Amy relies on a pair of skintight leather trousers and black top with an embellished Peter Pan collar for a book signing at Easons, Dundrum.
Amy looks polished and sophisticated in this grown-up gown by Irish couturier Synon O'Mahony at the IFTA Awards 2008.
Amy is always on-trend and while you couldn't say that she has a fashion formula per se, she is clearly aware that short hemlines are a very good look for her, as she has killer legs. Here she is in an ivory Joanne Hynes dress at the IFTAs in 2009.
Amy wore this intricately beaded dress from Jovani to launch her first novel, 'Hello Heartbreak' in July 2009.
Here, at the launch of 'Buy A Bandana Campaign' in aid of Barretstown children's charity in 2009, she gives her floral skirt some edge with a leather biker jacket and black ankleboots.
Emerald green is not always the easiest colour to wear but the actress looks stunning in this floor length dress from London label Belle Bunty.
Proving that you don't need to go formal for red carpet events, Amy looks great in a lime green and grey stripe dress for the 'Get Him To the Greek' premiere in summer 2010.
As a judge on Ladies Day at the 2010 Dublin Horse Show, Amy herself was suitably well dressed. The sleeveless cream dress with black bib detail is from Ted Baker while the hat is by Kerry designer, Matt Doody.
Amy dresses up jeans and an All Saints leather jacket with an animal print scarf, statement handbag and bright lippy at a book launch in 2010.
The actress attends the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards in 2010 in a timeless strapless black dress that's given a twist with an embellished side panel.
While this looks like a one piece, it's actually a boned silk corset with a skirt from one of her favourite designers, Matt Doody, who is based in the Powerscourt Centre in Dublin. It was a good choice for the 2011 IFTAs, where Amy was awarded Best Actress.
Looking pretty and understated in a print dress at the Irish premiere of 'The Rite' in February, 2011.
Keeping toasty at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in 2011 in an Urban Outfitter's parka, skinnies and fur-lined boots.
Amy opted for this unusual dress by Irish knitwear designer Tim Ryan for the premiere of her film 'Rewind' in March 2011.
Looking very on-trend last year as she grabs a cup of coffe in a grey tee-shirt dress, oversized black scarf, black leggings and grey boots.
Looking fabulous as she arrives for Barack Obama's College Green address last year in an A/wear dress and grey blazer.
Even a massive brolly doesn't detract from her stylish combination of blazer, skinnies and boots.
Looking very soignee and chick in a black dress with bell shaped skirt and matching shows in 2011.
When Amy wore this dress from The Kooples to the premiere of her comedy, 'Threesome', there was practically a stampede of women to Brown Thomas, looking to buy the same.
The colour pop of bright pink looks great here as she launches the 10th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February of this year. The boots were bought in New York on a visit there with Brian.
The actress often champions young Irish designer and her choice of dress for the 2012 IFTAs was by Dawn Fitzgerald who has a shop in the Powerscourt Town Centre.
The actress wowed in a 'Great Gatsby'-esque Tim Ryan dress at a pre-Oscar party in LA earlier this year.
Bumpwatch begins! The mum-to-be rocks an LBD, Penneys shoes and Alexis Bittar jewellery, for an appearance on the Late Late Show in November 2012.
The actress opts for dramatic makeup and a tight ponytail at the launch of her latest book, I Wished For You, at the newly opened Damson Diner. Simple, yet chic: classic Amy.
For a chat on Newstalk's Tom Dunne show, Amy wears her favourite pair of pregancy pants - leather, a military style jacket and black boots.
The Range Rover brand ambassador shows off her growing bump in a fitted black top to reveal her new baby blue Evoque.
Huberman sports her essential green parka and a pair of her own shoe boots from Bourbon Footwear
At this years IFTAs, a heavily pregnant Amy wore a classically elegant black gown (pictured with her mother Sandra)
Amy goes for nautical chic in a boat neck striped top, navy shorts and white wedges during the summer
Amy Huberman
For her latest Late Late Show appearance, she wears a silk dress by Irish designer Emma Manley and a pair of heels by Bourbon

Contractions

She said the newborn could have been "a red-carpet baby" as she was at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) the night before her dramatic delivery by C-section a week early at Holles Street Hospital in Dublin.

Asked if her husband's head was "all over the place" before kick-off, she said: "I think he can't really remember the first half, which is maybe a good thing."

Amy said she was freakishly calm when she started having contractions at home on her own, but Brian was "just up the road" and jogged down in his Ireland kit.

"We dealt with it, so it all happened, perfectly timed," she told Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show. "And she arrived and he headed off and played the match.

"It was the one day that everybody was saying, 'Cross the legs tomorrow.' I was laughing, going, 'I know, as if.' And then it did."

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