A New Man in Her Life

updated 01/13/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/13/2003 AT 01:00 AM EST

He kicks. He's messy. He's known to wail. And Cynthia Nixon loves him anyway. No, Charles Ezekiel Mozes is not another bad date on Sex and the City but the baby brother of Samantha Mozes, 6, and son of Nixon, 36, and her longtime beau, photographer Danny Mozes, 36. (Dad took this photo.) From the moment the 7-lb. 10-oz. boy was born on Dec. 16, Nixon has felt "chipper," she says. Unlike her first time giving birth, she didn't wait and had an epidural "right away" and let the night nurses feed Charlie formula at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. "It didn't impair his ability to nurse, and I got some sleep!"

Back in her brownstone on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Nixon is planning Charlie's future, including play dates with her pal Sarah Jessica Parker's 10-week-old son James when Sex starts taping in March. "It's a little hard to imagine the set," she says. "Baby bottles everywhere." One worry: "I feel bad for giving him a birthday so close to Christmas, in terms of presents. I hope he won't feel shortchanged."

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