Second-Time Mom Jill Hennessy Debuts Post-Baby Body
04/08/2008 AT 12:20 PM EDT
Her secret to losing the pregnancy weight: "A lot of nursing," Hennessy told PEOPLE at the Food Bank for New York City's Can-Do Awards. "When you are nursing a small infant it literally sucks everything out of you."
The 39-year-old actress, who gave birth to her second son, Gianni, on Nov. 21, also credits "a little bit of yoga" with her sleek physique. "Yoga is a great thing, it really helps you get back into shape," she said. "It wasn't easy though. Trust me!"
The former Law & Order star and her husband, Paolo Mastropietro, also have an older son, Marco, 4 (who had already volunteered for diaper duty).
How has their household changed since the baby? "Having a second child has made me enjoy both of them even more – even though you sometimes want to pull your hair," she said. "I'm taking it one day at a time and it's been amazing. These kids of mine are incredibly cool."
Luckily, the new addition keeps the fussing to a minimum. "He laughs all the time," she said. "To be honest, I didn't know a baby could be like this. He's completely fun and he hangs out and parties. He actually sleeps really well too, which is great. I'm shocked!"
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