Drew Barrymore Shows Off Baby Olive, Confesses Her New Motherhood Fears

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Drew Barrymore introduces daughter Olive on the cover of People

Drew Barrymore may look like the most comfortable mother in the world on the cover of People this week, but she confesses that she didn’t feel like that when she first gave birth to baby Olive, her daughter with new husband Will Kopelman, in September. “I couldn’t eat or sleep for two weeks, I was just so nervous!” she told the magazine. “You have the highest highs and yet you’re facing the biggest fear of, ‘How do I keep someone alive?’ ”

We like those kind of refreshingly honest quotes, to balance the more typical ones she gave about new motherhood: “It’s like the biggest crush I’ve ever had in my life!” and “It just makes me so emotional because it’s like a miracle.”

And, of course, we’re thrilled to meet baby Olive, especially after learning last week on Ellen how she got her name. “I was three months pregnant and they said your baby is the size of an olive, and that was it. We never looked back.”

[Photos: People, Getty Images]

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