Maya Rudolph Welcomes Baby Number Four to Her Growing Family!

Maya Rudolph, sporting pig tails, holds onto a pair of shoes while heading to the set of her upcoming film "Friends with Kids"

It’s another bouncing baby for Maya Rudolph and her longtime partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson, according to a source at Us Weekly.

That’s baby number four for the 41-year-old mom and SNL alum. Whoo! That’s a lot of kids. And I should know — I’m the same age as Maya and I’ve got 4 kids myself.

Having a family of 6 is getting less and less common in an age where intense attention and helicopter parenting can wear a mom out before her firstborn even gets to kindergarten.

Rudolph’s kids are much closer in age than mine. She’ll have 3 under 3! She’s got Pearl (age 7), Lucille (age 3), and Jack (age 2). That’s a lot of Pull-Ups.

In April on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Maya Rudolph confirmed her pregnancy and chatted with Grown Ups 2 co-star Salma Hayek, who said: “I remember last summer Maya said, ‘Can you believe I have three children. I’m never doing this again.’” Rudolph laughed and added: “It’s amazing how we forget. It’s like that light pen thing they do in Men in Black. Somebody [pointed it in my face] and I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’”

I can vouch for that phenomenon. If you think too clearly about what it will entail to bring another baby into your family (and another … and another), you might never do it. And, oh, where would sibling rivalry be then?

My children are much more spread out than Maya Rudolph’s will be. But my daughter was around her daughter Pearl’s age when my last baby was born. At age 7, she was old enough to be a huge help to me. She held and fed the baby and even changed diapers. My children will never have my undivided attention, but the attention of a sibling can be just as special.

Congratulations and good luck to Maya and Paul! I see a lot of potty training in their future.

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