Washington: Eva Mendes recently gushed about her newborn with Ryan Gosling, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, for the first time after her birth and joked that motherhood is like a cake compared to what it's like to be a baby.

Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes. Pic/Santa Banta 

The 40-year-old actress said that she finds solace in reading the comment section from other mothers because just knowing that other mothers also go through the same as she is helps her get by the nights, E! Online reported.

The 'Hitch' star also revealed that the pair loves the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and her grandmother's name was Amanda, which means “beloved” in Spanish, so this is how they came up with their little one's moniker.

Mendes also addressed that she and Gosling chose to keep everything about her pregnancy under tight wraps because being famous means privacy is going to be very difficult for their daughter, which is very unfair.

The 'Stuck on You' star gave birth to her daughter with Gosling back in September.