The couple — who share kids Carmen, 7, Rafael, 6, Leonardo, 4, and Romeo, 3 — welcomed son Eduardo last September and daughter Maria via surrogate in March.
Having six kids in a relatively short period of time is definitely a lot to handle, and this Hollywood couple took a reasonable amount of time to adjust.
“They thought it would be a breeze, but growing their family so fast really took a toll on them mentally and physically,” spills the insider.
“They realized they can’t do it all and hired extra help, which was a godsend because it gave them more time to look after themselves.”
Alec, 63, has since shed 20 pounds by cutting back on junk food, the insider says, while fitness guru Hilaria, 37, has finally found some moments to relax and step out of mom mode.
“It was tough for a while, but they’re over the hump,” says the insider. “They’re re-energized and their intimacy is back on track too. Alec and Hilaria are healthier and happier than they’ve ever been!”
Back in April before they got extra help, a source told OK! that "Hilaria's up all night with feedings, and they're both tired and cranky, especially Alec, from taking care of the rest of the kids 24/7."
They didn't anticipate that the latest additions to the family would add such challenges overall. Actually, "he and Hilaria thought having one more kid would be a cinch, but they're at their wits' end!"
An extra pair of helping hands here and there can make all the difference, and it seems like that's what happened with the Baldwins.