Last week, Russ Mayfield gushed about Paola in a glowing birthday tribute. The 90 Day Fiance couple is very much in love.
But now it's their turn to gush together about another family member -- their precious baby, Axel.
All of that praise and new information comes along with the news that Russ wants more kids -- but Paola does not.
Like a number of other familar 90 Day Fiance stars, Paola and Russ Mayfield have been doing promotions in New York in recent days.
For one of their many interviews, they sat down with Us Weekly to talk about their baby ... and whether they'll try for Baby #2.
"Do it yourself," Paola jokes to Russ about the idea of a second child.
"I need a break," she says, expressing no desire for a second child. "I’m done."
"I would like Axel to have … at least one more sibling," Russ suggests.
Paola also reflected upon givinb birth to baby Axel in the wee hours of January 1.
"What an amazing way to start a new year," Pao gushes.
"While I was hearing the fireworks and people telling me, ‘Happy New Year,’" she describes. "I was just focused on meeting my baby,"
Paola is the first to admit that "it wasn’t easy" to give birth.
"But," she raves. "It was totally worth it."
"My little miracle is so beautiful and calm," Paola expresses, speaking of baby Axel.
Notably, four-month-old (almost five!) Axel is also a rainbow baby, conceived after the couple suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage.
"I feel so blessed," she raves. "And I can’t believe I am a mom now!"
"I’m ready to start this new adventure," Paola affirms.
"And," she says, she intends "to be the best mom for baby Axel."
Russ also spoke about his experiences with Axel, going back to his childbirth.
"I was at Pao’s side the entire time," Russ shares of the birthing process.
"And," Russ notes, "[I] am so proud of how amazing she did pushing our son out into the world."
Childbirth is an absolute horror on every level. Only endorphins and hormones get people through it.
"Momma and baby are doing great," Russ assures fans.
"And," Russ continues, gushing: "I have so much pride when I see us all together."
Awwww! That is so sweet!
"Axel is such a calm and sweet little boy," Russ affirms of his infant son.
"And," he praises. "I'm happy to say I’m one proud father."
Of course he is!
Russ also gives fans an update on baby Axel's progress and developmental milestones.
For one thing, it sounds like the Mayfield baby is growing more expressive.
"He’s smiling more than ever," Russ reports.
"He’s jibber-jabbering," he adds. "He … held the bottle by himself."
"He’s recognizing the pacifier to put it in his own mouth," Russ notes.
Wow. Some babies hate pacifiers and spit them an astonishing distance away. It sounds like Axel is a fan of his.
Paola notes that Axel apparently "doesn’t want to crawl."
But she makes it clear that this isn't a bad thing.
It's not just that a lot of babies try to postpone crawling by simply rolling from place ot place.
Pao says that Axel seems more interested in standing than in crawling.
That is so sweet!
If Paola's hangup about Baby #2 is that pregnancy and childbirth are hell on her body, there may be a solution.
A gestational carrier is expensive, but worth it.