Tameka “Tiny” Harris is somewhat of an expert at being a mom, almost seven times over. She had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with rolling out last month in an undisclosed Atlanta location. She talks about being a mother for the seventh time, at age 40, and also discusses how both she and her husband, TI, have matured as parents. Check out the details below and let us know what you think about Tiny becoming a mother again.
I just wanted to start off by saying that you are an inspiration to women and mothers on how to be a mother and how to love.
Today, you have made another mark in our community of greatness as being a mother again at 40. That’s a ray of hope.
That’s a ray of hope, because you know what? Now, I’ve been looking it up because I was feeling old, and I was like there [are] a lot of 40-year-old women having babies and I’m glad to be in the ballpark because this is my last child, of course, because I’m 40, and I’m just excited about this baby. I think I’m really mature and ready to be with this baby.
On your social media sites, you say something about the lucky number seven. Let the people know exactly what the number seven means to you.
Well, seven is like my favorite number. For one, I’m born in the month of seven. My birthday is 7/14, so I write 7/ 7, 7, which makes up 14. It’s the number of God. And it’s my seventh child. So, you know it means a lot. I’m very big on numbers and seven is my number.
So, how far along are you?
I’m in my seventh month.
Many women have problems with conceiving, especially when they are older. And a lot of women have lost children before, like you have also experienced. What can you say to the mother who has suffered a loss?
Well, if it’s in God’s will, you will have a child again. You just have to have faith, hold on to it and keep trying. The sport is good, so keep trying and having fun while you’re doing it. If God wants you to have a baby, you will definitely be blessed to have that child. After I lost my child, I was blessed with Major, and now I’m blessed with another baby.
What is your vision for your newest baby?
I can’t wait to be able to take my baby on the road with me and still be a mommy and still handle my business and really make a mark in the industry. I have a couple things coming up. I have a new talk show coming up, and I’m excited. I went to “The Real,” and Tamera [Mowry] always has her little baby there. And I’m like, yeah, I’m going to be doing that one day, you know going to work and having my little one with me. The other ones are too bad to go, you know. But this one will be able to go. But I’m excited about that, because I didn’t get to do a lot of that with my other babies. Zonnique was able to go a little bit, but her dad wanted her to stay at home a lot, so she stayed. But this time, we’re going to do it a little different.
Now, I heard that you got a 3-D ultrasound. So, who does this baby look like?
Everybody says the baby looks like King. I can agree that the baby looks like King. The baby does have Major’s lips, so it’s a little blend. Everybody says King, but I’m just like OK, it looks like a baby in clouds.
To wrap it up, now your husband is a more mature parent. Tell me about him now in this particular role. Because I heard that he sings to the baby at night, and I heard that he reads the baby books. So, I just want to know how that strong male in your life is playing such a significant role in your last pregnancy.
It’s a blessing. It’s different. With all the other kids, he was there and involved and there with me. But this one is a little different. I guess because we’re both more mature and he’s not afraid to go all out the box and do things like singing to the baby and reading to the baby. So, I had to make sure I’m reading to the baby, so I went and bought all these books, and we’re just about done with those books, so I need more books. We’re trying to make sure this baby is smart, like genius, like Major. We didn’t do that with Major, but Major just lucked up.
So, tell me a piece of a song that he sings to your stomach.
Well, he really makes up his own song. He might want to tell y’all about his songs.
If you had three words to describe how you feel in this moment, what would be the three simplest words to describe how you feel in this season?
I feel blessed. I feel gorgeous and I feel honored.