Ryan Gosling Loves Singing to Baby Esmeralda! Plus, More Scoop on Parenting Life With Eva Mendes

Couple were spotted together for the first time in ages last weekend after welcoming their daughter in

By Natalie Finn Jan 23, 2015 2:39 AMTags
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Hey, girl—this song's for you.

Ryan Gosling may be chugging along with this whole acting thing, but the Drive star, who's currently shooting The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe, does love his music. And he wants to ensure that his firstborn daughter loves her music, too!

"Ryan sings to the baby," a source tells E! News, dishing details on the "infatuated" new dad's relationship with his and Eva Mendes' now 4-month-old baby girl. "He loves it. Sometimes he'll make up his own songs and include her name in them. It's very sweet."

Not to mention the most squee-inducing thing we've heard all day...

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As for Eva, she looked lovely when spotted with Gosling over the weekend on one of their endangered-species-caliber rare public date nights, a trip out to see comedy legend Don Rickles perform in L.A.

Our insider tells us that, like so many new moms, the Hitch star has been getting used to breast-feeding her little one and she seems "to have found her groove with it." (Did she see Zoe Saldanda's tweet asking for breastfeeding, er, feedback? Celeb-mom solidarity!)

So, is there any particular reason—besides, duh, Don Rickles—as to why we finally saw Esmeralda's mom and dad out and about together after all this time?

"The baby, who hadn't been sleeping well, is on more of a schedule," the source said. "That's why Eva and Ryan were able to go out the other night. They knew they had a few hours in between feedings."

The source added, "They loved getting out of the house for a bit and enjoying some alone time."

Hey, it's never a bad idea to set aside time for romance.

Presumably thinking about Esmeralda's then-unpredictable sleep schedule, Mendes joked in an interview with Violet Grey's The Violet Files in November that she'd been having "some of the wildest nights" ever since giving birth.

"I'm doing it without a nanny for now but I'm open to the idea of having a nanny in the future," she said. "Esmeralda has two amazing grandmothers and incredible aunties who come over and really help me. But as far as a nanny or a night nurse, for me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I'm doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights."

But what if she does need some sort of assistance in the mommying department?

"I try not to Google too many things because it is frightening but I do go to babycenter.com and read the comment sections from other mothers because I find so much solace in that," Mendes said. "Just knowing that I'm not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night."

—Reporting by Beth Sobol