Amy Adams, black dress, black sleeveless dress

Amy Adams shares what becoming a mother has taught her.

Amy became a mom in May when she welcomed daughter Aviana with her fiancé Darren Le Gallo. She shares a few of the things that she's learned since the life-changing event.

1. "Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body–meaning that it wasn't put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit"

2. "I actually love my work more now, 'cause I feel if I'm going to be away from her, I'd better enjoy it. I'm trying to be more present in each moment of my life. She's taught me that."

Amy, who stars in "The Fighter", which came out this weekend, says that she's in no big hurry to drop her baby weight: "I've been working out when I can, and I'm trying to eat in a healthful way, but losing weight is not my number-one priority. It's part of my job to return to some semblance of what I was before. But I don't feel I've ever made my career on my rockin' bod."

She also says that the best bit of advice she was given on parenthood:  "The best advice I've gotten as a parent is, 'You're not gonna be perfect.'"

Truer words have never been spoken!

Amy Adams' daughter Aviana