Celine Dion talks twins

Jan 7, 2011 at 10:06 a.m. ET

Celine Dion is talking about life with twins and the joys of motherhood the second time around.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion makes no bones about it: She's tired.

"I didn't have these children to not take care of them, to give myself to them 200, 300 percent," she told the French magazine Gala.

Celine gave birth to Eddy and Nelson in October and has been reveling in their infancy since.

"I am changing diapers and breastfeeding and that's something where no one can take my place. It's tiring but an intense joy."

"I take things day by day," Dion added. "That's the secret to me. In any case, breastfeeding is more difficult if you are stressed. Sometimes I find myself in comical situations I don't know how to get myself out of. For example, when both are feeding and one has gas while the other is burping, I don't know which position to take!"

Celine also revealed her struggle with the baby blues. "Some of the first days after I came home, I was a little outside myself," she said. "I had no appetite and that bothered me. My mother remarked that she noticed I had moments of lifelessness, but reassured me that this was entirely normal."

She also experienced mood swings, telling the mag, "One moment, tremendous happiness; the next, fatigue sets in, and I cried for no reason, and then that took care of itself. It's for things like that after having a baby that mothers really need emotional support."

Celine will soon start lightly rehearsing for her March return to the stage in Vegas, but until then she's relishing every minute with her newly expanded family.

"My only worry has been to be able to open and close [my tops] quickly for breastfeeding. It's been out of the question to even wear a blouse!"