The Hollywood couple made a surprise announcement earlier this month (Jan11), revealing they became parents for a second time on 28 December (10) when a surrogate mother gave birth to their baby girl.
Kidman has now spoken out for the first since becoming a mother again, and admits the couple had a nervous wait for news over the festive period.
She tells the Australian Women's Weekly magazine, "We spent Christmas on tenterhooks and after Faith Margaret was born on December 28, a healthy eight pounds, nine ounces, we spent New Year's on cloud nine. We have been having a wonderful bonding experience with Faith Margaret and feel truly blessed."
In the interview, Kidman also insists she doesn't pay any attention to those who criticise her life choices, adding, "I think I'm at a point where I've just had so many things said about me that I just ignore it. I'm 43 now. I live my life knowing who I am and knowing that it will play out over however long it is that I have left to live. It's my life. It's my whole life, and I'll lead it how I choose."
The couple has a daughter, Sunday Rose, who was born in 2008, while Kidman also has two adopted children, both teenagers, from her marriage to Tom Cruise.