It's been a year of ups and downs for Sandra Bullock - with the story of her divorce filing and adoption both hitting newsstands on the very same day.
The happy side of the story is that Sandra is a new mom to little Louis, a 3-month-old baby boy she adopted from New Orleans. Bullock and soon-to-be ex Jesse James started the adoption process four years ago, and finally received their bundle of joy this past January.
Bullock tells People magazine she intends to move forward with the adoption as a single parent. The amazing aspect to the story is how she, her close friends and family managed to keep the adoption private. Bullock tells People that keeping the secret involved "decoys and dark cars...I don't know how we got away with it." Only her inner circle new about baby Louis.
Named after Louis Armstrong, the Oscar winner says her adorable son will definitely get to know his birthplace. "It's his city...and he's going to know it inside and out."
She also tells the magazine that Louis is, "just perfect. I can't describe him any other way."