The glowing mom-to-be shows off her baby bump on the June/July cover of FitPregnancy and dishes on her scary bout of food poisoning, mouth watering cravings, and the kinda mom she hopes to be!!!
On her pregnancy and nursery:
"I’m seven months pregnant and feeling good for the most part. I’ve had some back issues and got food poisoning a week ago. My doctor says pregnant women are more susceptible to bacteria. Besides that, I’m doing OK. I’m definitely slowing down. I’m also noticing the nesting instinct is starting to kick in. We’re getting the nursery together, and I’m trying to figure out what the baby needs without getting overwhelmed. For a first-time mom, it’s hard to figure out what you will and won’t really use. I am putting a bed in the nursery so I can breastfeed more easily at night, and a great glider."
On making sure she eats a healthy diet:
"I’m trying to be really healthy, and I’ve switched to a mostly plant-based diet…I’m not a huge apple lover, but I just think about a chilled apple and my mouth starts watering. I also love fries and pizza— the carbs in both helped with my morning sickness early on."
On exercising while pregnant:
"I’ve been working with trainer Tracy Anderson (she’s pregnant, too) and doing low-impact cardio, a band workout for my arms and some leg work. I’ve had to adjust to being pregnant—today I was tired and did just 15 minutes—and I’m wearing a belly brace for support. So far, my weight gain hasn’t been too bad."
On maternity style:
"I have an A Pea In The Pod stretchy camisole I love, and I have been living in my Splendid hot pink tie-dye skirt. I love anything really stretchy, especially pieces from Rachel Pally and Ella Moss. One thing I’ve learned is that while you’re pregnant, if you wear tight-fitting clothes, you look thinner. At first everything felt really itchy, so I had to be picky. I also didn’t want to spend too much on maternity clothes, so I bought just six skirts and six dresses. And, I splurged on a pair of silk pajamas."
On the kind of mother she hopes to be:
"I’m going to be very hands-on. I have three dogs (a white Lab and two Yorkies), and I am quite maternal and empathetic with my animals, so I can only imagine how I’ll feel with my kids. I know I’ll be really protective; even now I cover up my belly when I watch Law & Order so he can’t hear it. My mom is my best friend now, but she wasn’t when I was growing up. She let me tell her things without judging me—but she didn’t want to be me or be my friend. It’s important for your children to look up to you, and they need discipline."
Ha! We think she's hysterical! But she's also totally right in saying that it's important to be the person your children to look up to!!!
And we have no doubt her baby boy is going to do just that!
[Image via FitPregnancy.]
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