Grey’s Anatomy star Camilla Luddington covers the March issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby and opens up about her first pregnancy with longtime boyfriend, actor Matthew Alan. The mom-to-be, 33, also dishes on pregnancy hormones and reveals her baby’s gender.
On her first pregnancy: “My first trimester was tough. I felt lied to, because I always imagined myself as the type of pregnant woman who would do yoga and drink rejuvenating smoothies. Those plans went out the window. I couldn’t walk the dogs around the block without needing a nap, and I couldn’t eat anything other than bagels and cream cheese.”
On pregnancy hormones: “I asked Matt to pick up some Philadelphia Cream Cheese, which is pasteurized, on his way home. Well, he walks in with some other brand, and I had a huge meltdown. I was raging because I didn’t see ‘pasteurized’ on the label. Matt had to run to the store again. It was all so ridiculous.”
On rubbing the bump: “My character on the show, as of right now, is not pregnant, so I have to make sure I don’t rub my belly on camera. When I start rubbing, which I do mindlessly, the director points to her belly, and I know to stop. On Scandal, Kerry Washington is able to block her own belly with elaborate outfits and gorgeous bags. For me, there’s only so much you can do in scrubs, aside from carry an iPad. At some point, they’re going to need computer-generated imagery to fake things, and if they do, I’ve already asked them to give me amazing six-pack abs!”
On labor day nerves: “I know you’re supposed to wait until you’re dilating to go to the hospital, but I don’t trust Los Angeles traffic. My worst nightmare is to have the baby on the highway. I’m hoping to have my two best friends in the room with us. Not only for me, but for Matt, too. They can catch him if he faints.”
On revealing her baby’s gender: “My mother passed away when I was 19. She always made me feel confident, and I’ve carried that feeling with me my entire life. It’s helped me in this industry, where people are sizing up your looks. Because of my mom, I don’t need to be validated by anybody else, and I want my daughter to have that, too.”
On eagerly awaiting her baby girl: “I’m finding myself counting down the days until she’s here, not because I want it to go quickly, but I’m just so excited to meet her. I want to see her face and hold her in my arms. Even so, I keep telling her, ‘Stay in there! You have a while to cook!’”
It’ll be blue booties again for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard.
The 19 Kids and Counting star, 25, and her husband, 27, are expecting another son, the couple announced in a TLC video on Monday.
The couple – who were wed in June 2014 – expect their son to arrive in July. The Counting On stars already parents to son Israel, 21 months.
“The next Dillard baby is a boy,” the happy couple announced in the clip. “Israel didn’t really understand what was happening but he’s just excited because other people are excited, so he’s just excited about his new little baby brother.”
Jill added: “We’re really excited about having another son. I know that Israel and this little one will be best friends. … Our pregnancy so far, I had morning sickness in the first trimester and now I’m feeling a lot better in my second trimester. Thank y’all for your well-wishes. We’re so excited about this new blessing from God.”
In December, Jill and Derick announced their second pregnancy.
Jill’s younger sister Jessa Duggar is also expecting her second child with husband Ben Seewald.