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!’”
While giving us a peek of her bare baby bump, an expectant Natalie Portman strikes a pregnant pose in the 2017 Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair.
The Academy Award-winning actress, 35, is also featured on the cover alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names: Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Dakota Johnson, Ruth Negga, sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Aja Naomi King, and Janelle Monae.
The eleven actresses featured have a total of twelve Academy Award nominations, with Portman and Nyong’o as the two past winners.
Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied – who are already parents to 5-year-old son Aleph– are expecting their second child in the early new year.
For more from Natalie and the other cover girls, go to Vanity Fair…
“When microwaving your decaf coffee becomes an excuse to sit on the floor and rest for a while…. #help #reststop #illjustbehereifyouneedme,” the pregnant Just Like Fire hitmaker, 37, captioned the image.
Last week, the proud mama posted a photo of 5-year-old daughter Willow doing diaper duty on her doll.
“Dry Runs,” she captioned the image of her daughter practicing for big sisterhood.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, the expectant mama shared a cute clip of her “turkey dance” on social media.
“Late turkey dance love from The Harts #gratitude #loveyourself #loveeachother #morepie,” she captioned the video showcasing her growing baby bump.
“Surprise!” the Raise Your Glass singer captioned the image of her burgeoning belly while getting a hug from Willow.
In May, Pink gushed about motherhood and opened up about the possibility of adding to their family.
“I love being a mama,” the Try singer said. “I made a choice a long time ago that I was going to have a successful family and that is my absolute number one goal in life.”
She added: “I feel like I have two kids right now. I would like a third. No, I want to say that Carey Hart [her husband] is an awesome husband and a really good dad, but he’s also like a second child.”