I’m not a huge celebrity gossip fan (even though I did do a stint as a “club reporter” for US Weekly back in the day), but I couldn’t resist reading about how Alyssa Milano is embracing her pregnancy weight gain over at E!. And by the looks of it, she’s not gaining the recommended 25 to 35 pounds, either. She’s packing them on and she doesn’t give a sh*t! That was me during my first pregnancy with Mason. I pretty much ate for two (and probably three) and just worried about having a healthy baby. I figured I’d lose it after.
In an interview for her Fit Pregnancy feature, the Mistresses star divulged about packing on the pounds, mentioning how, “We don’t get hungry when we’re pregnant for no reason.” Sure, she’ll probably lose the weight super fast after she has her second child (she already has a 2 1/2 son and is expecting her baby girl this fall), but it still feels good to read about a celebrity not caring about her pregnancy weight.
She goes on to say: “A female body is not made to look good in a bikini,”Milano said in the story. “It’s made to give birth and have a baby and be a cozy companion for it afterward. And for my body, that meant putting on a lot of weight [with Milo].”
I know the feeling all too well, gaining 60 pounds. I’ve since lost them, but it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be and sort of regret gaining so much. I shouldn’t have indulged in all that Cherry Coke, pancakes, French Toast and Oreo Shakes from Jack in the Box, but hey, that’s what I craved.
I’ve learned my lesson and will be a lot smarter the second time around because I don’t want to struggle shedding the pounds as I did this time. It took seven months to drop down to my pre-baby weight (and that’s still a few pounds over my normal thanks to a two-week Honeymoon in Europe), but at least I can say I did it!
Anyways, I thought her pregnancy tales were pretty inspiring!