Celebs Dish About Pregnancy and Motherhood
Showing Her Softer Side
"You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically. But you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child."
Pink, whose daughter Willow Sage was born June 2, 2011
"I crave cantaloupe like a crazy person. But I put salt all over it, so I don't know if it's that healthy. That mixture to me is so good."
Jessica Simpson, who is expecting her first child
Budding Mom Confidence
"Sometimes I stand there going, 'I'm not doing any of this right!' And then I get this big man belch out of her, and I go, 'Ah, we accomplished this together.'"
Christina Applegate, whose daughter Sadie Grace was born January 27, 2011
Managing Morning Sickness
"I had to stand in front of my refrigerator, which was open, dipping pretzels in cream cheese and stuffing them in my mouth. If I did that, I was good. Otherwise I was nauseous."
Jennifer Connelly, while pregnant with her daughter Agnes Lark, born May 31, 2011
Source: Late Show With David Letterman
Oops! It's a Boy
"Everything has been different, which is why I think it's a girl. It definitely doesn't belong to me, this area [points to stomach]; it's all 'hers.'"
Kate Hudson, whose son (!) Bingham Hawn was born July 9, 2011
Source: Ellen DeGeneres Show
Why Pregnancy Rocks
"It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift."
Beyoncé, whose daughter Blue Ivy was born January 7, 2012
Source: Associated Press
(Surprising) Mama-to-Be Modesty
"I'm not really one of those people that likes to go out and pose and flaunt being pregnant."
Victoria Beckham, whose daughter, Harper Seven, was born July 10, 2011
On Balancing Work and Motherhood
"It's hard for any working parent. I think it's one of those things that you can only plan so much. You just have to make decisions on a day-to-day basis."
Bryce Dallas Howard, who is expecting her second child
"Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us."
Mariah Carey, whose twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe were born April 30
Source: Life & Style Weekly
Closer to Home
"I moved out when I was 15 and was hitch hiking across the country into Mexico when I was 16. I definitely hope that my child isn't doing that. But we'll have to see what happens [laughs.] I don't think he'll have any reason to move out at 15 though."
Jewel, whose son Kase Townes was born July 11, 2011
Source: The New Zealand Herald