Carnie Wilson is expecting her second child with musician husband, Rob Bonfiglio: “My due date is June,” she proudly proclaimed, “We’re thrilled.” The 40-year-old singer has been on a health and wellness program to prepare her body for another pregnancy. Carnie sat down with OK! magazine and revealed how she’ll stick to her wellness routine while pregnant.
On how she discovered she was expecting: “I was making dinner, and I took a home-pregnancy test. There was a second line, and I jumped and said, “Oh, my god, I’m pregnant!” Lola [my 3-year-old daughter] and I started screaming and jumping for joy. She was so excited!”
On how she told her husband: “I couldn’t get a hold of Rob because he was playing a jazz gig. I taped the pregnancy test to the front door and drew a picture of little stick figures of Daddy, Mommy, Lola and then a little tiny one. I jumped out of bed at midnight and went into the kitchen and I see him holding the stick. He took me in his arms and goes, “Here we go again, honey.” He was happy.”
On her hopes for the pregnancy: “I can’t stop thinking about twins! My sister had twins; my grandmother was a twin and my grandmother’s aunt had twins. I had my first ultrasound and we only saw one sac, but it’s not confirmed that it’s not two because one could be hiding in back of the other…. We’ll see!”
On how her condition affects her workouts: “I’m still doing my inner-core strength training. I’m going to increase my walking — instead of three days a week, I’m going to go for five.”
On if she expected to get pregnant so quickly after losing the weight: “I did, actually. We had sex before, during and after ovulation. I was really keeping track of it, and it worked. Also, my body is so healthy now. I think we might have conceived to “She’s Leaving Home” by The Beatles!You’ve said you’re hoping for a boy.”
On any idea on names yet: “We saw our first ultrasound yesterday. Lola pointed to the screen and was laughing, “That’s my brother Jake!” She wants to name the baby Jake, but Rob said no. In an Italian family, it’s traditional for the son to be named after the father, at least the first-born male.”
On what motherhood means to her: “The most joy you ever can feel is the love for your child. Children teach you so much. Motherhood is challenging, but it’s so fun.”