“Luckily, my first pregnancy with my son, Curtis Jr., went very well. No morning sickness, nausea, skin problems, crazy food cravings, etc,” Laila blogs at UsMagazine.com. “But I did have to deal with what most women dread when having babies: weight gain! I know it is healthy to gain 25-40 pounds – but that does not mean I have to like it. I’m a big girl already. I’m not one of these skinny chicks. At my best, I weigh about 174 lbs, so adding another 35 puts me past 200lbs. That’s no fun for any woman.”
Laila isn’t the only one noticing her changing figure: “Yesterday I wore a velour jumpsuit, and when I walked past my husband, he said ‘Your butt is getting bigger.’ I told him I had already noticed! Isn’t it great that we can be so open and honest with each other?!” she writes.
Admitting that she’s got a craving for sweets this time around – “especially baked goods such as strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler a la mode” – Laila says she plans on doing her best to keep fit throughout her pregnancy, doing cardio and strength training “4-5 times a week.”
Laila, who is already mom to 2-year-old Curtis Jr, is currently in her second trimester with baby #2.