With her July due date just around the corner, actress Tia Mowry is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her baby boy – and so is her twin sister, and soon-to-be auntie, Tamera! In a blog published on Parenting.com, the 32-year-old mom-to-be opens up about some of the highs and lows of her pregnancy, and reveals why she’s “so relieved” not to be expecting twins herself!
Currently starring on BET’s The Game, Tia, who is married to actor Corey Hardrict, admits that working through her pregnancy has been tough: “I can honestly say it was the most difficult things I have ever had to do in my life. I hid my pregnancy for the first trimester. I was working long 12 hour shooting days on The Game and was exhausted! Nine hours of sleep wouldn’t do me any justice. Also while working, I was having crazy bouts of nausea that had me going to the bathroom every few hours…. [It] was definitely a challenge for me.”
Tia’s sister Tamera has been by her side throughout these past months, seeing first-hand the ups and downs that an expectant mom goes through.
“Sharing my pregnancy with my twin is the coolest thing in the world,” Tia gushes. “Tamera actually gets to live through me vicariously…. I have been very honest with her about my pregnancy and its experiences, and now she tells me that I am a good source of birth control!”
Tamera may not be in Mommy mode just yet, but it sounds like she is definitely looking forward to being an aunt: “My sister seems to already be in love with my son, just as much as I am. [I think she secretly thinks my son is her son, too!] I mean, twins share everything, right? She is always kissing, rubbing, patting, and hugging my belly. She is addicted to the belly!”
Even though the sisters are extremely close, Tia admits she’s happy to be expecting just one baby, saying, “I am so relieved I am not having twins. I tell my mother almost every day I can’t believe she was able to carry all that extra weight. Having one baby kick you in the ribs is one thing, but two!? Additionally, I am extremely hormonal now with one baby, so could you image double the hormones? That spells double trouble already. To add to the pot of extra hormones, instead of breast feeding one, you are breastfeeding for two, bathing two, hearing two babies cry at the same time, you get the picture. That’s a lot of work!”
With just weeks to go until her due date, Tia says she is more than ready to meet her baby boy: “I cannot wait to see my son’s face and just give him a huge kiss! I look forward to seeing the world through his eyes and just providing him the love that he truly deserves. I can’t wait to be a kid again and go to parks, amusement parks, and just have great birthday parties. I can’t wait for my life to be changed forever!”
You can read Tia’s entire post at Parenting.com