She recently confessed that she’s entered the “big and uncomfortable” stage of her pregnancy, but model mom-to-be Molly Sims looks simply stunning on the cover of the June issue of Fit Pregnancy. Molly, who is expecting a boy with her husband Scott Stuber, talks to the magazine about her plans for the birth and beyond.
On her pregnancy: “I’m seven months pregnant and feeling good for the most part. I’ve had some back issues and got food poisoning a week ago. My doctor says pregnant women are more susceptible to bacteria. Besides that, I’m doing OK. I’m definitely slowing down. I’m also noticing the nesting instinct is starting to kick in. We’re getting the nursery together, and I’m trying to figure out what the baby needs without getting overwhelmed. For a first-time mom, it’s hard to figure out what you will and won’t really use. I am putting a bed in the nursery so I can breastfeed more easily at night, and a great glider.”
On what kind of a mom she’ll be: “I’m going to be very hands-on. I have three dogs (a white Lab and two Yorkies), and I am quite maternal and empathetic with my animals, so I can only imagine how I’ll feel with my kids. I know I’ll be really protective; even now I cover up my belly when I watch Law & Order so he can’t hear it. My mom is my best friend now, but she wasn’t when I was growing up. She let me tell her things without judging me—but she didn’t want to be me or be my friend. It’s important for your children to look up to you, and they need discipline. Here’s an example: When my brother and I were 12 and 13, [my parents pretended that] the phone wouldn’t work after 7 o’clock at night. We couldn’t figure out why! My parents were fun-loving but expected a lot from us. I hope I will be like that.”
On her birth plan: “Yes, but I know it depends on the situation. My OB-GYN is Michelle Hakakha, who co-wrote Expecting 411 (Windsor Peak Press). She’s really knowledgeable and doesn’t make you feel guilty about anything. She tells me, ‘You’re not going to get a medal for any of this, so don’t hold on too tight to any plan or you could be disappointed.’ I have a doula, Lori Bregman, creator of Rooted For Life, to help during and after the birth, and I start interviewing pediatricians this month.”
Read Molly’s entire interview at fitpregnancy.com