“All organic, all the time” may be the diet mantra for some mamas-to-be, but Angelique Cabral is not one of those.
The 38-year-old Life in Pieces star opened up to PEOPLE recently about how her first pregnancy is affecting what foods she craves — and that she’s letting herself indulge a bit in a way she might usually not.
“Pretty much my entire life, [I’ve been] purposely trying not to eat mac and cheese and pizza and Mexican every day, so the main thing that changed is that I let myself eat those things,” she explains. “I was eating a lot of whatever I wanted, all of the time.”
Some of the standouts treats? “I Postmated a milkshake one night. I made [husband Jason Osborn] go get me pizza and mac and cheese. You know, just ‘cravings.’ ‘It’s for the baby.’ I say that a lot: ‘It’s for the baby.’ It’s pretty much my catchphrase.”
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Cabral and Osborn are celebrating four years of marriage this July, and the baby girl on the way — who has a cozy California bungalow to call home — will be the first child for both.
“I did a gender reveal cake,” the actress shares. “And then one of my best friends Amy Nadine — actually, we conceived at Amy’s house in New Mexico! — she came over and videotaped the gender reveal because I wanted it to be documented. I just think it’s so special. I wanted to show our parents.”
“So we cut into the cake, and it was pink,” continues the mom-to-be. “I was convinced it was a boy because I have been having such an easy pregnancy and it’s been so not a big deal — no morning sickness, I didn’t break out.”
Adds Cabral, “I guess when you have girls usually you get, like, busted? I don’t know. But I’ve been fine.”
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Cabral was completely convinced she was having a son, but then remembered an instance that had happened recently that may have given her a clue to the contrary.
“Two nights before [the reveal], I’d had this dream that it was a baby girl,” she says. “So I was like, ‘Maybe she’s talking to me?’ I don’t know. I was very surprised.”
What about the soon-to-be dad? “Jason was not surprised,” Cabral admits. “He was like, ‘I knew it was a girl this whole time.’ Daddy’s little girl.”