April 02, 2014 02:00 PM

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Goodbye, healthy habits. Hello, truffle popcorn!

All throughout her pregnancy, Kendra Wilkinson has made eating clean a priority for both her and her family, but the mom-to-be — who’s expecting a girl in mid May — is temporarily calling it quits.

“I’m 33 weeks right now. I’m at the point where I give up. I threw in the towel,” she told PEOPLE while snacking at the launch of Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s L collection for A Pea in the Pod on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.

But while there are some areas the Kendra on Top star is willing to ease up on during her pregnancy, prepping her son Hank IV for the arrival of his baby sister isn’t one of them.

“He is still my baby. That’s the one thing we keep telling him, ‘No matter what, you’re still our baby.’ We’re going to always treat him that way and empower him,” she explains.

“Just because we’re having another baby doesn’t mean he’s not our baby anymore.”

Wilkinson and her husband, Hank Baskett, have made it a point to include their 4-year-old since the start of the pregnancy, and the expectant reality star shares that their hard work is paying off.

“Every day is about his sister. Anything he learns — like not talking to strangers or crossing the street — he’s like, ‘I want to teach my baby sister, I want to make sure we protect her,'” the proud mom says.

“I want to make sure he knows to always watch her because she’s special. I want to make him feel empowered and strong. I want to make him feel like he has a role.”

Baby girl’s birth isn’t the only cause for celebration. On June 27, Wilkinson and Baskett will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, a milestone the mom-to-be is hoping to honor with more than just a date night.

“I’m waiting on Hank to propose to me again! We’re thinking about a vow renewal,” she explains. “We might do it on the show for my new season … [but] that might be cutting it too close to the birth.”

Wilkinson, 28, has always been open about her hesitation to have another baby, but the couple have found their rhythm — in both marriage and parenting — and things have never been better.

“We never thought we would even have kids, but here we are having our second child. Reality is smacking us in the face, but it’s such a beautiful thing,” she says. “If it didn’t work out with little Hank — with the parenting, how we’re doing it and how he’s turning out — we probably wouldn’t have done this again.”

Wilkinson adds, “We are so great. Our parenting skills, marriage, partnership, everything is just there so why not have one more? We’re welcoming her with open arms and love and blessings. It’s a celebration.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Aili Nahas

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