March 21, 2014 07:45 PM

Courtesy Fit Pregnancy

Jay Cutler just isn’t a fan of company between the sheets.

While the Chicago Bears quarterback has no problem performing in front of thousands on the field, when it comes to getting intimate with his wife, Kristin Cavallari, Cutler prefers to do it without an audience — including the couple’s baby on the way.

“Sex is funny when you’re pregnant. Guys get weird about it,” Cavallari tells Fit Pregnancy‘s April/May issue.

“I’m like, ‘Oh Jay, the baby’s kicking!’ And he’s like, not wanting to know about it.”

The mom-to-be, who’s expecting their second son in May, adds that it’s “important for women to realize — if your guy is a little weirded out but isn’t good at expressing that, it can be isolating.”

Communication is key, but Cavallari says sexy underthings can’t hurt either. “Lingerie always helps too,” she jokes.

But the fashion designer insists keeping the spark alive isn’t just centered around sex. “It’s important to make time for the relationship. Lighting a candle and taking a bath together is great — it doesn’t even have to be in a sexual way, just getting in the bath and talking,” she says.

“Jay and I have date nights too, going out for dinner. It’s not as often as we’d like, but we do our best. Just putting a cute outfit on is a thrill for me.”

Cavallari, 27, and Cutler, 30, are already parents to 19-month-old son Camden Jack, and the former reality star is thrilled to be raising a family in her younger years.

“It’s cute to see Jay as such a great dad! We’re excited to do this while we’re young,” she explains. “Then when the kids go to college, we can travel and do whatever we want.”

For now, Cavallari is concentrating on the upcoming birth, which she plans on being better prepared for after a few mishaps during her first visit to the maternity ward.

“With Camden I got to the hospital when I was four-and-a-half centimeters dilated — I thought I was dying. We were living in the city, two seconds from the hospital, and now we’re an hour away. So I know the second I feel contractions, we’re going!” she says.

As for her stash of snacks she plans to bring along? After her attempt to keep up her healthy habits during her previous hospital stay, the expectant mom jokes she won’t make the same mistake twice.

“The first time, I brought kale chips with me, which is the last thing you want when you just had a baby. We ended up getting steaks,” Cavallari recalls. “I need better snacks this time. What was I thinking? Bring on the fat, please!”

Courtesy Fit Pregnancy

And while she’s nervous about parenting two under two, Cavallari relishes in her role — and is enjoying the easy aspects of motherhood while she still can.

“My husband tells me I was born to have babies because it comes so naturally to me,” she shares. “I think I’m a good mom in the sense that I’m loving and nurturing, but I also set boundaries.”

She adds, “The hard parenting comes later when we deal with real-life issues. Banging on pots and pans is going to be the least of our worries.”

The mom-of-two speaks from experience, after starring in the teenage drama, Laguna Beach. But, despite shooting to stardom after the show, a second round of reality TV just isn’t in the cards for Cavallari.

“We get reality show offers all the time and we’re like, ‘No,’ ” she says. “Family is so sacred, why mess with that?”

— Anya Leon

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