By peoplestaff225
Updated May 15, 2009 05:00 PM
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In a humorous Tuesday appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, actress Maya Rudolph bravely admitted that during her first pregnancy — with daughter Pearl Bailey, now 3 ½, — she gained a whopping 70 pounds. “I don’t think that was smart,” she joked.

Although she said she considers the recommended pregnancy weight gain of 25 pounds to be “crazy,” Maya, 36, nonetheless admitted that with her second child she is “trying to be more aware” of what she eats. “Last time, I was eating pancakes and ice cream every day,” she revealed.

One thing she does plan to replicate with her second pregnancy is a delivery surprise; Maya said that she and partner Paul Thomas Anderson will not find out whether they are poised to welcome a son or a daughter. She explains,