Molly Sims may seem super put together 24/7 on the outside, but the soon-to-be mom of three has woes just like every woman who has ever been pregnant.
“I wake up in the morning, I feel like I wanna vomit. I have lunch and wanna vomit, and wanna vomit at dinner … and then when I go to bed, I still want to vomit.
“I have vomited at grocery stores, I have vomited in my house, I have gagged on my toothpaste,” she continues, adding that she has been more sick in this pregnancy than she was with daughter Scarlett May, now 17 months, and 4-year-old son Brooks Alan, her two older children with husband Scott Stuber, 47.
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But now that she’s in her second trimester, Sims admits she’s starting to feel somewhat better — though she has had some other challenges.
“Being 43 … we wanted to tell everyone, but we were super nervous about, you know, the testing … so it’s just been really, really stressful, but everything so far is on track,” she says.
“I’m not gonna show you guys yet, but there might be a little bit of an ultrasound in here,” she sing-songs, holding up a strip of sonogram photos briefly before taking them out of view. “But we’ll get to that — that’s a surprise. You’ll have to keep watching.”
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Since her nausea has subsided somewhat, Sims admits she’s able to stomach some foods she’s been craving — one in particular that she indulges in every night.
“With Brooks, I literally ate, like, seven apples a day. With Scarlett, I ate, like, seven oranges a day,” she says. “And with this one … it’s crazy, but it’s chocolate.
“My girlfriends last night were here visiting me, and they were like, ‘Are you drinking hot chocolate?’ ” she recalls. “Oh, I was — with the little mini marshmallows that are really not good for you. I have one every single night.”
Sims also touches on the challenges she has had with her body — specifically, with pregnancy weight.
“With my first baby, Brooks, I gained 84 pounds. Yes, 84 — 8, 4,” she emphasizes, drawing the numbers in the air with her fingers to drive the point home. “It took me almost 15, 16 months to lose it.
“With Scarlett, I went on medication and I didn’t gain as much, but I was just about to reach my goal weight — the Kardashian goal weight. The weight where you feel, ‘Oh my God, my stomach looks good,’ ” she adds, noting that she was only able to wear a pair of pre-pregnancy jeans again for two months before being too pregnant for them to fit again.
“I really miss my waist. I have a waist, but the waist is now down here,” she says, pointing to an area under her baby belly, joking, “[I don’t have] a Sports Illustrated waist any longer.”
Scarlett and Brooks are hitting big milestones of their own, their mom can’t help pointing out proudly, but she admits it’s a whole new experience being pregnant and having two young children at home.
“It’s much more tiring. I don’t get anything done,” she says. “I think I’m much more hormonal. I’m like the crazy bitch sometimes — I’ll be really nice one time, and really crazy the next.
“My husband loves me right now,” she deadpans. “He really loves me.”
— Jen Juneau