What kind of mother do you think you'll be?
I honestly don't know. I hope I will be a calm mother; I do yoga and I meditate, and those should help. The one thing I do know is that I will have time for this baby. I'm at a time in my life that I don't feel I have to prove anything in terms of my career. I feel I'm in a place where I can really devote myself to raising my baby. The baby is all I'm doing.
And we're going to try going without help outside the family. My doctor had some very good advice about bringing in someone like a baby nurse. He says some of them have very definite ideas, and you need to find your own way of doing things first—otherwise, you're doing everything their way, not yours. I want to figure out what works for us.
What about sleeping arrangements? Bassinet in the bedroom? Crib in the nursery?
We haven't really decided, but the baby probably will be in a bassinet in our room for the first few months, then move to a crib. Roger doesn't want to put the baby in another room. I don't think we'll have the baby in bed with us, but you never know; if you do that, can you ever get them out?
And do you know what sex the baby is?
We are not going to find out the sex. Once I realized that I didn't care if it was a boy or a girl, I got into the adventure of not knowing. And the main reason to not find out is so you don't put all these projections on them even before they're born, like, "Oh the baby's so active, he's going to be an athletic boy." Well, maybe she will be an athletic girl, you know?
Is your pregnancy being written into the show?
Yes, but not right away. I met with the producers, and they said, "Uh, you're showing—Cheryl isn't pregnant in the first episode." I said, "OK, here's the problem: Courtney is 6 months pregnant; it's not like I can take it back." But the clothes are so forgiving right now, it should be easy to hide; people will just think I got a boob job.