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Q: How does it feel to be going through pregnancy again after 5 years?
A: It’s not exactly the way we planned it, but various circumstances kept us from having a baby sooner. I actually think it’s a good thing considering we’re having twins, as it would be so much harder with a toddler than with an almost 6-year-old.
Q: Do you think you’ll do anything different this time?
A: I think I will try to slow down and appreciate the moments more. Everyone says it goes by so fast, but when you are in middle of it, it doesn’t seem like it’s going so quickly. All of sudden, your baby is a toddler, then a little girl and all grown up. It does go by in a heartbeat. This is going to be our last time around, so I’m going to appreciate the moments and try not to be too overwhelmed.
Q: Are you the type who loves being pregnant?
A: No. [She laughs.] I don’t hate it though. There is something wonderful about it. The second you know, you cannot stop thinking about it. But I find it difficult to be restricted in my movements and to feel vulnerable all the time. I am used to feeling very strong and active, to be able to pick up anything and you can’t do that when you are pregnant. I find that frustrating. On the other hand, people are so kind to you and that’s really nice.
Q: Any weird cravings or aversions?
A: Interestingly, when I was pregnant with Mathilda, I wanted Mexican food all the time. This time around I want Japanese food, which is a lot better. It’s kept my weight down and is definitely a better craving to have. I also want anything with water in it like cucumbers, watermelon and orange juice. The only thing that I can’t stand is the smell of eggs. It’s hard because eggs are one of my daughter’s culinary staples and she is a picky eater, so I am making scrambled eggs all the time. [She laughs.]
Q: Was Mathilda born in the States?
A: She was born in New York.