Ginnifer Goodwin Calls Second Pregnancy 'Exhausting'

The actress opened up about what it's like to be pregnant for the second time and why she believes her second pregnancy is much, much more tiring than the first.

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Ginnifer Goodwin might seem like a seasoned pregnancy pro—she's already a mom to son Oliver Findlay, 21 months—but the actress says that her current gestation is far more exhausting than her first. Ginnifer spoke to People, calling the fact that she thought her first pregnancy was tiring "laughable now."

It makes sense—after all, Goodwin isn't just carrying her second child, she's also working on Once Upon a Time and raising her firstborn. "Now I'm running after a toddler, working on a series and doing a press tour," she said.

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Ginnifer is expecting another son who is due this spring. "The first time you feel like you are pregnant for four years," she said "This time, I don't know how many weeks I am. I have to reference my date book!"

But despite her exhaustion, Ginnifer seems incredibly happy. The star, who is married to Josh Dallas, commented that she'd doing "remarkably well." The actress is eating plenty of "sweet, refreshing and wonderful" watermelon popsicles, which she's been craving throughout her pregnancy. She's also been preparing Oliver for his new role as a big brother. "He definitely understands the concept of a baby," she said. "He pulls up my shirt every day and pats my belly and says, 'Hello baby.' We kept telling him, Your brother can hear you. So he just pushes his face into my belly and talks."

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The good news? Both Ginnifer and her husband seem to think the exhaustion is well worth it.

"My husband and I were talking the other day and saying, 'remember the days when we would just go to the movies and read a book and just take a nap? All of the free time we took for granted,'" she shared. "And my husband said, 'and we would give it all up, all over again, for that look on his face after he has been dunked in the swimming pool and he just comes up out of the water with pure joy on his face.'"

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