Having revealed her pregnancy back in December of 2016, Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GENERAL HOSPITAL) is ready to give birth in just a few months, but she insists that she has absolutely loved being pregnant. “One of the best things about being pregnant,” she declared in a recent blog post, “is that even if I’m not particularly productive on any given day, well… at least I’m growing a baby. That always makes me feel useful.”
Of course, McCullough knows it’s not all sunshine and buttercups. “There are some days when I feel trapped in my body and I’d like to strap the baby suit on someone else for a few hours while I go to dance class and twerk my butt off,” she confided. “For now, I relish in long walks with Jack and online yoga in my office.”
The mom-to-be has noticed a dramatic change in the way she is treated by men. “They are so kind and generous, now that it’s obvious I’m pregnant and not just possibly overweight,” she wrote. “It feels like male behavior toward me changed overnight. I went from being invisible at times to being the object which brings back fond memories of when their wives were pregnant. Then there’s the door-opening and the helping me with my groceries to the car and the smiles that say ‘You’re beautiful.’ It’s really quite sweet.”
McCullough also appreciates all the advice and assistance she’s been getting from women during her pregnancy, and confessed that one of the best things about pregnancy is having the perfect excuse to nap whenever you like! “‘It’s the last time you’ll get great sleep for the rest of your life,’ fathers of toddlers tell me,” she said. “So I nap. I nap every day and I hardly ever feel guilty about it.
“There’s always something to look forward to,” McCullough continued. “The doctor’s appointment in two weeks, the lamp I ordered for the baby’s room to arrive in the mail, the baby kicking and screaming in my belly. It’s the ultimate project with all kinds of milestones to mark the time with. And all the while, my baby keeps growing and each day is a day closer to when I get to meet him.”
The actress has even discovered the magic of rocky road ice cream! “Pregnancy has taught me that marshmallows in ice cream is the way to go,” she reported, “and chocolate can cure stress!
“There’s also my hair,” she added. “My God, it’s beautiful. It’s so thick. Sometimes I brush my hair all to one side all ‘8-s like, to experience its ultimate fullness. I’ve noticed I’m softer and a bit sweeter. I like this side of myself and I’m going to try and hang onto it.
“And at the end of it all,” McCullough concluded, “I’ll get to say I have a son.”
We can’t wait to meet him either!
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