Pregnant in the Fishbowl
"No one knew I was pregnant yet. It was still a secret, and I was really conscious of my belly so I'm zipped up. I saw them taking my picture and I was sucking in. It's hard. You think your body will never go back to the way it was. But you don't have a choice. You just have to let it go because you have no control over it. I had my days when I looked schleppy and just not good. But I was lucky enough. I did wear Juicy throughout my whole pregnancy."
"I was so excited to go to the Golden Globes, so excited to get dressed up and feel good. Elie Saab designed this dress and I loved it. I felt like a princess. All I had was this bump of a stomach, I wasn't big all over. But when I saw my picture I looked much bigger than I was. There was so much fabric, it made me look like I was about to give birth. I think I must have been blind."
"For the SAG Awards I was supposed to wear a dress by Monique Lhuillier, but it was altered wrong so I had to change at the last minute. We were almost late because I had to find something in my closet and nothing fit my growing belly. This dress was Dolce & Gabbana. I look like a sausage in it. But there was nothing I could do. At least it was stretchy."
"This was three days before I had Lola. People told me that they couldn't tell from behind that I was pregnant. I carried her way out front. I was about to burst."
BOUNCING BACK AFTER BABY
"People ask how I lost the weight. All I can say is breast-feeding. I also have a 1-year-old, Sam, and I'm up all night. I'm now working with a trainer, Garrett Warren. Tons of weight training to build muscle, cardio and a lot of kickboxing. We do an hour four days a week before I go to work [on the UPN drama Sex, Love & Secrets]. I'm not doing any diet. I eat carbs. The second time around, you eat. I need the energy!"