Jessica Alba Plans on Being a Tough Mother

Jessica Alba Plans on Being a Tough Mother

05/19/2008 AT 10:05 AM EDT

Until Jessica Alba and fiancé Cash Warren's baby girl arrives this summer, the pregnant actress is stopping to smell the roses – though she's aware of the serious challenges she'll soon face.

"At the end of the day I am so tired I can't function or speak and my eyes glaze over," Alba, 27, tells Fit Pregnancy magazine for its June/July issue, "but this pregnancy has seriously mellowed me out, which is nice. I've been going, going, going for so long, it feels nice not to take things so seriously."

And though she finds herself craving citrus products during her pregnancy, when it comes to what she'll allow as a mother, she says: "I don't want to be my child's best friend; I want to be a mom. But I do want my child to come to me when they have problems and need to talk, so it's going to be about treading that line."
Stephen M. Silverman

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