MOLLY OPENS UP

The best things in life aren’t al­ways planned! The ex­pec­tant star gets real about her third — sur­prise — preg­nancy

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Molly Sims tells In Touch all about her sur­prise preg­nancy at age 43.

Hap­pily mar­ried with two kids and a suc­cess­ful ca­reer, Molly Sims thought her life was com­plete. Then came a huge sur­prise: Another baby was on the way! “I’m a bit older, so I just never thought it was go­ing to hap­pen,” the 43-year-old mom to Brooks, 4, and Scar­lett, 19 months, with pro­ducer hubby Scott Stu­ber, tells In Touch. “We were shocked.” Now in her third trimester (the baby is due near the end of the year), the model and ac­tress can’t wait to meet the new­est fam­ily mem­ber. “I’m so ex­cited,” says Molly, who re­cently teamed up with Dreft for the launch of Amer­ica’s Messi­est Baby con­test. “I couldn’t feel any luck­ier or happi- er.” Here, she talks preg­nancy crav­ings, baby weight — and how she han­dles “mommy guilt.”

Con­grats! How are you feel­ing? MS: Def­i­nitely not as sick. Be­fore, I wasn’t able to eat, but now I want to eat all the time! I’m on the other end of the pen­du­lum.

Any spe­cific crav­ings? MS: Salt, tur­key and dark choco­late things. I had hot choco­late be­fore I went to bed last night.

Are you do­ing any­thing dif­fer­ently with this preg­nancy? MS: I’m ex­er­cis­ing more — al­though if I ex­er­cise too much, I find that I’m starv­ing! So I’m do­ing a lit­tle bit of Pi­lates, a lit­tle bit of yoga and a lit­tle bit of car­dio.

Do you have a plan to lose the baby weight? MS: My first preg­nancy, I was 204 pounds when I went to the hos­pi­tal. I have a lit­tle bit of a thy­roid prob­lem. So we’re try­ing to put a plan to­gether now.

Do you feel pres­sure to lose it quickly? MS: Yes! It’s very hard. You spend the last two months be- ing preg­nant think­ing, “How am I go­ing to get the weight off ?”

That’s stress­ful. MS: I’ve al­ways said this about mod­el­ing: It’s not like you wake up one day like, “Oh, I’m not go­ing to worry about [my weight]!” I al­ways have to watch it.

What’s the hard­est part of be­ing a preg­nant mom of two? MS: Mommy guilt and time man­age­ment. I’ve made it my pri­or­ity to carve out time to spend with each of them sep­a­rately. I’ll do the same with Baby No. 3.

How do you bal­ance all of that with work? MS: I al­ways tell my­self to pick a lane. When I’m work­ing, I’m all work. When I’m with my fam­ily, they’re my pri­or­ity.

How has moth­er­hood changed your life? MS: I went from tak­ing 10-minute show­ers to 37-sec­ond show­ers. I went from hav­ing a sched­ule I thought was crazy to one that’s even cra­zier. But ev­ery day I get to watch my ba­bies grow up in front of me — so I feel more blessed than I ever have! ◼

ON THE JOB “It’s good for kids to get dirty,” says Molly, at an Amer­ica’s Messi­est Baby event for Dreft.

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