Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Laila Ali Reveals She's Expecting Baby #2!
Exciting news for the Conway family! Laila Ali and her husband Curtis Conway are expecting baby #2!
"I am pregnant again! I'm three months, and I'm so excited, my family is excited," said a beaming Ali via a video on People.com. "I'm hoping it's a girl this time!"Laila tells the magazine that her father, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, is excited about becoming a grandfather again.
"My dad is an excellent grandfather," she says. "He loves kids. He loves to kiss them to death."
A former world-class boxer herself, Ali admits it's a challenge to maintain an exercise regime during pregnancy.
"I've noticed I'm putting on weight faster this time, I started showing sooner," she says. "Staying fit is a challenge, even if you are a former world-class athlete such as myself, because you just don't have the energy that you used to have. Also, I have to hold myself back because I want to work harder than I'm able to."When it comes to nutrition,
"Pregnancy isn't 'I can eat whatever I want,' because you have to remember you're going to be stuck with a lot of that weight afterwards that you need to try to get off. So I don't recommend 'grubbing,'" she says, admitting she succumbs to the occasional pregnancy craving.
"I have cravings all the time, even when I'm not pregnant," Ali says. "I made a strawberry shortcake last night." And? "It was great."Due in early April 2011, the new baby will join the couple's son Curtis Jr., who is 2.
posted by Growing Your Baby at 9/29/2010 04:39:00 pm