Tamera Mowry-Housley is in her third trimester of pregnancy and has opened up about her experiences. “I’m starting to feel pregnant! I feel blessed to have an easy pregnancy—a lot of women don’t have that experience. I feel the extra weight and my feet swell if I’m standing too long,” explains the actress.
The former ‘Sister, Sister’ star just wrapped up filming Christmas Angel in which she takes on the role as mom of the household. She plans to release a novel with her sister soon, but for now the newlywed and mom-to-be is getting comfortable in her new skin. “I love to show off my baby bump! I don’t like to hide it with big shirts and big dresses. I think pregnant women are beautiful. It’s kind of weird, but I’ve noticed that I’ve been a lot more daring with my style since I’ve gotten pregnant. I just feel so empowered as a woman. I’ve never felt so confident before in my life and it’s kind of ironic—maybe because this is the first time in my life where I don’t have to worry about sucking in my gut,” says the newlywed.
Although she shares a birthday and other things with her sister, Tamera says that her pregnancy is much different than Tia’s. “A lot of people think that because we’re twins and we’re sisters, we’ve experienced the same thing. Ironically, we haven’t. Of course, we’ve gone through the same general stuff. But my sister had more of a difficult time than I did. It just goes to show that every pregnancy is different.”
Being with child may have its ups and downs, but the best part of pregnancy for Tamera is seeing feeling her baby boy. “Feeling my son kick [is the best part of pregnancy]! He has to be a very active, happy baby because this boy is forever kicking! I don’t know if this is weird, but I get really excited for my doctor visits because I know that I get to see him. We get an ultrasound every single time we go, so I know that Adam and I will be able to see him. I get so giddy and so excited. That’s what I love about being pregnant—feeling him kick and knowing that he’s moving and that he seems to be happy!”
Housley adds, “I feel like I’m a mom already even though my child isn’t born because I’m already making sacrifices. Your immune system isn’t the best when you’re pregnant, and you can’t take medicines that other people can. I caught a really bad cold. I’ve been going through what a cold really feels like! But I smile when I think about the fact that I’m already making sacrifices for my child. I’m going through this for him. Although I may feel like crap today, I’m doing it for him because I want him to be the healthiest baby he can be. I also don’t have as much energy as I used to. I can’t exercise like I want to. Those are sacrifices that I happily make for my son.”
Tamera and husband Adam Housley are expecting their first child in October.