Some actresses spend their pregnancies clutching over-sized purses to conceal their growing bump, but not Poppy Montgomery — and she couldn’t be happier about it. When the producers of Without A Trace agreed to write her pregnancy into the show’s plot, she decided to make the most of the situation! "I was like, ‘Great! Ben & Jerry’s for breakfast, Ben & Jerry’s for lunch, Ben & Jerry’s for dinner,’" she said Tuesday on Live with Regis and Kelly.
All the ice cream came at a price, however — Poppy gained 67 pounds while carrying son Jackson Phillip Deveraux, 8 months. "I ate, like, everything," she admits. "I would have eaten my desk if I could have fit it into my mouth." When Jackson arrived, Poppy says she feared "he was going to weigh at least 15 pounds," but he was instead a healthy 7 lbs, 4 oz. The weight gain was ultimately a price worth paying. Of Jackson, Poppy, 36, said "he’s the love of my life" — and in a separate interview with The Early Show she called motherhood "amazing," proclaiming, "I’m in love with my baby boy."
Jackson is the first child for Poppy and her boyfriend Adam Kaufman.
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