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Only days away from her November 30th due date, Judy Reyes is finally ready to face her longtime fear: a baby!
“I’ve never been a baby person; babies always scared the living s–t out of me. I’ve always been afraid to drop them or hurt them,” the expectant mama reveals in the December issue of Pregnancy magazine.
However, set to welcome a daughter with her boyfriend George Valencia, the Scrubs star has allowed the growing excitement to overcome any other emotion!
“Now every little [baby] thing I see, I’m like, ‘Ooh, my God!’ I can’t stop. In other words, I drank the Kool-Aid.”
In preparation for the couple’s impending bundle of joy, the pair have kept busy with trips to the hospital for the standard tour and “a couple of classes,” including pain-management.
On her own, Judy has also been increasing her visits to her therapist!
“I just hope to combine the working-class ways of the daughter from an immigrant group in the Bronx and all those glorious benefits of someone whose made an incredible life — without spoiling the kid,” she explains.
Joking that her worries are “the kind of serious deep s–t that plagues a woman in her last trimester,” Judy’s soul-searching has left her with at least one certainty: there will be no camera crew in this family’s future.
“So through all this L.A. beach, hippie, George Clooney, Angelina [Jolie] stuff, I wonder, ‘How do I balance this existence so that this child really understands?’ I guess you try to live by example and you don’t end up on a reality show.”
Much like her sudden love for everything baby, Judy has also come across another new obsession: nap time. Never one to catch a few minutes of sleep during the day before she became pregnant, the actress laughs, these days, she is all about the shut-eye!
“I’m not a napper, but I have been partying hard with the napping during this pregnancy,” she jokes. “It’s been the equivalent of clubbing for me. I’m like, ‘Ooh, I can’t wait until 2:30 and I can sleep for an hour!”
Click below to see what Judy wants her daughter to inherit from her.
As her pregnancy days draw to an end and her journey into motherhood looms, Judy marvels at the impact baby girl-on-the-way has already had on her mom.
“As I feel this life growing and moving inside of me, all of a sudden everything else is not as important,” Judy declares. “There’s a level of perspective that is changing.”
Although the new found feelings often leave the mama-to-be at a loss of words, she is — slowly — preparing herself!
“It frightens me, but I’m getting ready for it…Other than that, I don’t know s–t.”
One thing Judy does know? She wants her daughter to inherit, among other things, some of her mama’s good looks!
“I hope that she has perspective, a good sense of humor, patience, perseverance, and that she really just hangs in there to do what she’s passionate about,” she says. “And has a dazzling smile like her mom!”
Source: Pregnancy; December issue