Jenna Elfman Shares Story's Sleeping Schedule Secrets

01/06/2010 at 05:00 PM ET
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She may already be a mom to 2-year-old Story Elias, but Jenna Elfman‘s second pregnancy has brought about its fair share of surprises.

Not only has she experienced a sudden baby belly growth spurt, but the expectant mama — due with a boy in March — is suffering from sheer exhaustion this time around.

“The first pregnancy I was developing, I wasn’t going to work every day and I wasn’t chasing a 2-year-old,” she tells David Letterman during a Monday night visit to the Late Show (pictured at left after the taping).

“I napped, I was well-rested, but this one is quite different because I’m working every day, I’m promoting the show, [and] raising a 2-year-old.”

That said, while she may be feeling the effects of having two children in two years, Jenna is looking forward to the day she can sit on the sidelines during play time.

“I’m hoping that they entertain each other because right now it’s Mama!” she laughs.

Fortunately, Story has been giving Jenna a well-deserved break; The toddler received a “massive” Thomas the Train set for Christmas and is understandably thrilled. And while the Accidentally on Purpose actress admits the new toy is meant in part to keep Story occupied, Jenna confesses her gift was also intended as a bit of bribery!

“I’m trying to get him to sleep through the night, so I promised him, ‘If you sleep through the night, you get a choo-choo’ and he’s been doing it!” she confesses.

“I have a whole collection of choo-choos prewrapped and they’re ready to go. Manipulation, but it’s okay!”

Reiterating that Story is very excited about the impending arrival — placing his hands on Jenna’s belly and offering plenty of kisses — the soon-to-be mother-of-two is already anticipating a different tune once her new son arrives.

“The second the baby comes and I’m like attending to the kid [Story’s] going to be like, ‘RAWR!'”

Story and baby-on-the-way are Jenna’s children with husband Bodhi.

Source: Late Show with David Letterman

— Anya

FILED UNDER: Maternity , News , Parenting

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emily on

I love her…I think she is one of the most beautiful actresses! It feels like she has been pregnant forever and she carries soooo low… I think it’s because she has a long torso,maybe?

Margot on

Wow, if she gets much bigger, she’s going to explode…!😀

Bubs must be lying funny, sideways or something. She looks full-term (and then some!), so if she’s still got at least eight weeks to go… he must be doing something strange in there!

She seems very happy🙂

daniela on

emily, I was just about to say the same exact thing. She carries so low, I’ve never really seen anyone carry that low before. Regardless, she looks amazing preggers!

Sarah on

Sorry, but I really think she’s trying to pull the wool over the pap’s eyes (a good thing)–she definitely looks like she’ll deliver in February!!

CelebBabyLover on

Sarah- She’s probably just like Naomi Watts (both times) and Isla Fischer. Everyone thought those two ladies would deliver at least a month before they actually did (and for the record, Jenna actually looks tiny compared to those two ladies when they were pregnant!)!🙂

Shelly on

I have three very young sons and two extra vertabrae that have no disk between them! Then I have a sacaram that moves. Aslo My psoas muscle(biggest muscle in back and that supports hips) it torn. I carried low. The heads were in the birth canal at five months.Very painful. I remember when Jenna was pregnant with Story, I had never seen anyone carry that low. My kids were sitting on my lap by six months=) She is carrying lower than me. Wonder if it is painful for her or just her bodies natural way of carrying her kids?

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