Jennifer Connelly Finds Her Nausea Sweet Spot

01/07/2011 at 09:00 AM ET
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A weak signal has never felt so good for Jennifer Connelly.

The actress, pregnant with her third child, admits her first trimester was filled with bouts of touch-and-go nausea.

“The first three months were no fun. It was sketchy, like cell phone service sketchy,” Connelly, 40, joked on a Wednesday appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, shortly before heading to Chicago for The Dilemma premiere.

“I have to stand in one spot in my apartment to make a phone call. It was like that with the nausea.”

And what was Connelly’s sweet spot?

“I had to stand in one spot, which happened to be in front of my refrigerator, which was open, with me dipping pretzels in cream cheese and stuffing them in my mouth,” she laughs. “If I did that, I was good.”

– Anya Leon

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Beth on

She looks beautiful!!! You can definitely see that glow :)

Kristin on

Ha ha, she’s cute.

Nella on

She looks great! Definitely has that motherly glow

Corrie on

She is beautiful – I adore her! I hope it’s a girl. :)

JKK on

Beautiful baby bump, ugly dress

Linda on

Oh come on-she’s adorable but that dress is about the fugliest I’ve ever seen!

jill on

Beautiful! Hope its a healthy baby!!

Paul was just on the radio here where I live. Great interview!

Debra on

Probably having a boy

Alexia on

She looks beautiful! I wish her a healthy baby, regardless of sex.

Tag-me on

Ahh what a lovely smile…genuinely glowing with love. I wish her all the best during her pregnancy.

Lisa on

Right on Alexia!! I wish her the best too, no matter boy or girl. I’m sure she is so excited to have another lil baby in her arms!!

Vin Smith on

Lovely lady, great talent. Jennifer will be a superlative mom.

Sue on

She looks great but that dress is just horrible!

Maddie on

She looks very serene – i agree the dress is not the best choice, the bump is so cute though!

Charlotte on

I love her! I’m so happy for her and Paul on this baby :) She looks amazing.

Shoshana on

Aww, so lovely!! I actually really like the dress! It looks elegant AND comfortable, which seems like a rare find in Hollywood. In any case, I can’t wait to hear more baby updates about her!

Stacey on

I like the dress. She looks beautiful!

B.R on

She is very beautiful. The pregnancy seems to agree with her she is glowing. As for the dress not my favorite but not the worse I have seen either. I wish her and Paul a healthy happy baby, and a quick and easy delivery to her, I am sure that Kai and Stellan can not wait to meet their new brother or sister

CelebBabyLover on

Obviously I hope first and foremost that the baby is healthy….but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t curious as to what a little girl of theirs would look like! :)

Also, according to old wives’ tales, lots of morning sickness means a girl. ;)

CelebBabyLover on

Just to clarify, I fully realize that morning sickness is definitely NOT always an indicator of gender. I was just throwing it out there in the way a lot of people go, “She’s carrying low, so it must be a boy!”. :)

Jsilly on

Love her! She’s so cute.

Also, don’t believe old wives tales. I had morning sickness until my 20th week and I had a boy.

Imo on

She looks very pretty. I wish them a healthy baby!

I have never to found wive tales to be even close to accurate.

Jessica on

Wishes for a happy healthy baby!

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