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Ali Landry’s Morning Sickness Solution? Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

06/23/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
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It was a bumpy start for Ali Landry, but now having sailed into her second trimester, the model’s pregnancy has finally turned a corner.

“I feel great, I really do. The second trimester kicked in and it’s like I have full energy, so everything is great,” Landry told PEOPLE at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation A Time For Heroes Picnic on June 12.

Due with her second child this October — she and husband Alejandro Monteverde are already parents to daughter Estela Ines, 3½ — Landry quickly found her solution to surviving the daily morning sickness.

“I was definitely more nauseous — basically morning, noon, and night and eating horribly, like tons of carbs,” she shares. “Grilled cheese sandwiches, that was my thing.”

Now the couple are getting excited about their upcoming arrival and although they already know the sex of the baby, they’re not sharing!

“We’re not saying because I keep having dreams that it’s the opposite of what the doctor has said,” Landry explains.

“Sometimes they will confuse the umbilical cord for a piece of male anatomy, and it’s not really that, so in my mind I’m like, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t believe the doctors!’ I’ll believe it when I see it.”

Left up to Landry, 37, the family would welcome a second daughter as she admits having a son would be venturing into uncharted territory.

“All I’ll say is that I have a lot of amazing girl clothes and I have everything for a girl, so that would be really, really great and easy,” she says. “And if it’s a boy, I will be really nervous because I have no idea what to do with a boy because I am a girl and I have a girl!”

But while she may already have experience with her first pregnancy, Landry has had to face — and welcome! — some new changes her second time around.

“This time I have so much going on [body-wise]. I have to get it together because there are areas that are expanding that I have no idea what to do with, especially the back side,” she reveals of her postpartum exercise plans.

“I was like, ‘I finally see what Kim Kardashian feels like, having what’s going on back there!’ I don’t know! Do I drape it? Do I cover it? Do I enhance it? I don’t think I can embrace this. There is no embracing!”

As for soon-to-be big sister Estela, Landry laughs, she occasionally has her doubts when it comes to her daughter’s readiness!

“I will think she is prepared … then yesterday we were at an event and there was a pretend baby that was really heavy. I saw her hold it and the head flop back and I was like, ‘Oh, great! She just broke the baby’s neck!’”

– Anya Leon with reporting by Reagan Alexander

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Sarah S. on

I’m not a big fan of hair bows on girls over 2 yrs. old., but I do like Estela’s green skirt (or dress).

Alana on

I was about to go on the rant for the so called morning sickness(i call it all day sickness), but i spare rest of the readers of my suffering experience. I’m glad that Ali is through it and enjoying her 2 trimester! Happy and healthy pregnancy and it’s all going to fall into places once the 2nd baby comes, i’m sure Estella is estatic to be a big sister, she’ll learn how to be one when the time comes!;_)))

P.S. can’t wait for 2nd trimester, maybe i’ll feel like a human again soon!

Tieraney on

Uh, sounds like she’s saying its a boy by the comment about not believing the doctors about the umbilical cord.

Stella Bella on

I know just how she feels. I was so ill in the first trimester with my daughter that I was practically living on mac ‘n cheese. Next time I’m just gonna barf my brains out. The weight gain wasn’t worth it, although I did get it all off in the end. Sigh.

Nella on

I love grilled cheese sandwiches and I am not pregnant haha! Ali looks wonderful, i think she will have a little boy, although she might not feel like she will know what to do with a boy, she has her husband around who I hope will be a male influence on him and will do boy things with him. She will figure it out and I’m sure there’s plenty of fun things they will do. I don’t have kids yet, but I am very feminine,grew up mainly around women and not into sports, except maybe watching some sports…so for me when I have kids one day, I could relate more with raising a girl because of my personality, but who knows, every child is different regardless of the gender so my fear of that is gone, I guess parents just have to go with the flow.

alise on

Love the hairbows on Estela! She always looks super adorable :)

meme on

Love, love, love what Ali is wearing.

Tee on

I’m sure they will be thrilled with either a son or a daughter! And if grilled cheese is what it took to get her through the first trimester, all power to her!

anon on

hahaha, can totally relate; first two months I was downing fruits fruits fruits and then the 9th week hit and oh my gosh the only thing I could keep down was Burger King.

I like her sense of humor, especially re: her growing backside!

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