Ali Landry: Estela Is ‘Living It Up’ on Vacation in Louisiana

07/29/2011 at 05:00 PM ET
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She may be busy preparing for the October arrival of her second child with husband Alejandro Monteverde, but Ali Landry is temporarily suffering from an empty nest!

The couple’s first child — daughter Estela Ines, 4 — is currently spending time with Landry’s mother in Louisiana and the expectant mama is more than feeling the loss.

“I have to threaten her to talk to her. I have to say, ‘I’m going to come and get you if you don’t talk to me on the phone!'” the model, 38, told PEOPLE during the Lia Sophia Social Fashion Soiree at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood on Tuesday.

“I asked her the other day, ‘Are you ready for Mommy to come get you?’ and she said, ‘Not yet … It’s a little late tonight. I need to go to sleep.'”

While Estela “is living it up and having a good time,” Landry is taking advantage of her free time by preparing for baby. After being unable to nest before giving birth to her daughter — the couple were busy remodeling their new house — the actress is more than making up for it now.

“I am in major nesting mode right now in this pregnancy. I have touched every single corner, every single drawer in my house,” she shares. “It just feels so good to get your house organized and clean, especially with the phase that I’m in now.”

And that’s not the only thing that is falling into place for Landry: after a rough first trimester, in which she quickly packed on most of her pounds, she reveals it all has balanced out beautifully.

“I was eating like a man, out of control. I was working out a lot, like three times a week. My routine was hardcore, but I was eating like a little piglet and it was all carbs because I was really nauseous,” she laughs. “Now I’m eating extremely healthy — not that I’m even trying to — but I just eat what I crave.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Reagan Alexander

FILED UNDER: Exclusive , Maternity , News , Parenting

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RKF on

Maybe it’s an odd angle, but her face looks “different.”

Maggie on

I think her face has really filled out. She still has a tiny belly, probably because she’s tall, but I think she looks much softer and more womanly. And wow I love that dress.

Jordan Matthews on

some is Def nesting lol!! I think its a girl…she look beautiful as always

Mira on

She’s not aging very well, imho.

Dahlia on

When a woman becomes mother, there are a lot of change.

I think she looks warmer and beatitful.

guest on

ali is gorgous and her daughter is one of the prettiest celeb babies ive ever seen-most beautiful eyes. Ali definitely has her priorities straight and puts family first

showbizmom on

She looks so happy and I agree her daughter is super cute. Yay for parents taking the kids for a couple weeks in the summer. Mine are in Korea and I miss them, but sometimes we need a break and her case some time to nest.

Amber on

cheek implants or pregnancy? hmmmm…
cute story. i love that her daughter is doing the summers with g-ma. thats how we were raised.

Mindy on

I want to know about that dress!

traci on

I’ve always liked Ali. But, my goodness she has fallen victim to feel the need to butcher her face! Why? It’s obvious she’s had a nose job, lip injections, and somethings up with her cheeck. Her face looks un-natural and also botoxed. What a shame.