Kristin Cavallari Is ‘Nervous’ Camden Will Feel Replaced By New Baby

03/27/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

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Kristin Cavallari‘s life could not seem more ideal at the moment.

Even though she’s juggling being a mom to son Camden Jack, 19 months, with cohosting her new show Fabulist and prepping for another boy on the way in May, the former star of The Hills lives a considerably less chaotic life than the one she had during her reality TV heyday.

Making a way for herself in the Windy City, parenting comes effortlessly to Cavallari, who gets by with help from her husband, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

“He’s such an amazing dad,” the Fit Pregnancy cover girl recently told PEOPLE. “I honestly couldn’t ask for a better dad. He’s really sweet with Camden. He plays with him all the time. He’s on the floor with him rolling around and goofing off.”

The endearing side underneath Cutler’s tough-guy exterior is not something easily spotted by everyone. “Jay really does have a very sweet side, and he only lets a select few see that,” Cavallari explains. “But I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.”

One of the most exciting parts about adding another member to their family is upgrading Camden’s living space. “We’re getting Camden’s big boy room ready,” Cavallari says. “He loves his new room, so I think he’ll be excited about that.”

But according to the TV personality, Camden isn’t necessarily aware of why he’s moving on up.

“We try to tell him there’s a baby inside Mommy’s belly. He doesn’t really understand that,” she shares. “We’ll be like, ‘Camden, do you want to be a big brother?’ and he’ll shake his head no.”

But once reality does hit her little one, she expects he will be a great big brother.

“He’s really a sweet little boy,” Cavallari says. “When I have play dates, he’s really more interested in the babies than the older boys and girls. Any time a baby comes over, he’s really concerned about the baby and wants to hug it and give it kisses.”

Cavallari just hopes her elder son doesn’t get the wrong idea.

“I’m nervous,” she says. “I don’t want him to feel like he’s being replaced. I know the first few months are going to be hard when I’m breastfeeding all the time. We’re just going to try to be so careful to make sure he’s still getting a lot of attention, knows he’s still extremely loved and this baby is in no way taking his spot.”

Luckily, designing a new room for Camden is the only big expense Cavallari and Cutler have had to shell out for the new addition. “We literally did not have to buy anything, not one thing,” the former Laguna Beach star explains.

“I got him a new blanket and a little rattle and a couple of little things, but overall, I haven’t had to get anything. It’s been really easy. The second time around, you know exactly what to expect and we’re just ready.”

She adds: “The first time, you’re anxious, you’re nervous, you’re excited, you have so many emotions. It’s like the closer you get to your due date, you’re ready but you’re also not quite ready, so you don’t mind if the baby stays in there. But this one, I’m like, ‘Let’s get him out here, I want to see him, I just want to hold him and see what he looks like.’ I’m just really excited more than anything.”

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C on

I think she should be nervous about her son dying unnecessarily of measles or meningitis, instead.

AQ on

“We literally did not have to buy anything, not one thing,” the former Laguna Beach star explains.

“I got him a new blanket and a little rattle and a couple of little things, but overall, I haven’t had to get anything.”

Someone doesn’t know that saying “we literally haven’t had to buy one thing” means NOT ONE THING

Cruz on

“The second time, you know exactly what to expect” Don’t be so sure!!!

Ange on

The bigger concern should be her kids and their not receiving the proper vaccinations.

sue on

Ditto on the vaccination comments. If the readers live in California you may have heard there’s a measles outbreak in Orange County. Really, just check the news this week.

Lisa on

Unfortunately, I will never be able to read another thing about her again without immediately thinking about the terrible choice she has made not to vaccinate her children. She should be more afraid of her son getting measles or whooping cough. God forbid her older son pass on whooping cough to the baby, which can be very dangerous for infants.

Marcia on

WHY is this woman in People again?! She does nothing.

Anonymous on

Please make it stop.

Really on

Agree with C/Ange/Sue/Lisa 100%!

Laura on

Agree about the vaccine comments. She should be more worried about that.

Mariel on

The thing I don’t like so much about Kristin is her tendency to speak with such conviction about things she can’t be so sure about. All babies are different. She may find her first one was easy, while her second one could turn out to be a handful.

sam on

he will only feel replaced if you SUCK AS A PARENT

Kim on

While I am someone that did vaccinate my kids, being a mom means getting to make decisions for your family. Just because you don’t agree with her there is no need to be mean. All you moms out there that DECIDED for YOUR family to vaccinate, that’s fantastic, but you dont get to make that decision for other families. So to dislike her or say mean things just because she doesnt make the same choices as you is really unfair. It’s the same as mom’s that breastfeed. Just because a mother chooses not to do it, doesnt make her less of a mother and it doesnt mean that you are right and she is wrong.

Anonymous on

people all over the world have more than one child. So annoying that she acts like the only person ever to have a second child.

jen on

Does anyone care what Kristin thinks, if she does think at all. She and Jay are the perfect couple, just feel sorry for the kids.

Chet on

Good lord is she annoying.

Rachel on

Well hopefully her son isn’t playing too much with the other kids and newborn babies considering he isn’t even properly protected against disease.

Sharron on

I was never a fan of Kristin during her Reality TV days, but she seems like such a sweet mom . . . very caring, loving and concerned about the well being of her kids. While I know several of you will rail against her because of her vaccine choices . . . give her a break. As moms, all any of us are doing is trying to make the best decisions for our family . . . no one has all the answers.

I think there are certainly merits to letting your kids get sick and letting the body build up immunities naturally instead and possibly having a stronger immune system later in life . . . not dissimilar to the current medical debate regarding playing in the dirt and less allergies.

rsd82 on

High school drop outs make the best moms!!

lizzy3433 on

There is literally not one work in this article about vaccinations. She made a decision for her family and you made one for yours…accept it. I chose to vaccinate my daughter, but the reality is that I don’t actually know if in 10 years we’re going to find out that was the wrong decision. Nor do we know if she’s making the wrong decision.

Like a lot of people (although I’m sure not you), I tend to believe a lot of the things I hear without doing as much research as I maybe should because it’s easier or I trust the source. I just don’t feel like I’m in a position to definitively say she’s wrong at this point in time.

This was a nice article about her new child and her feelings about that. Why does it seem so hard for some people to concentrate on something positive?

Keira on

I used to find her annoying, but since she’s become a mom, I’ve grown to like her. I don’t agree with her vaccine choice, but as a mom, we’re hit with so much information and no matter what in someone’s eyes we’re making the wrong decision. It’s hard, so I never judge other moms and just worry about my own kids.

Mary on

I thought the second one would be a snap, boy was I wrong, my first one was easier than the second. Second one was born early and had fluid in her lungs and threw up every day for 5 months. At that time I had 2 in diapers and all I seem to do was laundry, feeding and cleaning up puke.

AbbyDogg on

This woman sounds dumber every time she makes a comment. What an idiot. Why do they let some people reproduce?!?

Anonymous on

What an airhead! Get your kids vaccinated instead so they don’t infect everyone else!

Guest on

Please stop saying “literally.” Now.

Dee on

This woman is really too ignorant to be reproducing.

elleryplatt on

@Kim- You are right that as parents we have the right to make decisions we feel are right for our family. However, the majority of decisions we make do not affect other families. If I choose to breastfeed (or not) and if I choose to cloth diaper (or not), I am not affecting any other families. However, if I choose not to vaccinate my children, anyone that comes into contact with my unvaccinated children are at risk for any of the diseases that unvaccinated children can carry.

For anyone that says, if your child is vaccinated, they won’t be at risk, that is false. If the child is put into the middle of an outbreak, they can most certainly contract it. Vaccines only help so much. Children that have had the chicken pox vaccine can still get it if their daycare center has an outbreak.

Finally, I believe the diagnosis of autism is the ADHD of the 90’s. Doctors use autism as their go-to diagnosis when a child develops a little slower than their peers or doesn’t behave like the “normal” child.

anonymous on

rs82 — is the “82” your age (senile, perhaps?) or your IQ (’nuff said).


She should be more worried about her son and soon son to be getting deathly ill while attending school or going anywhere public where they can pick up a disease from any child man or woman who may have been in contact with a disease that is totally preventable with immunizations.
Such a ditz!!! Protect your babies!!!!!

Jennifer on

She should be worrying about her boys dying of complications of the measles and other diseases. She is so stupid!

lex on

Given her stance on vaccinations her son should be worried.

Tina on

The kids not nervous about being a big brother, rather dying of an unnecessary disease because of his idiot parents. Ask the people that died of small pox & polio if they wish there had been available vaccinations. The whole autism arguement has been disproven over & over. God people are dumb!!!!!

Eli on

Well, when one of her kids dies of an illness that was practically eradicated until these idiot anti-vaxxers came along, the other one won’t feel replaced any more.

Ladybug on

I would be nervous, too, if my child was at risk for
dangerous diseases because he wasn’t vaccinated.

Blah on

Please stop using your uterus as a way to stay relevant.

Lolah on

So if her child, or any child for that matter who isn’t vaccinated, brings whooping cough or the measles or some other potentially life threatening illness to school which ends up killing another child or children, I guess we’ll just chalk it up to life. And whoops, I guess that’s a learning experience for that parent and now they learned and won’t do it again. Oh and sorry that your child died in the crosshairs of my ignorance.

The idea that children just need to build up their immune system on their own is so dangerous. Bacteria and viruses evolve at such exponential rates, the idea that the human body can just magically defend itself against such deadly killers is preposterous. That’s the whole point to vaccines. They are the helpers that help build up that immune system and until science can come up with an end all cure all vaccine that we take once and we’re protected forever, this will have to do. It’s like putting your child in a protective car seat. You as the parent drive cautiously because you want to keep your child safe but that doesn’t mean you drive around with your child flailing about all over the backseat, right? No. You put them in a protective car seat and you put a seatbelt on them because no matter how safe YOU may drive, there are still dangerous drivers out there and you’ll do whatever you can to make sure your child is safe and alive. That’s vaccines, the extra helper.

And I can guarantee the second one of these unvaccinated children got horrifically sick, their parents would be rushing off to doctors and hospitals looking for any help or cure to save their child’s life.

I also have to wonder how some of you defending her or thinking the same way would feel if you encountered someone on the street plagued with some deadly transferable airborne disease and was coughing all over, touching everything and everyone. Would YOU welcome those germs so freely into your airspace or onto your child’s clothes or into your child’s mouth?

No one should have to worry that the person next to them is an incubus of viral plague that could kill them, especially when that plague could easily be treated thanks to immunizations. Thankfully we haven’t had to deal with a plague that has killed entire populations and counties around here and in our lifetime. But we just might in the near future if people keep believing untested, unproven studies that have no factual medical findings.

Anonymous on

She should be nervous about her kid’s vaccination first before worry something else.

Lisa on

@elleryplatt – very well said.

Mary on

She will have to home school her kids, you need shots to get into school.

Rachael on

Oh shut up already! You’re a filthy pig. I feel bad for your kids and husband.

Catherine in Tulsa on

What she should be nervous about is her children contracting a serious disease that could have been easily avoided.

Lane on

Polio has resurfaced, especially among children. It is a terrible crippling disease. She should be more concerned that her children will have no protection from contracting it because she’s a gullible fool not immunizing them.

Tamara on

Unfortunately, there is a chance of him getting replaced since he’s not vaccinated.

Guest with 3 Names on

I honestly do not understand why this woman is front and center all the time. There is something so irritating about her. Like nails scratching the blackboard. Seems to me she just likes to talk.

guest on

He will probably feel like he’s being replaced, but he will be fine after a little while! He will be best friends with his new brother or sister! I went through this, I know!

sarah on

I’d expect an idiot like this not vaccinate.

t on

Really she is due in May? She looks like she doesn’t eat. She must be afraid of gaining too much weight. I’m guessing she just eats fruits and veggies and nothing else. Just as dumb as not vaccinating her children.

Anonymous on

Mary- Actually, you don’t. You can get waivers.

anonymous (the one who took a jab at rsd82)- I feel sorry for any elderly people and/or people with memory loss in your life. Seriously, what an awful attitude to have!

Anyway, I don’t see anything wrong with Kristin’s comments in this article.

Anonymous on

Regarding her comments about vaccines: A lot of people seem to be missing a very important fact- By not vaccinating her sons, Kristen is putting them and other kids at risk of DYING from completely preventable diseases (that’s why vaccines were invented in the first place)!

She’s also putting them, as well as others, at risk of becoming permanently handicapped from a completely preventable disease. Just to name a few examples: Mumps can lead to deafness, as well as sterility in men.

If a pregnant woman contracts German Measles (which generally causes only mild illness in kids) without having either had it or having been vaccinated for it, her unborn baby could end with severe birth defects or be miscarried or stillborn. And Polio, as someone else pointed out, can be terribly crippling.

I just don’t understand why anyone would be willing to gamble with their child’s life!

Kellie on

Love her!! You people with your vaccinations talk, seriously?!! Get a life. It’s an article in People, not Healthy Babies R Us. Geez! Ugly people on here.

Tamara on

Tom23, you’re one of those Mercola trolls, aren’t you?

Amanda on

I see the pro vaxers are out in full force. Kristin didn’t say you shouldn’t get your kids vaccinated and she probably cares very little about the choices you make for your kids. If you believe vaccines work, by all means vaccinate your kids and the unvaccinated people of the world will not harm your precious children. However, many people chose to not let big pharmacy experiment on our children and seeing as autism is increasing at a scary rate and we still aren’t sure why, I prefer to play it safe and have my kids build natural immunity. I have to wonder if all the pro-vaxers have ever had their own immunity tested? You realize childhood vaccines do not provide lifelong immunity, right? Most wear off within a few years. Many adults have no immunity and most have no clue because they don’t push boosters the same way they push childhood vaccines.

Anonymous on

Get your kid vaccinated before talking!

another Amanda on

Why should this mother be bullied and condemned for not wanting to put Formaldehyde, Mercury, Aluminum, and other chemicals into her children. They give way too many shots now. If you’re in your early thirties you only received 10 shots from infant to 4 yrs. Why so many now, are there new diseases that these excessive amount of shots cover, no they don’t. What’s up with the HepB shot, you contract HepB through sex and sharing needles, so why would a newborn infant ( it’s also given 3 more times) ever need that vaccine?

Caitie on

I am laughing SO hard at these comments about unvaccinated children. I’m sorry, do you get a vax record from every child in your kids’ schools or for play dates. There are SO many unvaccinated children that you don’t even KNOW about. So how about you stop worrying and being nasty to a celeb who THINKS she’s doing the right thing and worry that three or four kids in your child’s class are more than likely unvaccinated.

Guest on

This woman is too famous for all these people debating for her kid’s vaccination

Isabel on

The misinformation spread by fools like her is alarming. I can’t believe how many people think her choice doesn’t affect others and what’s most unfortunate is that all of the science in the world won’t fix that type of stupidity.

Dina on

Like someone said already here, I’d be more scared of not having my vaccinations than having a brother. BTW, can he get his shots even if he is older than 4, or 5 years??

valeskas on

I guess, she likes to stay in the public eye, I cannot stand this know it all. By the way, there is a mumps outbreak in Ohio, maybe she should consider vaccinating her babies.

Ken on

This woman looks thin, she is not eating to keep her figure.

Kat on

Caitie – you laugh at the lives of children being put at risk? How sick are you?

A gaggle of loud mouth idiots took a falsified Lancet study and ran with it, resulting in multiple outbreaks of preventable diseases and children’s deaths. The herd protection has let these people feel safe, but it is quickly wearing away.

Alayna on

That is totally normal. Most people are worried about that. My cousin and his wife had their 2nd baby (also a girl) last April and they were worried their first daughter would feel replaced. Both children’s birthdays are only a week and half apart. Luckily it isn’t an issue. But they’re 3 years apart – and Kristen’s sons are a lot closer in age. So you never know.

Guest on

Wrong Kim the choice to breastfeed doesn’t affect society. The choice not to vaccinate does. By not vaccinating you are putting infants and immune compromised people at greater risk. To compare the two is ludicrous.

lc on

This woman is so annoying! She says the dumbest things and reminds me of Kim Kardashian, Fake, fake, fake and everything she says seems like it was rehearsed prior. Shes trying to get people to like her but from the comments, she is failing miserably!