Blake Lively on Being Pregnant During the Summer: ‘I’m Going to Make My Water Break Just So I Can Cool Down’

07/16/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

As if being pregnant doesn’t already put enough strain on your body, try doing it during the dog days of summer!

Blake Lively, who is expecting her second child later this year, knows this discomfort all too well. She opened up to Jimmy Fallon on Friday about what it’s like to carry a baby in the sweltering July heat.

“It should be illegal to be pregnant in New York in July,” she said during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I swear, I’m going to make my water break just so I can cool down.”

Blake Lively summertime pregnancy
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But, Lively added, she’s had to keep her struggles to herself.

“Everybody says, ‘How are you feeling?’ but they don’t really want to hear how you’re feeling,” the 28-year-old said. “They don’t want to sit there while you complain.”

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The actress also revealed that James, her 19-month-old daughter with husband Ryan Reynolds, has quite the colorful vocabulary.

“She says ‘shump’ for jump, ‘shtand’ for stand and if she wants to sit down, it’s ‘s—,’ ” Lively shared. “But I will take that any day over when we take her to the park and we take off her socks — for some reason she doesn’t have her ‘sh’ for socks, she has a ‘c’ for socks…”

Lively joked: “It’s like I have Amy Schumer as a daughter, minus the immense talent!”

— Andrea Park

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steenied on

I am 38 weeks and live in Las Vegas where it’s been 110 every day. I’d trade for NY in a heartbeat!

elegant gypsy on

Good luck, steenied, with your remaining weeks and childbirth! I know exactly what you’re talking about with the heat – I was born and raised in the Mojave Desert. The healthiest times of my life was when I was pregnant with my two children years ago.🙂

Craig on

A great talented actress, a wonderful person and such a beautiful angelic face and figure Compare and contrast her to the creature Kim.

melanie on

Joking about breaking a water bag during pregnancy is just not funny. Many women suffer from PROM during pregnancy and their water bags break open early and most of time lose the baby. It’s a devastating experience.

Jenny on

People also get kidnapped/mugged/raped/murdered while going to parks…does that mean she shouldn’t talk about taking her daughter to one?
Lighten up, Melanie. You don’t need to find a reason to be offended by everything.

Viola on

Jenny, Melanie has a valid point! BOTH of my kids were early. My oldest due to PROM, my youngest was induced due to lack of waters. They both have had to struggle since birth! Both have developmental delay. Both had to be under bili-lights/biliblanket to combat jaundice because their kidneys weren’t functioning properly due to prematurity. Both couldn’t hold their own temps, suck/swallow/breathe, nor take in enough oxygen. All of that in their first few DAYS of life and I could have lost them at any time. Luckily they are 11 and 4 now but both are still struggling. Both are still behind developmentally because of their prematurity. It’s people who have never had the experience that make irresponsible comments and joke about delivering early when it is NOTHING to joke about.

Sam on

Leave it to the miserable shrews on here to get offended over a harmless and humorous remark. Your kids must love spending time with you.

Aja on

Miserable because we point out a fact! Wow we aren’t miserable and our kids have a great time with us. Harmless, Funny-not to us! We aren’t laughing because we have dealt with our children being born early and the reality of how there life is and don’t wish that on anyone. Yes pregnancy is difficult but I would think goal is to have a healthy baby you can take home then a baby born sooner than planned and watching the heart outside of your chest fight for their life and have medical issues. So Sorry but NOT SORRY that we care and know the reality of premature birth and don’t wish it on anyone.

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