First-time mamas-to-be go through a lot they aren’t really prepared for because they’ve never grown a tiny human before! There are so many changes that the body goes through that many women have to adjust in ways they haven’t before. It’s all a part of the process and it seems that actress, director, and activist Eva Longoria is finding that out first hand.
The 42-year-old is pregnant with her first child and she got a little nostalgic for her pre-pregnancy body in a recent flashback Friday post on Instagram. The actress is possibly most well known for her role as fiery, knockout Gabrielle Solis in television hit series Desperate Housewives, her body has always been in tip top shape.
But don’t get the multitalented beauty wrong, she’ll take the extra pounds and changing body in stride because she’s so happy she’s becoming a mother. Longoria actually never had the intention of having children of her own until marrying her current husband Jose Baston. When she became a stepmother to his three children, she started to really consider the prospect of motherhood on a fully broad spectrum.
On December 19th, Longoria confirmed the pregnancy and is currently 6 months along. She’s expecting a baby boy and she couldn’t be more elated. Longoria has been very transparent about her pregnancy journey and has been documenting her life through social media. Whether it’s her lounging around in workout gear, her super cute Christmas pajamas, or championing for women during #TimesUp events, she is doing so while positively glowing. She also continues to work on directorial projects as she’s been spending a lot of her time behind the camera.
Despite saying that she and her husband were in no rush to have babies as he already had three, it seems that changed when Longoria realized she wanted to try. Coupled with her age, it may have been a decision that they had to make sooner rather than later. Longoria is feeling extra grateful and blessed during this journey and has publically thanked all of her family and friends for being so supportive and loving her little bambino so much already.