WB’s Sister, Sister, talks with us about the gender guessing game, balancing it all and, yep — even that nudie preggo pic. The Bump : How did you find out you were pregnant? Tia Mowry : I knew something was going on when I didn’t get my period, so I went ahead dimitry parenting took a pregnancy test.
I was so excited when I saw the positive sign that I couldn’t stop jumping up and down and crying. I actually was working in Atlanta at the time, so I was away from my husband . I called him right away, but he was in such shock that he didn’t believe me. I took a picture of the test with my phone and sent it to him for proof! TB : How did you spill the news to your family? TM : After I called Cory, I called my mom, dad, brothers and friends immediately.
It was really important for me to tell my sister in person, though. I wanted to see her expression when she heard the news. I had to wait two weeks until I got to see her, and believe me, it was _hard _to keep the news from her for that long! It wasn’t just hard for me, but my parents and brothers had to keep it hush-hush too. TB : Do you know baby’s gender? I _needed _to know the gender — I couldn’t wait to find out until birth. It was actually pretty funny because we were first told that there was an 85 percent chance that the baby was a girl.
Luckily, we hadn’t bought anything for the nursery. The whole gender debacle is still in the back of my mind, so our nursery is a neutral pale yellow and buttercream, just in case! TM : The tradition in our family is for the baby’s first name to start with the first letter of the father’s name. We couldn’t let him get away without it! TB : What have you been most surprised by throughout your pregnancy? TM : I had _no _idea I would be this tired!
I’d _love _to get 15 hours of sleep each night, but that’s not realistic. I can’t take the usual energy boosters I’m used to — coffee, energy drinks, etc. I take naps as often as I can, which is pretty hard since I’m still working. Eating greens has helped a little bit, but I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I’m going to be tired. TB : Have you received any great parenting advice?