The "Army Wives" star opens up about her second pregnancy.
We first loved her as Lt. Colonel Sarah MacKenzie on the hit TV show "JAG." Now we're watching Catherine Bell portray Denise Sherwood on the Lifetime TV series "Army Wives." Mom to 6 1/2-year-old daughter Gemma, Catherine is now expecting her second child - a boy! - with husband Adam Beason in late summer.
Catherine opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about being "exhausted" during her second pregnancy, how Gemma can't wait to be a big sister, and the possibility of her pregnancy being written into the "Army Wives" script.
Congratulations on your second pregnancy! How are you feeling? Has your second pregnancy been the same as your first?
Catherine Bell: "No, my second pregnancy has not been the same as the first. The first time, I barely felt pregnant with my daughter, Gemma. This time, I've been so exhausted! I also had about a month of nausea, which was not fun, but it's getting a bit better -- and aside from that, I am doing great."
You are expecting a boy this time! Are you excited? Do you have any names picked out?
CB: "I am SO excited! After the baby boy is born, I will have one of each sex. How perfect is that?! Gemma wanted a sister at first, but now she's excited about having a brother and being able to stay the only and favorite girl forever! Right now, we don't have any names picked out yet."
Your first child, daughter Gemma, is 6 1/2 years old. Did you plan on having such a sizeable age-gap between your children?
CB: "It wasn't really a plan. I always knew I wanted two children, but we enjoyed Gemma so much, and the ease of having only one with my travel and work schedule was really nice.
"When we decided to have a second child, we had to get over the hurdle of, 'She's so big and independent now; do we really want to start over with diapers just when she's carrying her own backpack, cleaning up her mess, sleeping through the night,' etc. The final answer was: Absolutely!'"
Are you worried that Gemma will experience any sibling jealousy?
CB: "I am not worried at all. She has been begging us for a sibling for almost two years! She's so excited. She talks to him through my belly all the time and has decided she will be the 'best big sister ever.'"
How will your parenting style differ this time around?
CB: "I think I'll be more relaxed. I have already noticed that I'm not as worried as I was the first time before, and I am not reading every baby book I can get my hands on! For now, I am just enjoying the process and am excited to meet him."