Ginnifer Goodwin: Second Pregnancy Wearing Her Out

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Ginnifer Goodwin is pregnant for the second time, and is finding this pregnancy to be exhausting.

The Once Upon a Time and Zootopia star said in a recent interview with People magazine that running after her 21-month-old son Oliver is surely contributing to her constant fatigue. In fact, she laughs when she remembers thinking she was tired the first time around, calling that level of exhaustion "laughable."

“Now I’m running after a toddler, working on a series and doing a press tour,” Ginnifer Goodwin says.

Despite her exhaustion, the actress is doing well. Her busy life is making the pregnancy pass quickly as well.

“The first time you feel like you are pregnant for four years,” she says. “This time, I don’t know how many weeks I am. I have to reference my date book!”

Ginnifer Goodwin is loving preparing Oliver for when the new baby arrives.

“He definitely understands the concept of a baby,” she says. “He pulls up my shirt every day and pats my belly and says, ‘Hello baby.’ We kept telling him your brother can hear you. So he just pushes his face into my belly and talks.”

As most parents do, Ginnifer Goodwin and husband Josh Dallas often reminisce about an easier life prior to having kids.

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“My husband and I were talking the other day and saying, ‘Remember the days when we would just go to the movies and read a book and just take a nap? All of the free time we took for granted,’” she says.

Neither one of them would change a thing, however.

“And my husband said, ‘And we would give it all up, all over again, for that look on his face after he has been dunked in the swimming pool and he just comes up out of the water with pure joy on his face,’” she adds.

Ginnifer Goodwin will soon add "mom of two" to her repertoire, and she'll likely balance it all perfectly. The actress may be tired during this pregnancy, but she will no doubt redefine the word when she's up with two children in the middle of the night--then heading off to work the next day.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.