Hayden Panettiere Feeling the Weight of Her Pregnancy Pounds

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Hayden Panettiere has packed on quite a few pounds during her pregnancy and is really beginning to feel the strain on her petite frame.

“I’m five feet, two inches, and I started out at 106 pounds and guess how much I weigh now? Around 145 pounds,” the eight-month-preganant actress told Hello Magazine, via The Daily Mail. “And the worst part is that my feet are still size five and they're going, 'What's going on with all this weight?’ They're about to snap from underneath me with the strain.”

The Nashville star, who showed off her bare baby bump in a Halloween Twitter photo last week, believes some of her weight gain can be attributed to her athletic body.

“I’m still quite muscular, so if you're running around carrying 40 pounds of extra weight, you're going to build extra muscle,” she said.

Not only is Panettiere keen to have her pregnancy over with and return to her normal weight, she is also very excited to see her new little baby girl and hold her for the first time.

“I’m so ready to hold my baby girl,” she said. “I’m going to be a very hands-on mom. I'm thrilled that I am having a girl first because I feel like I know a lot about raising a strong woman. I feel very empowered myself and I think my daughter will, too.”

Panettiere said one thing that will have to wait until she's back to normal size is a wedding with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko.

“I’ll tell you one thing for sure, I am not walking down the aisle 40 pounds heavier than usual in a wedding dress with a huge pregnancy belly stitched in. Not happening,” she said.

Pam Wright