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Seven of Nine Due With Two of Two

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Jeri Ryan posed recently to show off her expanding waistline as she awaits the birth of child number two.


As reported at the Celebrity Baby Blog, Jeri Ryan is in blooming good health and is excited about the upcoming birth of her daughter, who was conceived on Ryan's honeymoon.


Pregnancy is more fun the second time for the former Voyager actress. "I didn't think I wanted to be a mom at all," she said about her first pregnancy. "I was just terrified. I had migraines every day and horrible back pain. I didn't have one millisecond where I was the glowing happy pregnant woman. Not for a millisecond."


Ryan married French chef Christophe Emé last June, in France. They honeymooned in Italy and Ryan's plan was to "come back pregnant." The thirty-nine-year-old actress knew that the odds were against here, but a surprise was in store for her. " I think we were back a day and a half when I took a pregnancy test," said Ryan. "I watched a blue minus line appear in the control window, then another in the test window. I almost cried because I thought, 'Well, I'm not.' A minute later, a much darker vertical line appeared. It took a minute for it to register and then I just started sobbing."


Her husband took the news of the quick pregnancy in stride after the initial surprise. "I couldn't even talk to Christophe," said Ryan. "He just kind of looked at me and his eyes got really big. I was trying to explain to him how unusual it is at thirty-nine to get pregnant the first time you try. We have so many friends going through fertility treatments and having such a hard time. His response was, 'Well, I'm French.'


Ryan's thirteen-year-old son from a prior marriage, Alex, had been asking for a sibling for years, said Ryan. When she told him of the news, he said "You mean you're having sex already?" Ryan remembered that when she was Alex's age, a friend's mother had become pregnant Ryan and her friend were "mortified".

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