Hayden Panettiere: I’m ready for my baby!


The 25-year-old actress is expecting her first child with her fiancé, heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko. And while she's eager for her December due date to arrive already, the star is also looking forward to the years ahead when she can teach their baby important life lessons. "I'm so ready to hold my baby girl—I'm going to be a very hands on mum," she told the US edition of Hello! magazine.

‘I'm so ready to hold my baby girl—I'm going to be a very hands on mum’

"I'm thrilled that I am having a girl first because I feel like I know a lot about raising a strong woman,” she explained. “I feel very empowered myself and I think my daughter will, too.”

Hayden has opened up about her weight gain during pregnancy in the past. The 5ft 2in star recently told the British edition of Hello! she started out weighing 106lbs, and now weighs “around 145”.

She’s admitted her change in shape has been a little uncomfortable. But she believes being fit before the baby has helped her tremendously.

“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,” she recently lamented, adding optimistically: "I'm still quite muscular, so if you're running around carrying 40lbs of extra weight, you're going to build extra muscle.”

The star credits her mother and her fiancé Wladimir with keeping her as comfortable as possible.

And while she’s looking forward to exchanging vows, Hayden has insisted there’s no rush.

"I'll tell you one thing for sure: I am not walking down the aisle 40lbs heavier than usual in a wedding dress with a huge pregnancy belly stitched in," she mused. "Not happening."

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