Mariah Carey bared her very pregnant body for the new cover of Life & Style. Mariah and her husband Nick Cannon are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, later this Spring, and it sounds like the superstar mother-to-be thinks the babies are going to take after their parents. She also recently shared a picture of her stomach painted with her signature butterfly on Twitter. Inside the magazine, she talks about her recent trip to the hospital for a delivery false alarm, what it was like to pose naked while pregnant, and her newfound appreciation for all moms. Here are some quotes:
- On the shoot: "I was feeling very vulnerable about taking pictures at all right now, but then I didn't want to miss this opportunity to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience. My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."
- On the experience of posing: "The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable. Especially the girl — clearly she's a diva in training! We didn't start shooting until 1:30 a.m., because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart."
- On her newfound respect for moms: "Now I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who've had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples. We need to have Mother's Day once a week!"