Spoiled rotten! Haylie Duff and her fiancé, Matt Rosenberg, are getting ready to welcome their second child — and she’s hoping the baby girl’s arrival will help teach their 2-year-old daughter, Ryan, how to share.
“I feel like my daughter is so spoiled, I worry about it sometimes,” she told Us exclusively. “Not only do my husband and I love to buy toys for her, but my parents and my sister spoil her so bad. We have a playroom with an obnoxious number of toys, so I do worry a little bit.”
Duff, 33, told Us that they try to reduce clutter by giving older toys away. “Whenever we bring in a new toy, we donate one or two toys from the room, but that doesn’t always happen,” she said. “So hopefully the new baby will want to play with all these things and then it’ll teach her to share!”
Motherhood has changed the Material Girls star’s perspective on how to raise children, especially in the technology age. “I’m down with screen time, of course, everything in moderation,” she said. “If you would have asked me that question before I had a 2-and-a-half-year-old, I would have said, ‘No, we will not be doing an iPad, no phone,’ but I’m literally out here trying to survive, so please watch cartoons!”
This pregnancy has been a bit tougher for Duff than her first. “Harder! So different, I feel like I was tricked a little bit,” she revealed to Us. “The first pregnancy was really easy and this one I’ve battled permanent cold and sinus troubles, I’ve had intense heartburn. It’s all the stuff I’ve heard other people dealing with during their pregnancies.”
She added: “It’s just so many allergies and allergy-like symptoms. I just went to my doctor and told him, ‘I can’t live like this anymore.’ He’s like, ’It’s just sort of a common cause of pregnancy,’ but I can’t accept it! But you know, it all evens out, hopefully, I have a really easy delivery and I won’t complain too much.”
Having Ryan around has also helped the 7th Heaven alum stay active. “It’s different because the first time I didn’t have a toddler at home so I feel like I made way more of an effort to go to cycling class or go on a hike,” she told Us. “I think I’m not making as much of an effort to go to a traditional gym this pregnancy, but I’m more active than I was the first pregnancy just because of my daughter.”
The food blogger, who recently became the spokesperson for meat-packing company Smithfield, with Haylie’s busy life as a Mom she has little to no time to think about dinner, so she partnered with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork – it’s pre-seasoned so there’s no prep work and she can get a flavorful, home-cooked meal on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Duff has been craving green smoothies, kale and other vegetables. “I just got to have a pickle, give me all the pickles, anything pickled, pickle some cauliflower, carrots, yes,” she told Us. “There’s a guy at the farmers market who pickles everything and he’s my new best friend this pregnancy, he’s my man.”
Duff has been spoiled a bit herself after Rosenberg’s parents moved closer to them. “They drive in a lot and spend weekends with us, which is so, so nice, so helpful,” she shared. “It gives us a chance to sneak off to dinner together or a movie, but even just run errands together. It sounds so silly, but when it’s just us running to the hardware store, it’s really nice because it’s just the two of us, it’s not baby-in-tow.”
The Real Girl’s Kitchen author and the entrepreneur got engaged in April 2014 but put wedding plans on hold after she got pregnant. The pair welcomed Ryan in 2015, and Us Weekly confirmed in January that the actress was expecting again. Duff previously dated actor Nick Zano for three years until their split in November 2011.
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