Jessica Alba: Before Motherhood, “Work Was All I Had”


With baby No. 2 on the way, Jessica Alba has spent a lot of time reflecting on her first pregnancy.

"The first time around, every moment was so new and terrifying, and now I know what to expect," the 30-year-old Spy Kids 4 star tells Latina's August issue. "It's like 'It's fine, I've been there before.'"

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"With Honor, I was constantly asking myself 'Is she moving? Is her heart beating?'" Alba admits. "I'd worry about everything, and with this baby I don't have the same anxieties."

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After Honor's June 2008 birth, the actress even toyed with the idea of giving up her career.

"After I had Honor I didn't leave the house for a while. It was all about changing diapers and feedings and still trying to get back in to the routine of my [acting] thing," Alba says. "I love what I do. But unless it's worth it, I'm not going to spend time away from my daughter. Before I had her, work was all I had. Now it's not."

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Married to Cash Warren since 2008, Alba says she wouldn't rule out having more children in the future. "I just have to feel it out," she says. "See how my 30s treat me. I just try to live in the moment."

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