Whoa, baby! - Life & Style
Still, before welcoming her babies into the world, there's one final thing Mariah needs to do -- show her off pregnant bod in Life & Style magazine. While the 42-year-old diva wasn't shy about commemorating her pregnancy by posing nude with Cannon for a series of personal artsy photos (which Cannon now regrets -- "My children are going to have to see these pictures. It's a little weird"), she was a bit apprehensive about baring her belly for the mag just a few weeks before she's scheduled to give birth.
"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," said Mariah. "My ultimate goal was to share this incredibly personal moment with my true fans."
Turns out, the L&S photo shoot ended up being an incredible experience for the twins as well. "The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable," laughed the mom-to-be. "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!"
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And with such active babies in the womb, Mariah has a whole new appreciation for moms in general. "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!"
To see more photos of pregnant Mariah, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstand Friday.
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