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Can't you just see Ben Affleck teaching a little boy to play catch? According to Us Weekly, Jennifer Garner says her husband -- with whom she has two adorable girls, 4-year-old Violet and 1-year-old Seraphina -- is ready to try for a son. Garner, on the other hand, is in no rush to be pregnant again.
"Ben would like a boy, but I don't want another baby right now," she says. And whatever Affleck's preference may be, Garner says her girlfriends support her, adding, "You don't want to do that all over again. You worked hard to get your body back."
Garner has always seemed like far more relateable, "normal" parent than most moms who double as movie stars, and this interview underscores that image. These days, celebs are often eager to show off their "new bodies" as soon as possible after giving birth, with many swearing up and down they didn't have surgery (Octomom Nadya Suleman is the latest to pull this stunt). But Garner is candid about her body insecurities; she has also told W magazine she was mortified by last year's Halloween photos, taken when she was seven months' pregnant with Seraphina. "I just was so fat and huge and ugly and in a furry dog costume. And of course there were tons of paparazzi outside and I couldn't escape them!"
The truth is, a majority of new moms struggle with losing pregnancy weight; even if the motivation is there, doctors don't recommend strenuous exercise during the first 3 months -- and breastfeeding isn't incompatible with a low-calorie diet. We sympathize 100 percent with Garner's anxiety; it's hard to think about gaining dozens of new pounds you've just succeeded at losing. And who has time to go to the gym with a newborn, anyway? Well, among those of us without loads of domestic help on our personal payroll, that is!
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