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Having a baby can change a lot of things: Your sex drive, dress size, even your cravings for a cocktail. Just ask new mom Jessica Simpson. "Responsibility has drastically changed my life!" she tweeted recently. "Saturday night drink of choice….WATER!" Apparently this is quite a departure for the party girl known for knocking back her share of scotch and margaritas.
Man, can I relate. When I was nursing my babies, I felt lost-in-the-desert parched around the clock. I started buying sports drinks by the case (sports drinks! yuck!) because even gallons of water couldn't quench that epic thirst. I admit I like a nice glass of wine, and before became a breeder I worried that I'd crave it and miss it and generally be a bitter witch without it. Fortunately most of the time -- at least while I was breastfeeding -- even the thought of a cocktail made me want to hurl.
Still, in Jess's case it's not clear whether the "responsibility" she mentions is the part where she's breastfeeding daughter Maxwell, the bit about having to drag her bones out of bed several times in the middle of the night to tend to her kid (which is way easier to do when you're sober) or the little matter of her multi-million deal with Weight Watchers to shed that pesky pregnancy weight. Rumor has it that Jess only has until the end of the month to drop 20 to 30 pounds or she loses the $4 million endorsement deal. I don't know about you, but I could easily pass up a mojito or two for a paycheck like that.