Ashley Tisdale is “very excited” to give birth to her first child.
The ‘High School Musical’ alum is currently expecting a baby girl with her husband Christopher French, and has said she can’t wait to welcome her daughter into the world in the coming months.
Ashley also admitted her husband was “scared” when they first discovered they would be having a daughter, as she recalled the terrified look on his face in the pictures they posted on Instagram from their gender reveal party in October.
She said: “I was obviously excited because I definitely wanted a girl, for sure. But I am also someone who goes with the flow on a lot of stuff. I try to not have expectations in moments like that and just allow what is meant to be. I was very excited. I think my husband definitely was scared – he looked a little scared in the pictures!”
The 35-year-old actress also admitted she has relaxed her strict diet whilst she’s pregnant, as she wants to “let [her] body speak” and tell her what it needs for both herself and her baby.
She added: “I haven’t changed anything crazy. I would say that I try to be eating the healthiest when I can, but there’s gonna be moments where I obviously crave stuff that’s not always the healthiest meal, but I’m allowing myself to be okay.
“When I say that, it’s because I usually am on a strict diet of no carbs and all these veggies and grains. So yeah, if I want a gluten-free bagel, I allow myself to have a gluten-free bagel! I let my body speak to what I need. I feel like if I’m craving something, there’s a reason I’m craving steak that night. I am in tune with my body. I try to keep up with my workouts because that’s so helpful, and just try to be well-rounded.”
And even though Ashley has her parenting plan thought out, she still receives unsolicited advice from other people, including her own mother.
She told People magazine: “The advice is definitely a real thing from your friends and family, for sure … It’s very funny because my mom will always be like, ‘Well, we did this,’ and I’m like, ‘I know, but I’m not gonna do that that way.’ This is just who I am. I think that the advice is really funny. But it’s expected!”