Alyssa Milano pregnant at 41: Short people carry big

Pregnant Alyssa Milano posted a selfie sharing her "bump" and pleasing shorter women everywhere by suggesting she's carrying big because of her height.

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As you may already know, Alyssa Milano, 41, is preggers!

The Misteresses star and hubby David Bugliari, 35, are expecting baby No. 2. The new baby will join big brother Milo, 2.5.

“We are so happy to share with you that Milo is going to be a big brother!” she announced on her website, in a post entitled "BIG NEWS!!!"

Social-media-loving Alyssa didn't stop there.

When the news first broke, she tweeted, "David and I are smiling so big while reading all your sweet tweets about our pregnancy. Thank you for all the love and support."


And later, she shared, "Feeling VERY pregnant right now."

The best, however, is this gorgeous selfie she posted last Friday, on Instagram...

Photo: Alyssa Milano via Instagram Photo: Alyssa Milano via Instagram

"The bump," she captions the photo, hashtagging it, "#shortpeoplecarrybig #noitsnottwins."

I personally love "#shortpeoplecarrybig" because it's so true. I'm a mere 5'1" (in heels...). When I was pregnant with my first child, people used to freak me out saying things like, "Ohhh, you're going to deliver any day now," when I was just five months along! Or, they'd say, "Ohhh, you're not going to make it to nine months." Believe me when I say I was anxious enough already; so, comments like that did not help, to say the least. I remember going to my doctor convinced premature labour was imminent. In the end, I made it all the way—humungous, but all the way: right on time with my first and just four days early with my second. Size does not matter, you see!


And I know the same goes for tall people. Tall friends of mine say they often get comments like, "There's no way you're six months along." Even when I posted the Scarlett Johansson photos, people commented on social media with stuff like, "She can't be six months along." Yes, she can. Everyone carries differently, and it can be a really sensitive thing.

Did you carry big or small when you were pregnant? Did people get on your case about it?

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This article was originally published on Apr 07, 2014

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