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Tamera Mowry: Her baby boy is due, and she talks like a normal mom

Tamera Mowry is expecting her first baby – a boy – any day now. It's great to hear a celebrity mom talk like a normal mom on the street:  She says she's very ready to have the pregnancy over, done, finished, and baby home.

By Correspondent / October 29, 2012

Tamera Mowry, right, and her twin sister Tia Mowry Hardrict (who will attend the birth of Tamera's baby boy as labor and delivery coach) seen here at a press event in Beverly Hills, Calif., in July.

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Actress Tamera Mowry is waiting to give birth – any day now.

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is a longtime Monitor correspondent. She lives in Andover, Mass. with her husband, her two young daughters, a South African Labrador retriever and an imperialist cat..

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This is usually time for the celeb mommies-to-be to wax poetic about just how much they have loved being pregnant, how those nine months of creating new life was about the most magical experience they could imagine. Maybe they’ve already started working on their new maternity clothing line.

So, when I read that actually, Ms. Mowry feels like she has been pregnant forever, I took notice.

Really? Because that sounds down right ... normal.

I quickly looked up the blog the “Sister, Sister” actress writes for “People.” Sure enough, Mowry acknowledges that in these last days leading up to her due date (tomorrow), she has had enough. She has been Googling old wives tales about how to induce labor naturally.

Not that she’s going to try all of those methods, or even expects them to work. 

But it’s better than focusing on the sleepless nights, trips to the bathroom, problems with spicy food, and all of those first-time parent-to-be concerns, such as “Am I going to totally mess up this mom thing?” 

 “At this point you can either laugh or cry,” she writes.

I feel that way now, and I’m just starting my third trimester.

Mowry, for one, says she has chosen to laugh. Which would raise her to the top of my favorite-celeb-mom list, if I kept one.

(Take that, Reese Witherspoon in your one month post-baby skinny jeans.)

This is Mowry’s first pregnancy. She and FOX News correspondent husband Adam Housley are expecting a boy, and her twin sister Tia Mowry is planning to be Tamera’s labor and delivery coach.

(Style Network viewers might remember watching Tia in the lead-up to the birth of her baby boy last year; the reality show "Tia & Tamera" followed Tia’s pregnancy and Tamera’s wedding planning.)

Already, Tamera Mowry says, she is learning some of the major lessons of parenting: patience, and the acceptance that really, you have very little control.

“If I have yet to learn patience, my son is in the process of teaching me now. I have learned that I am not in control and that he will decide when he comes. However, I have not been as receptive as I want to be to his timing. If I am completely honest … at this stage, I want this baby out!”

That, my pregnant friends, is a celebrity role model.

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