Hilary Duff Lets the World in On Big Christmas Secret

We all know Hilary Duff is pregnant with her first baby. Over the summer, the 24-year-old star revealed that she was expecting her first child with husband Mike Comrie and we know she is excited. Who wouldn't be?

But one of the secrets of the "pregnant Christmas" is this: It is the best holiday ever. Seriously. The Christmases WITH the kids are awesome, too, but the one you spend before the kid is here is truly amazing. Duff has every right to be excited. "Happy holidays from the three of us!" she Tweeted. And in her belly is the best gift of all. On it, her sister, Haylie Duff designed the green and red-painted present that says, "Happy Holidays."

Seriously, is there anything cuter than an excited pregnant woman?

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My first pregnant Christmas was just one month before daughter was born. We were full (literally) of anticipation and excitement and everyone else was, too. There were gifts for the baby-to-be and talk of names and plans and ideas for the future.

We all rubbed my belly and felt her kick and I felt compelled to eat every Christmas cookie, piece of meat and snack in the house.

Much as I adore Christmas with my kids, pregnant Christmas was much less hectic. There were less presents to wrap, less early morning wake-up calls, less late night excitement over Santa! Santa! Santa!

Christmas with children is great, but the anticipation of Christmases future is almost better. Before baby, there is the fantasy of baby, which is often a little more lovely and much, much easier than the real thing. It is one of the most joyous times of life.

That first pregnant Christmas, my husband and I went home alone that night, watched movies and talked about all that was to come. It was calm and peaceful and so beautiful in a way it never would be again.

Every Christmas is special, but pregnant Christmas is really a once in a lifetime opportunity and it is so cool that Hilary Duff is sharing hers.

Doesn't this photo just make you smile?  Happy holidays!

 

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