Hilary Duff: I Didn't "Love Being Pregnant"

USMagazine, Friday, April 13, 2012, 7:45am (PDT)

Hilary Duff is relishing her new role as mom to three-week old Luca Cruz, but the singer/actress says he'll be an only child for a while if she has her way.

"I had a really easy pregnancy and I did enjoy a lot of it, but a part of me isn't like those women who love being pregnant," Duff, 24, admits to "I love my baby and I miss that feeling of being attached to him when he's kicking, but I was so ready to not be pregnant."

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Welcoming Luca on March 20 with husband Mike Comrie, Duff quickly resumed her pre-baby workout routine, but she tells Parade she hits the gym to clear her head, not necessarily drop the baby weight.

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"I don't have a project waiting on me that I have to bust my butt to get into shape for so it's more about how I feel," says the star, who was spotted taking a West Hollywood SoulCycle class Tuesday. "I did pilates and yoga during my pregnancy but I really missed getting my butt kicked. Then I read comments on my Twitter page about how I'm waddling into pilates and I go, 'wow, that's a really mean thing to say. I just had a baby three weeks ago!' There is a little bit of pressure but most of it comes from me."

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Enlisting the help of her mom and sister, Haylie, to pitch in with Luca, Duff admits that she's having trouble developing a "go with the flow" attitude when it comes to parenthood. "Despite my best intentions, I have to learn to let go of the way I do things," she says. "Even with Mike, he's not going to do everything the way I would do it -- and vice versa -- but we just want the best for Luca."

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Married since 2010, Duff has developed a new admiration for her husband after seeing him as a father. "[Parenthood has] helped me appreciate Mike's role in his life and that we're doing things with the most love that we can," she explains. "He's really hands on and I appreciate any little help I can get."

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