Maxine Bahns, who plays Simon Baker’s wife on the CBS drama The Mentalist, is expecting her first child.
“I’m very excited,” said Maxine, who is expecting her daughter at the end of February. “The whole pregnancy has been amazing and I can’t wait to love this baby.”
Maxine and her husband, professional adventure racer Patrick Watson, have already picked out a name: Madison Rose.
“I love the nickname Maddie,” said Maxine. “And my husband’s mom’s name is Rosemary, so we wanted to honor her by giving our daughter the name Rose.”
“I’m ready to be a mom,” shared Maxine, 37, who’s been preparing by taking baby care and breastfeeding classes “I’ve been around the world a few times and I’ve waited a little longer, so this feels like the right time.”
To keep fit during pregnancy, Maxine, who is an accomplished tri-athlete and has competed in the Hawaiian Iron Man Championships, has practiced prenatal yoga five times a week.
Her plans to get back in shape post-birth? “I’m doing a Half Iron Man competition in July,” she said. “I’ll give myself two weeks [after the birth] and then I’ll start training.”
Maxine and Patrick were married in October 2007. “My husband is the first man I’ve ever met that I truly felt I wanted to have a child with,” says she. “I can’t wait to meet our baby.”