Jessica Alba and Cash Warren also made People’s 100 Most Beautiful People list.
“Pregnancy is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you,” Jessica said, admitting that she has a bit of a “glow.” “Everything in my face is puffed up. I have the face of a teenager! I feel like I’m 16 again.” Even Cash said he’s gotten in on the action, admitting, “I don’t know if it’s as much of a pregnancy glow as kind of a barbecue-grease glow. I’ve gained probably about 10 pounds.”
Jessica Alba and fiancé Cash Warren are making the final preparations for their first child – and Jessica says time’s running out.
“I’m just trying to get my house ready before the baby comes,” Jessica, 26, said Wednesday night at People magazine’s book party for Healthy Child Healthy World author Christopher Gavigan. “It’s kind of hectic, it’s getting close and the house isn’t even ready yet.”
With Jessica taking time off from acting, she’s handling the bulk of the duties to get ready for baby, which Jessica revealed recently is a girl.
“I’m not working so it’s been a good place to put all my energy so it’s been a nice distraction,” she said at the event at Lucques restaurant in West Hollywood.
“I’m used to having to be somewhere all the time, and it’s kind of the first time in my life where I really haven’t been working in a while, and now it’s just about the baby being healthy, the house being ready, and nesting, it’s really different. It’s cool – I feel like I’m fully absorbing the whole experience.”
She hasn’t been too busy to think about wedding plans – “How could you not!” she says – but Jessica’s keeping quiet on the details.
Jessica is also keeping an eye on her pre-natal diet.
“I have to make sure that I’m eating more of the right nutrients and vitamins, but I’m not used to eating this much,” she shared. “I’ve had to take time out of the day to eat before I get cranky and rundown and tired. Before I was just like the energizer bunny.”
Jessica’s friends and family threw her a baby shower at Ever After Teahouse in Studio City on Sunday.
About 35 guests attended the party, including Rashida Jones, Jaime King and Kim Kardashian, who told E! News her gift included “stuff from my store, Smooch.”
Guests began arriving at 1 p.m., and Jessica made her entrance at exactly 1:30, wearing a long black dress and black glasses, with her hair down. She was hustled in via a side entrance.
The shower took place outside, under white umbrellas. Lavender and white dominated the decor, and the soundtrack was definitely on the mellow side, featuring Buena Vista Social Club, Sade and light jazz.
The menu included white wine, lemonade, iced tea and coffee and an assortment of ice cream drinks; skewers of tiger shrimp and soft-pulled chicken; and for dessert, white and dark chocolate-dipped strawberries, mini doughnut varietals, mini custard tarts and mini eclairs.
Attendees received large turquoise goodie bags.
At 1:45 p.m., Jessica began unwrapping a stack of presents, including high-end strollers and cradles, and baskets full of Dr. Seuss books, rattles and clothes. Jessica also registered at Bel Bambini (where Christina Aguilera shopped), and received the Bloom Fresco High Chair from a friend.
She is decorating her nursery with organic products and got several items from Soleil Moon Frye’s eco-friendly store The Little Seed There was a giant white stuffed bunny and lots of flower bouquets.
Many of the clothes were a gender-neutral yellow or green; however, Jessica told guests she was expecting a girl in June.
Also, Jessica is reportedly planning to name her Honor – after one of the guests was spotted buying a charm bracelet spelling out the name while shopping for a baby shower gift.
As she exited, Rashida Jones told E! News, “It was fun. Great cupcakes.” Added Kim Kardashian: “It was awesome.”
Cash Warren arrived about an hour and a half after the party started, entering via back alley, and just in time to help carry away all the presents.
Below Jessica was snapped leaving her baby shower.
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