She has a new show, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and a signature tummy tightener designed for moms, like her. We caught up with TV star Kourtney Kardashian for a look back at her first year alongside the new love of her life, baby Mason.
BABYTALK The first thing people do when they find out they're pregnant is go online or buy a stack of baby books. What did you do?
KK I read What to Expect When You're Expecting, which I think every woman reads. But I found myself wrapped up in questions like, "What do I buy? What do I need?" I looked online, and my friends with children sent me their lists. That's how I wrapped my head around it.
BABYTALK Did you enjoy being pregnant?
KK I loved it. I gained 40 pounds.
BABYTALK That's a good, healthy weight. They say 25 to 40 pounds is normal.
KK I definitely ate what I wanted. I worked out and was even jogging until my seventh month because my doctor said it was fine. Then one day I decided to go for walks instead and not concentrate so much on what I ate. After the baby, it wasn't my major concern to lose weight. I was nursing, so I ate more. [Boyfriend] Scott had to go to the market daily to get vanilla wafers. I was just craving them.
BABYTALK And you weren't even pregnant anymore.
KK I'm actually still craving now!
BABYTALK How did you adjust to your post-baby body?
KK When I first became pregnant, my friends told me I had to get a Belly Bandit (bellybandit.com) to tighten and shrink my tummy because you aren't supposed to work out for the first four to six weeks after having a baby. I loved the idea that I could wear something comfortable under my clothes that would help shape my body without hitting the gym. It also gave me incredible back support, especially while breastfeeding.