Hayden Panettiere recently opened up about her weight gain with her first pregnancy and how much she’s looking forward to becoming a mother.

Hayden Panettiere On Pregnancy Weight

Panettiere, 25, with her petite frame, revealed how suprised she was with the weight she's gained since becoming pregnant with her first child with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko. Roughly 40 pounds heavier than she was at the start of her pregnancy, Panettiere says it's caused her small feet some discomfort.

“I’m 5 feet, 2 inches, and I started out at 106 pounds and guess how much I weigh now? Around 145 pounds,” Panettiere, who is in the eighth month of her pregnancy, told Hello! magazine.“And the worst part is that my feet are still size five and they're going, 'What's going on with all this weight?’ They're about to snap from underneath me with the strain.”

“I’m still quite muscular," the Nashville actress added. "So if you're running around carrying 40 pounds of extra weight, you're going to build extra muscle."

While Panettiere had no problem posing in her racy cheetah Halloween costume over the weekend, she has no plans on posing for wedding pictures until she gets close to her pre-pregnancy frame.

“I’ll tell you one thing for sure, I am not walking down the aisle 40 pounds heavier than usual in a wedding dress with a huge pregnancy belly stitched in," she said, adding, "Not happening."

As for welcoming her daughter with Klitschko, the day can't come soon enough for Panettiere, who believes she's ready to mother her baby girl into a strong woman.

“I’m so ready to hold my baby girl,” she said. “I’m going to be a very hands-on mom. I'm thrilled that I am having a girl first because I feel like I know a lot about raising a strong woman. I feel very empowered myself and I think my daughter will, too.”

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