*Mariah Carey is still sharing pregnancy pictures, but this time fully clothed.
In an interview with Life & Style magazine, due on newsstands Friday, the expectant mother of twins says she’s already dismissing the idea of birthing more children, saying it would require “a much stronger person” than her to go through pregnancy again, and she’s “ready to be done.”
The singer says carrying multiple babies “can be difficult” but that “it’s all worth it.” She also says she’s ready to have her body back and she misses wearing high heels.
Carey and Cannon, expecting a daughter and son this spring, gave the magazine a first look at the babies’ rooms in the couple’s homes in Bel Air, Calif., and New York City.
She says the spaces were created with her decorators to celebrate their individuality while also incorporating some of her own taste, and she loves it so much she often goes into it to think about the children’s’ future.
She said: “I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cozy environment for the babies. Everything matches, but pieces are individualized to celebrate the twins as separate entities. The ceiling has orangey-pink clouds in a blue sky with golden stars twinkling. It’s based on two songs I wrote that are fan favorites, ‘Underneath the Stars’ and ‘Close My Eyes’.
“Sometimes I just sit in the nursery and stare at the ceiling because I love it so much. To me, it symbolises wanting my children to dream as big as possible and to let their imaginations be unbridled.”
She told the magazine: “Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us.
“It’s going to be a delicate balance between raising them around glitz and glamour and keeping them grounded. One thing I’m sure of is that I’ll be grateful for the twins every day, no matter what.”
The 41-year-old singer recently revealed the twins had different personalities, with the boy taking after Nick while the girl was more like Mariah.
She said: “You can tell the personalities a bit. In viewing our ultrasounds, our boy is all ready like Nick, like, ‘Here I am, take my picture or don’t, and our girl is coyly facing the other way, like, ‘No pictures,’ waiting for a proper debut.”