Are you pregnant, or a new mum? You're probably feeling a LOT right now, but trust us, it's all totally normal - here’s what other famous parents to be have said about their children and babies-to-be:

1. The first week back at work, I think I cried every day in my trailer. [The twins] are 20 months old, and they’re starting to feel my absence. That’s when you ask people, you ask a therapist ‘Is this normal?’ You read books, you go on Google … But I always explain to them that I come and I go, but Mama has to work. I carry pain like a rock in my chest whenever I’m away from my husband and children, but I love what I do, and I can’t give that up. If my boys never see me fight for my dreams, they’ll never fight for theirs - Zoe Saldana to People Magazine

2.    'There’s something really empowering about going, ‘Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!’ That’s the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just DO.’ - Kate Winslet

3. The first week back at work, I think I cried every day in my trailer. [The twins] are 20 months old, and they’re starting to feel my absence. That’s when you ask people, you ask a therapist ‘Is this normal?’ You read books, you go on Google … But I always explain to them that I come and I go, but Mama has to work. I carry pain like a rock in my chest whenever I’m away from my husband and children, but I love what I do, and I can’t give that up. If my boys never see me fight for my dreams, they’ll never fight for theirs - Zoe Saldana to People Magazine

4.    ‘I think what surprised me the most about motherhood, as sentimental as it sounds, is how much I love my kids. I mean, I just can't believe it. It's like a whole new dimension in emotion that I've never experienced.’ — Gwyneth Paltrow

5. 'It’s awesome. I’m going to be a dad. Shit, I’m excited. I’m going to be a f***ing dad’ - Adam Levine to E! News 

6.    ‘It sounds stupid, but—at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows, like, five times its size? Everything is full; it’s just full all the time.’ - Matt Damon

7.    ‘In my career there’s many things I’ve won and many things I’ve achieved. But my greatest achievement is my family. What matters is being a good father and a good husband—just being connected to family as much as possible. Being a dad is more important than football, more important than anything. I adore children. I love the fact our children are part of both of us. It’s one of the most amazing things ever.’ - David Beckham



8.    ‘The unconditional love for you child, it's truly amazing.’ - Jourdan Dunn

9.    ‘[Fatherhood] is everything […] The hardest job in the world, the most rewarding job in the world […] We put in long days. And to go home and have dinner with your kids, and have to discipline one of them who's out of line, and still have the energy for that is.... I can't explain the fulfillment of that, but it is everything.’ - Brad Pitt

10.    ‘I've learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley saw her shadow. My God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment.’ - Thandie Newton

11.    ‘I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life. To give them enough trust that they can share things with you.’ - Mark Wahlberg

12.    ‘It is the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you. There is no bigger gift.’ — Beyoncé

13.    ‘Being a father is certainly a task...but the best one that I could ever ask for. Being home, being with the family—that's what it's about.’ - Chris Hemsworth



14.    ‘Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life.’ - Angelina Jolie

15.    ‘I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying. I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way.’ - Elton John

16.    ‘[My son] is at that age now where he's so loving and says the sweetest things to me. Of course, I still get karate chops and all those other sort of things, too.’ - Liv Tyler

17.    ‘I look at him [son Eric] and I think of my dad all the time.... I was born to be a dad.’ - Simon Cowell

18.    ‘My instinct is to protect my children from pain. But adversity is often the thing that gives us character and backbone. It's always been a struggle for me to back off and let my children go through difficult experiences.’ - Nicole Kidman

19.    ‘Being a new dad is pretty terrifying […] Nothing is more important or scary than protecting a daughter.’ - Channing Tatum



20.    ‘I think every working mom probably feels the same thing: You go through big chunks of time where you're just thinking, 'This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.' And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible.’ - Tina Fey

21.    ‘Being a father is the most exciting, amazing thing that ever happened to me.’ - Jimmy Fallon



22.    ‘I can't help but be a different person now that I've had kids. That really does change your whole perspective on life for the better.’ — Jennifer Lopez

23.    ‘It's nice when they notice the deep voice from across the house, and they know it's papa. They know it's Dad.’ - Matthew McConaughey

24.    ‘Motherhood is the most completely humbling experience I've ever had. It puts you in your place, because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in — and if you can't stand up to those principles when you're raising a child, forget it.’ - Diane Keaton

25.    ‘Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.’ - Liam Neeson

26.    ‘You know how parents rattle on to you about, 'Oh, you won't believe your life will never be the same,' and you think, Why can't these people just get over it? All they're doing is yakking about their kids. It's such a bore. And then you have kids and you just want to do the same thing.’ - Uma Thurman

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