Molly Sims talks mom guilt, having a 'happy mess' and her 'much harder' third pregnancy

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By: Gibson Johns

Molly Sims is one of the most unapologetic people out there. As she gets ready to have her third child, she's more than ready to embrace the inevitable mess that comes along with having three kids under the age of five.

In other words, she owns it.

The supermodel and lifestyle expert, who's married to producer Scott Stuber, embraces that "beautiful chaos" so much so that she has a sign in her house that reads "happy mess." But, sitting with her at Maman Bakery in TriBeCa earlier this week, Sims was the epitome of being "put together": In a stunning two-piece pink ensemble and five-inch heels, she completely owned the room, which was filled with toddlers who were there to (literally) make a mess.

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Despite telling me that she's had to fight much more fatigue and morning sickness during her third pregnancy, Sims hasn't missed a beat and has continued to work on her various projects, including building her YouTube channel.

I caught up with Molly Sims exclusively at the launch of her Dreft America's Messiest Baby Contest to talk about her third time being pregnant, embracing life's messes and what makes her most apprehensive about having a full house.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Actress/model Molly Sims attends the America's Messiest Baby Contest Launch at Maman Bakery Tribeca on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Model Molly Sims attends America's Messiest Baby Contest Launch at Maman Bakery Tribeca on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 21: Actress Molly Sims attends The Heart Foundation event at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on May 21, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 06: Molly Sims arrives at The Helping Hand of Los Angeles' 87th Anniversary Mother's Day luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 19: Actress Molly Sims attends Baby2Baby Luncheon hosted by Kelly Sawyer & TOD'S at Chateau Marmont on April 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for TOD'S)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Brooks Alan Stuber, Molly Sims and Scarlett May Stuber arrive at the 7th Annual Milk + Bookies' Story Time Celebration at California Market Center on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Brooks Alan Stuber, Molly Sims and Scarlett May Stuber arrive at the 7th Annual Milk + Bookies' Story Time Celebration at California Market Center on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14: Molly Sims attends Annual H.E.A.R.T. Brunch Featuring Stella McCartney on April 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Violence Intervention Program / H.E.A.R.T.)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 16: AJ Calloway (R) interviews Molly Sims during her visit to 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Molly Sims arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Actress Molly Sims (L) and producer Scott Stuber attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/VF16/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actress Molly Sims and Co-founder & designer of Marchesa Georgina Chapman attend the M.A.C Cosmetics Zac Posen luncheon at the Ennis House hosted by Karen Buglisi Weiler, Demi Moore & Jacqui Getty on February 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for MAC Cosmetics)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Model Molly Sims attends Vanity Fair and FIAT Young Hollywood Celebration at Chateau Marmont on February 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Molly Sims is seen on January 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Molly Sims arrives at the Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation on January 12, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Molly Sims and Scott Stuber arrive at the 2016 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 06: Model Molly Sims, Brooks Alan Stuber, producer Scott Stuber attend the Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By Tiny Prints At Montage Beverly Hills on December 6, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby and Tiny Prints)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 04: Actress Molly Sims arrives at the 2015 March Of Dimes Celebration Of Babies at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Molly Sims attends 'A Real Curious World.' HMH App launch event at The Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on November 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Molly Sims attends Barneys New York, Jennifer Aniston, and Tobey Maguire host a private dinner to celebrate The Barneys New York XO Jennifer Meyer Exclusive RTW Collaboration on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Molly Sims and Brooks Alan Stuber attend Express Yourself 2015 to benefit P.S. ARTS, providing arts education to 25,000 public school students each week at Barker Hangar on November 15, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Model/actress Molly Sims attends the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Check out my full conversation with Molly Sims below:

Last time we talked, it was about your CoolSculpting campaign.

You know, I have more people texting me and emailing me telling me that they did it! They're like, "Don't say I did it, but I did it!" [Laughs]

I'm not surprised! I can't even count the amount of times that I've read about it since then.

Literally! I think I was one of the first celebrities to try it, and I did it because it was non-invasive and being FDA-approved. I didn't want to go under, and I knew I wanted more kids and now look at me!

Okay, so talk to me about your new collaboration with Dreft with their America's Messiest Baby Contest. What made you want to do it?

I talk about Dreft all the time -- I'm having my third child! -- and they knew that from my YouTube channel and my blog. I started using it about four and a half years ago, and it really is that amazing. It's been pediatrician-approved for 80 years and they were like, "We're going to do a contest!" I'm always posting about being messy myself, too. I have a neon sign in my house that says "Happy mess," so I believe in a beautiful chaos. I'm not gonna lie, I do love to let my kids to get dirty.

I feel like that's a good thing!

Definitely, and now I know that it's good for motor skills and developing cognitive and fine-motor skills, too. They were like, "Would you like to talk about Dreft?" and I was like, "Would I? I'm like the poser child!" That's how it all came together. All you have to do is upload a picture of your messy baby and hashtag #MessiestBabyContest.

What's been your "messiest moment" as a mom in the past year or so? Has there been a moment where you looked around and were just like, "What is happening right now?!"

So, I had put a salad and some almond butter out -- I had put several things on the counter -- and [Saylor] was up there originally. Then [Brooks] also got up there, and I asked him to watch her for a second while I took a phone call. I came back and there was almond butter and salad everywhere and things coming out of her hair. It was a mess!

She also loves to do her makeup, so -- even before we knew what was happening -- we took a video of her last week, because she had painted herself purple. She had found purple lipstick from some party that I had had, and she put on her lipstick and all over her face. It was so funny.

How is your third pregnancy different from the others?

I'm much more sick, and I'm much more tired. It's harder! It's definitely a different thing this time around.

So do you feel like you need to take more time to rest this go-round?

I think that's part of the problem -- I don't have moments to rest! I'm pretty much man-on-man right now, and I'm going to be zone-on-zone in a few weeks. I definitely am more tired, but I took a nap on Sunday! I hadn't taken a nap on a Sunday in who knows how long, and I felt much better. I definitely have to listen to my body, but it's hard. I'm wearing five-inch heels, andI'm like, "What is happening right now!?"

So, I come from a house of four kids, and it definitely got crazy sometimes. You're about to have three; what makes you most apprehensive about having a full house?

I'm always worried I'm not going to have enough time to be with each of them separately, you know? Will one feel left out? How's the middle child? Is she always going to feel like the middle child? It's "mom guilt" at its best. I know everything will work out, but I think that the mom guilt that I have about not spending enough time with them is my biggest worry.

I've already started to make plans, though, like, "Okay, he's going to school, so I'm going to try to spend time with her and then I'll have him or her nearby so we can all bond ... "

You recently decided to find out the gender of your baby, despite having said before that you didn't want to find out. Why did you change your mind?

We're going to know because I can't stand it any longer! I'm going to nag my husband. He was like, "It's the last surprise that we have..." And I'm like, "I don't care! I'm almost eight months, and we have to find out." I have to know. I'm like, "Don't you want to know?!"

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