In an exclusive interview with, glowing actress Essence Atkins reveals her bare baby bump! She and hubby Jaime Mendez are expecting their first child on Christmas Day. PHOTOS: 25 Celebrity Moms We Love on Twitter The “Are We There Yet?” star talked to us about her pregnancy, and said everything has been smooth sailing. “I didn’t have any morning sickness, everything has been extremely well. The only thing I changed was that I stopped working out.” “All of our friends are like, ‘You guys are just getting started while our [kids] are off to college,’ but it’s like I lived my life, I’ve taken trips to Paris for just 30 hours and came back, I’ve popped bottles, I’ve done it all, now I’m just ready and looking forward to being a mom.” PHOTOS: Celebrity Mothers Atkins recently wrapped filming the new season of “Are We There Yet?” and she’s looking forward to motherhood. She’s among many of our favorite stars with baby bumps, including Nia Long and Beyonce. Photo By Chenoa Maxwell