03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jennifer Garner Makes Her Own Baby Food, Felt Huge & Ugly While Pregnant

Jennifer Garner is set to appear in February's ensemble romantic comedy 'Valentine's Day,' but her main job these days is being a mom to daughters Violet, 4, and Seraphina, 11 months. She sat down with W magazine to talk about the joys and pitfalls of breeding with Ben Affleck. Here are some highlights:

On how Violet was conceived:
"We were together a year, and we just started breeding. We were like, 'Let's have a baby!' And eight days later..."

On the prospect of working with Ben:
"I think he's brilliant at what he does, but why rock the boat?" she says. "It works between us pretty well the way it is. I don't know if I want to go to work with him. I'd be like, 'Okay already, you got the shot. Let's go home!'"

On making homemade baby food for Seraphina:
"It's a little over the top," she admits. "And I tell myself, Just give her a jar of food and forget about it! Don't be so precious! But it's so easy--I just puree and freeze."

On the pain of dressing up for Halloween when she was seven months pregnant last year:
"I just was so fat and huge and ugly and in a furry dog costume. And of course there were tons of paparazzi outside and I couldn't escape them!"

You can read the whole W interview here.

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