PARENTING
03/30/2015 10:42 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Pregnant Zooey Deschanel Misses Wine, Soft Cheese And Sushi

Mom-to-be Zooey Deschanel talked about pregnancy life on Thursday night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The actress and her fiancé, producer Jacob Pechenik, announced in January that they were expecting their first child together.

Like Kimmel and his wife, Deschanel and Pechenik decided not to learn the sex of the baby, and the actress said her inclination about whether the baby is a boy or a girl goes "back and forth." The timing of Deschanel's pregnancy is particularly exciting because her older sister Emily Deschanel is also expecting.

Though Zooey Deschanel is no longer a vegan, she said Emily still follows a vegan diet, which led the TV host to pose an interesting question -- is breastfeeding part of a vegan diet? "It's an animal product," he said. While Deschanel couldn't provide a sure answer, she said it's hard enough keeping up with her non-vegan pregnancy diet. "You can't eat so many things when you're pregnant!" she said, adding that she misses soft cheeses, sushi, full cups of coffee, and wine.

"And you know what, your child won't appreciate it at all," Kimmel pointed out, adding, "I went months without getting hammered for you!"

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