Britney's Voyage into Motherhood
April 13, 2005

"Extra" broke the news, and Britney made it official. Now all of Hollywood is buzzing about Britney Spears' baby.

The pop star was released from a Florida hospital Sunday, after reportedly being admitted for prenatal bleeding. But she and the baby got a clean bill of health.

And this momma's got a fast food craving. We spotted her grabbing dinner at Wendy's Tuesday, where she and Kevin munched on a chicken combo and baked potato.

"Like a lot of women, she didn't want to announce this pregnancy until she was through her first trimester," People magazine's Senior Editor Jess Cagle told us.

The new issue of People, which hits stands Friday, reports that Britney has been prepping for motherhood for some time. "She told us that after she turned 23 she wanted to have a baby," Cagle told us. "She turned 23 in December, and she's right on schedule. And she has been playing stepmom to Kevin's kids, and Kevin's very close to his kids."

But it seems Federline has forgotten about the dangers of second-hand smoke, as he was seen lighting up on the way to a convenience store where Brit picked up a magazine.

So is she having a boy or a girl? New York papers are speculating that Brit's got a baby girl on the way and that she's about four months along. And according to Cagle, there's even a chance the baby will grow up far away from the lights of Los Angeles.

"She has said that she'd like to raise kids in Louisiana near her mom," Cagle revealed. "I know she spends a lot of time there."

Britney relaxed at her Florida vacation home, Wednesday, while Kevin golfed.

Don't miss all the photos -- including an exclusive first picture, snapped just after Britney confirmed the happy news on her Web site -- on Wednesday's "Extra!"


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