Singer Meghan Trainor is excited to grow her family again, she said recently, and hopes to one day have four kids total.
The 28-year-old pop star told People that one of her “goals” for 2023 is to get pregnant again. She and her husband Daryl Sabara currently share a son, 1-year-old Riley.
When the interviewer asked what Trainor wanted to accomplish for the upcoming year, she replied that taking the next steps to grow her family was a top priority. “Hopefully, I’ll be pregnant. I’m trying to make four children, so I’ve got to get on it,” the “Made You Look” singer explained.
“After having a baby, I was like, there’s nothing I can’t do,” she continued. “So now I’m just trying to knock off all my dreams on my dream list.”
The singer is eager to have more children even after some scary experiences following the birth of her son in February 2021.
First, she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Then her baby was in the breech position, which led to her delivering via c-section. Riley developed “breathing issues” after birth and was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where he was put on a feeding tube for some time.
“It was one of those horror stories where he didn’t cry,” Trainor said of the experience, per Page Six. “He didn’t make noise when he came out. I was like, ‘Why isn’t he crying?’ It was terrifying.”
“I got to see him for one second before they took him away,” she continued. “That was probably the worst part.”
The “All About That Bass” singer also discussed how some of the nurses seemed to imply that Riley was very sleepy when he was born because she had been taking antidepressants during her pregnancy.
“They kept asking me if I was on antidepressants during the pregnancy, and I was, but on the lowest dose possible, and all my doctors said it was safe and wouldn’t affect him,” Trainor said, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
“It was really f***ed up. They had no name for what was wrong. He just wouldn’t wake up,” the 28-year-old star continued. “They said, ‘It’s really up to Riley when he wants to wake up.’ I’d be like ‘Really? Can’t you just zap him and get him up?’”
Trainor also expressed her desire to homeschool her children for safety reasons.
“Not to get dark here, but [in regular schools, you have to worry about] guns and all that stuff. I don’t really want to send my kids somewhere where I’m just like, ‘Hope to see you later!’ It’s horrible,” she said.
“Everyone tells me, ‘You can’t keep your kid in a bubble,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, but I can.’”