Mariah Carey Can Barely Stand Pregnancy

A very pregnant Mariah Carey recently posed for the new issue of Life & Style and it was clear to Randi Peterson (Mimi's hairstylist for the shoot) that the singer was super committed to capturing the moment for herself and her fans.

"Mariah was able to stand up only for intervals of about two to four minutes per shot, when normally she'd be on her feet all night," Peterson tells Life & Style of the photo shoot. "I know she wanted to document this for her babies and fans, but they should know it wasn’t easy." He adds that it "wasn't your typical high-glam shoot."

Carey, who posed for the photos during the final days of her pregnancy, was so tired of standing on the balls of her feet that she took a babymoon for a few days of luxurious rest and relaxation. "A friend told me that before she had her son, she took a babymoon, which is something I’d never heard of before," Mariah tells Life & Style. "Basically, it's an excuse to do something decadent before the babies arrive!"

She adds: "I'm pretty sure most moms-to-be out there understand what I mean when I say that after a while of being pregnant, you start climbing the walls and just want to get out of the house," Mariah says. "So I went to an amazing spa on the ocean with a couple of friends and, of course, Cha Cha and the puppies."

Carey, who appears with her belly laid out, says she's glad she took the photos.  “I am so glad we took these pictures as a keepsake and a reminder of this time in my life. Right now I'm counting down the days till we meet the babies," she says.