Drew Barrymore Covers Redbook Post-Baby, Admits She Was "Really Nervous" During First Pregnancy

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    Drew Barrymore seemed cool as a cucumber during her first pregnancy with daughter Olive, but apparently it was all a front!

    The actress tells E! News exclusively that she was anxious about meeting her firstborn, but kept all of her worries fairly under control.

    "The first time I was really nervous the whole time. I definitely chose my battles. I don't like to bother people," she explained. "If it was something important or I was really worried, of course, I would call the doctor. But I was not that patient. I would just panic quietly inside."

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    The new mother of two is gracing the cover of Redbook magazine's June issue is a gorgeous floral dress complete with perfectly tousled curls to complete the summery look.

    Barrymore opened up about juggling a successful film career with having kids and learning to have a well-rounded appreciation for her body.

    "I would love to have long, thin arms. I really would but I don't. I can run a company, so maybe I am just going to have fatter arms and run a company wearing sleeves? That is my balance; nobody gets to have it all," she told the mag.

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    "I would take wearing sleeves and running a company. Not that running a company is the key to happiness, but while I may not be tall and thin, I am capable."

    Barrymore added that she's not the least bit surprised that she ended up with hubby Will Kopelman, saying "Knowing his personality and what he finds humorous and attractive and appealing, I'm like, 'Okay, got it!'"

    And if there's one thing that the bubbly actress wants to impress upon her daughters, it's a work ethic.

    "I would really like to raise kids to do summer jobs and intern, and understand that if you are supposed to be somewhere at 3 o'clock, you need to be there at 3 o'clock."

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