She’s been looking ready to pop for weeks, and for now,  it looks like she’s going to stay that way.

After an early morning visit to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday that set off speculation that she was about to give birth, Jennifer Garner is back home in Brentwood–pregnant belly still intact.

Garner, who’s expecting her second child with husband Ben Affleck (daughter Violet is 2), arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center earlier today holding protectively to her hubby’s arm and looking as if she was about to cry bloody murder. But alas, it seems the Alias star was only making a routine visit to her doctor.

The shy couple managd to avoid the paparazzi and sneak home after their appointment, where Jen happily resumed her weekly Wednesday trip the the Farmers’ Market in Santa Monica.

So, it looks like–for now–the only thing Jennifer Garner will be popping this New Year’s Eve is the cork on that bottle of sparkling Apple Cider.

Happy 2009!

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