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Pregnancy Update

by Ayesha Curry | 1 year ago

Let me start out by saying that this article is definitely the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. SO HELP ME GOD. I️ wish I️ could say I️ feel like a maternal goddess drifting through my pregnancy unscathed by acne, nausea and the occasional “ooops I️ peed a little”, but that would be a lie! I️ feel like it’s my duty to keep it real for my community of moms out there for both my own peace of mind and the fact that some of you may be going through or have experienced what I️ am! So with that, let’s get to it

I️ am a little over 4 months and basically almost halfway through my pregnancy. According to many apps at this point I️ should be feeling like a new woman, turned a new leaf and have an unprecedented amount of energy. While I’m sure this could change any day now I️ really feel no different than I️ did in my first trimester. I️ still have nausea, can’t sleep, pee every 5 seconds and am just so darn tired. I️ have what docs call Hyperemesis. This basically means the nausea, incessant sickness and exhaustion probably won’t go away. The only silver linings here are that my itty bitty baby is healthy and Princess Kate has suffered from the same condition during her pregnancies. Not feeling super royal though.

It’s true what they say and I️ am now a firm believer in the fact that every pregnancy is different for every woman! This is my third pregnancy and I’ve gotta tell ya, this one has topped the cake when it comes to being tough and exhausting. I️ simply cannot wait to have this baby and feel like “myself again”.

As most of you know, I️ work in the food industry. Hospitality and cooking are my passion and I️ love nothing more than seeing someone’s face when they taste an unforgettable bite. For the past 4 months, I’ve barely been able to eat let alone cook. The mere smell of food averts me. What you’ve seen on Instagram is really all that’s happened. So, a lot of breakfast pancakes and a lot of going into my restaurant simply to say hello and have a non-alcoholic beverage with my diners (I️ can’t tell you how badly I️ want a whiskey sour LOL). This all has got me in a funk that I️ can’t seem to shake. I️ don’t want to say I’m depressed because I️ take mental health very seriously but I️ am truly very very sad. When you can’t do what you love all of a sudden because of an uncontrollable situation, it sucks. There’s no better way to say it then it just downright sucks and I️ can’t wait to get my butt back into the kitchen and back with my culinary family.

Okay! Enough complaining and onto the good stuff.

My husband has been an absolute angel for me. Always there when I️ need him as best he can. Always ready to lend a hand for a much loved foot rub and ALWAYS there to put our situation into perspective for me. I️ just love him and I️ feel so lucky to be creating a new life with him and growing our family for a third time. Our decade together has been so much fun and so exciting and full of love and blessings. I️ will never take any of it for granted. Whoever is in here is going to be so blessed to have him as a dada.

This tiny human is also going to have two rambunctious, creative and passionate older sisters. Watching my girls grow each day has been a joy and it makes this pregnancy experience a whole lot easier. They’re both fully aware of what’s happening and can’t wait to meet the new addition. Every morning and every night they say hello to the baby, kissing my belly and all is well with the world. I’ve never seen two little people love something/ someone so much that they’ve never met or seen before. It’s truly special and reminds me of my Faith and the love I have for Jesus. I’ve never seen him but boyyyyy have I seen him because I can feel him and have a connection that can never be altered. I love when life gives you little reminders of true purpose and love.

All of this being said I am trying my best to remain calm, optimistic and positive. I know that tomorrow(or the next day) will be the day that I find my inner pregnant goddess. Until then, I always have my Covergirl highlighter and foundation to at least make me feel one step closer to it (haha). I will keep updating you guys on my journey as best I can. All while keeping it as real as possible. In the interim, if any of you have tips on relieving back pain and getting rid of pregnancy dark spots just lay it on me. My next post will be on some products that have helped me through my 1st and 2nd trimester so far, so stay tuned for that.

Waddle baby waddle,

Ayesha Curry