Morning nausea and swollen feet don't care if you're famous... Whether you're a celebrity or not, pregnancy may truly be the great equalizer. Here's a roundup of our favourite celebrity quotes that make us laugh, or that get so real we can't help but relate:
"People always say that pregnant women have a glow. And I say it's because you're sweating to death."
Yeah, she nailed that one. 😂
“I’m still trying to figure out what [pregnancy] has done to my body, how it’s changed it. What’s temporary and what’s permanent. I feel like an 80-year-old woman trying to go down the stairs, you know — please tell me this is temporary! But I know some things will never be the same again.”
Oh my gosh, yes. I didn't realise I'd be processing these changes for years to come but she is so bang on with this.
"No one told me I'd be coming home in diapers, too."
This one is about as real as it gets. No one warned me about how those first postpartum days were going to look, either.
“I just eat everything I want, which isn’t healthy. I’m bigger this time than my first time. My doctor the other day was like, ‘Yeah, so I think maybe pull back. A little bit.’ I was like, really? I thought I was doing great. I still fit into those jeans — they hurt when I wear them — but I still fit into them. I don’t ever pose, ‘I’m just so fabulous and I lose it like that.’ I want to enjoy the pasta right now! What’s 10 lbs.?”
This is super relatable. Fact is, there's often so much hysteria around weight gain during pregnancy. Get yourself a care provider who is more concerned about your mental and emotional well-being than your weight.
‘The pregnancy, I wouldn’t really wish that upon anyone. Anyone. It’s all worth it in the end, so I would definitely suffer through that, but pregnancy was not a good experience for me. At all.’
Every pregnancy is different. My first was great. My second? Well, I felt like Kim K. I felt so guilty about not loving the experience, but it was a really challenging experience. Sometimes that's just how it is – and if you're going through that right now, you're not alone!
“Baby brain is real. I should not be permitted to operate heavy equipment including iPhones.”
I'm sorry to report that "baby brain" has just become "mom brain" for me...
"Oh, I smell things differently! My nose is like, 'Doot, doot, doot'! I smell everything! It enhances it. If it smells bad, I smell it! My husband's fragrance, his one that I always love, I hate right now."
Oh my god, the smells...
“In many ways, being pregnant and working were more difficult than motherhood."
Not me falling asleep at my work desk during the first trimester...
I Ate Two Waffles, A Banana, And Cereal With Blueberries. And That Was Between My Two Breakfasts
I feel this, girl.
“There’s something very cool yet very creepy about a baby moving inside your belly. Regardless, I’m pretty sure she’s going to be a gymnast.”
Bingo. One of the coolest parts of pregnancy but absolutely other worldly!