PART 2 BECAUSE I GOT TIRED & WANTED SOME CRUNCHY SOURDOUGH TOAST WITH FLEUR DE SEL SALT & FRENCH BUTTER.
The baby wants what it wants. Totally blaming the baby for everything. It’s like “Michael the baby likes the air conditioning at 72 degree please- not 65.” Sometimes it’s “MMMMmmm you know what sounds good? A back rub followed by a scalp massage & then maybe you can book me facial-it’s good for the baby.” Or even “hunny the baby is craving gluten-free mac n’ cheese with lemon, sea salt, & pepper- I can’t help that it’s 10:30 pm at night you know!”
Anyway. Before I get into this post I want to mention something- I am so new to pregnancy- I literally know nothing about it. So please bare with me- & understand that I don’t understand this process yet. On that note I think it’s important I acknowledge anyone who has struggled with pregnancy in any way. Because I am so sort of ignorant to this whole process, it’s hard to know about all the different facets. But I do know one of the facets is that people struggle with getting pregnant, miscarriage, etc., so I feel like I should say: wherever you’re at, don’t let my journey or anyone else’s be a compass for your own. Everyone is different. Everyone’s BODY is different. Every experience is different.
I’m just sharing my own- leave what you don’t like, take away what makes sense.
OK so to the PART 2 of the pregnancy story.
Wait- before we get into that though, I feel like you need to watch the vlog:
SO INSTEAD OF ME TELLING YOU HOW I TOLD MICHAEL, you can see for yourself! You’re right there with us. There was more to the conversation but these are a bunch of snippets. The announcement to our parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles was done at my dad & stepmom’s restaurant, ALCE 101 & they were all SHOCKED !!
The plane flew above the restaurant for 30 minutes with a huge sign you see saying: BABY BOSSTICK 2020. We Facetimed a bunch of our close friends & finished the night with a delicious dinner ( you guys have to try ALCE if you’re in San Diego ), BETCHIN’ CAKES custom cake ( it said ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLAMMA’ with my mother-in-law baby-sitting the baby while me & Michael are traveling all over the world- HAHAHAH. Which is how we got everyone to the restaurant in the first place: we said we were celebrating Lisa’s birthday ), & then gifted all the grandparents bottles of their alcohol of choice ( which were each encrusted with Swarovski crystals by The Crystal Ninja ). It was an incredible night. Anyway I hope you loved this video- we really wanted to bring you along behind the scenes for the last 5 months with this. You guys are the foundation of this community so I am pretty cognitive about making sure you’re part of the journey !
As you can see when it came to taking social media pictures, I found good light, the right angles, & learned to become an expert at REALLY sucking it in when the camera was around. Like it hurt my rib cage like Kate Winslet in Titanic– but what can you do? I started showing around 4 months so it was pretty easy to conceal for a long time. Now my bump has popped though.
As far as keeping it to ourselves: we wanted to keep it to ourselves for 5 months- like enjoy the moments alone, you know. This came as a surprise so we wanted time to savor the whole situation. Without outside advice. For as long as possible. It was that simple.
The easy parts: it’s been easy- no morning sickness besides one weekend I got sick. I have worked out every day to stay active & done a lot of walking. I feel normal- just with a belly.
The hard parts: it’s difficult gaining weight. I don’t like how it feels. If you’re interested in this, I’ll do a post. I struggled at first. I’m a little more tired & hungry & grumpy if Michael fucks with me. Things smell too- like smells bug me. And I need extra all-natural deodorant because HORMONES. My pregnancy brain is in full effect- I forget shit. Also I MISS wine. LOL.
As far as alcohol- I stopped drinking when I found out I was pregnant. I miss my wine, not going to lie. Like a lot. It’s sad without mimosas at brunch & red wine in France. But I’m growing a human, so I just cut it. I explained to Michael that drinking when I’m pregnant feels like this: if I smoked cigarettes & every time I smoked it blew right into my chihuahua’s face. I wouldn’t do it. So that’s how it feels to drink- it just feels like I’m pouring wine in the baby’s mouth. It feels unnecessary. There are plenty of people who drink when they’re pregnant & I personally think: to each their own. It’s not my business. As far as my IG Stories from travel: all the “drinks” are MOCKtails or Michael’s ( or sometimes he double fisted ). AND I have had some non-alcoholic beers- which is boring as shit. Looking forward to the day I can have a MICROMANAGED skinny margarita.
If you’re interested in more pregnancy details, listen to the latest podcast. We get into it. And if you’re not, I get it. I just became interested like 2 months ago- LMFAO.
Leave your all your pregnancy skincare, beauty, healthy remedies recommendations below- I need all the help I can get really?
AND THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SWEET, KIND, AMAZING MESSAGES, COMMENTS, DM’S, & EMAILS. MWAH !
Chat tomorrow, lauryn x
+ PART 1 of the ANNOUNCEMENT.
( video: Christopher Tran )