Slow clap for Chrissy Teigen, keeping it real about motherhood as always
Leave it to Chrissy Teigen to absolutely, positively, and perfectly keep things real when it comes to living that preggo life. Because growing a human — while amazing in a multitude of ways — is not for the weak. Her latest pregnancy tweet is so relatable it hurts. Literally.
Teigen, who is expecting her second child with husband John Legend, basically equated the little bundles of joy we carry in utero to zombies.
You know what? She’s not wrong.
“This baby is sucking the life from me,” she writes. “Drinking my water, making me dry. Eating my food, making me hungry. Taking my health, making me sick.”
YUP. Who among us hasn’t been there? I would swear on my child’s life that my hunger and illness intensified to practically unbearable levels while I was pregnant with her. UNBEARABLE LEVELS.
“Why do we create these monsters they want us dead,” she says. Ha! While she’s obviously joking, when you have a Pregnant Cold (thus not being able to take literally anything to alleviate symptoms) her joke is honestly not that far off from the truth.
Suffice to say, Little Baby Monster Twitter can relate.
LOL. Look, pets can be a lot of work too. But let me know when one of them demands all of your body’s resources and leaves you feeling like a lifeless but bloated noodle.
While we love Teigen for her wit, we also love her for being honest about the ups and downs of motherhood. And she says she actually loves being pregnant. “It’s sick,” she recently said on Today. “People have all different types of pregnancies and I really prefer it. I think John prefers it. I’m happier. If anything, I’m just, like, a little bossier.”
Personally, I remember feeling ravenous and depleted and uncomfortable throughout my pregnancy. Especially toward the end when I resembled Violet from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory more than an actual normal human. But I’ll tell you this — I felt beautiful and so very happy. Up until the giant blueberry phase, that is. Many moms can probably relate.
And if anyone out there felt a little intimidated by the whole Tiny Human Life Sucker thing, here’s a great reminder why we do it: