Introducing our newest celebrity blogger, Coco!
The talk-show host, fitness enthusiast and reality star is gearing up to welcome her first child with husband Ice-T. Lucky for us, she's documenting her journey to motherhood in several blog posts exclusively for E! News.
As she prepares for the birth of her baby girl named Chanel, take a look at how the Ice & Coco star is preparing for her growing family.
People think you automatically go into morning sickness when you get pregnant. You start feeling nauseated because you are feeding someone else, right? Totally wrong! My first thing was I called my doctor and said ‘Are you sure I'm pregnant? I don't feel pregnant. I was only sick one time. What's the deal?' He said everybody is different.
I was fortunate and blessed not to get morning sickness. One time I got sick and it was at night and that was pretty much it.
On top of that, I'm really not that hungry very much. I will literally get full within a couple of bites and that's it. Knock on wood because any day it could change but right now, I have a positive attitude.
The more you stress about something, the more you struggle through it. I'm a very positive, optimistic person. I've always been and you have a guardian angel and that guardian angel will step up to help. Just rely on you, your intuition and your guardian angel.
Everyone is also so worried about weight issues and gaining weight. I did a lot of research on this and you're really not supposed to be gaining weight until your second trimester. So if you're already trying to put in more calories when you first think you're pregnant, you are so wrong. You have to put 500 extra calories in your second trimester and nothing in your first trimester.
For me, I actually lost 10 pounds before I started gaining baby weight. I think a lot of it has to do with food. My cravings are fruit and Shirley Temples. Another thing is I'm really into my cocktails. Like, every single night I have some wine. Of course I stopped drinking right when I got pregnant, but I think that has a lot to do with it.
When I took alcohol out of the equation, I lost all of the weight. That's another reason why I called my doctor to make sure I was pregnant. Think of a pregnant lady and I'm almost always the opposite of her.
Basically, I notice that I eat very little, I pee a lot and yes, my boobs are getting bigger. Bigger than they already are! I don't know how that's going to happen but we already know they are big so I don't know where they are going. I might have to get some bras made.