Bump, there it is!
“That was a big lunch,” she joked Saturday on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself with the hashtags “#imstuffed,” “#pregnantbelly,” “#hibaby” and “2ndtrimester.”
Posting the same picture to Twitter, Fedotowsky, 31, tweeted, “Oh hi pregnant belly.”
Source: Ali Fedotowsky/Instagram
Along with the big reveal, Fedotowsky promised to blog about her pregnancy — and, true to her word, she doesn’t hold back in her first update.
“The first trimester was not fun and was really hard for me. It was rough because I was sick all the time!” she writes. “I remember breaking down in tears once because all I wanted was to want a pizza. It’s like I knew I liked pizza, I knew how delicious it tasted, but the thought of it made me sick to my stomach.”
Despite the severe morning sickness, the parents-to-be quickly found a bright spot: getting to see their baby for the first time at 6½ weeks.
“We were so nervous because I read that sometimes doctors don’t see the baby and just an empty sac. I remember holding my breath, terrified that we wouldn’t see a baby. Then we see this little peanut appear on the screen with a fluttering heartbeat. It was incredible! Of course I cried,” Fedotowsky shares.
Three weeks later, they had a second ultrasound and were surprised to see their little one had “sprouted arms and legs” and was wiggling around.
“It was absolutely mind blowing how much the baby had grown in just a few weeks. And we are continually amazed by how much the baby grows at each ultrasound,” she adds.
“We also feel such a sense of relief when we see the baby at those appointments, and as soon as we leave the doctors office, the panic sets back in. All we want to do is see the baby again! Is this what being a parent is like? Constantly worrying about your child? Or at least that’s what it feels like it’s going to be like for me.”
The mom-to-be ends the entry admitting pregnancy has been “a lot harder” than she thought, but believes it will all be worth it.
“There have been many tears. Tears of joy and tears from pain. But when something extraordinary happens in your life, it seems fitting that the road to get there wouldn’t be an easy one,” she writes.
— Anya Leon