Of Course It’s Easier For Celebrities To Be Pregnant!
Tori Spelling took to her blog on Friday to announce that she and husband Dean McDermott are expecting baby number four. “Big deal,” you say. “So what if another celebrity is knocked up?”
What’s shocking about this news is not that Tori’s pregnant; it’s that she’s pregnant so soon after giving birth to baby number three. Her daughter Hattie is just five months old! It’s a safe bet that Tori did not choose to share her big news on the day of conception. After all, she already has a baby bump! So let’s assume that the mama-to-be is three months along already. That would mean she got pregnant when Hattie was just two months old. Two months old!
Do you remember what your life was like when your baby was two months old? I do. When my son was that age, I was exhausted all the time. I was already back to work, and those middle of the night feedings totally kicked my ass. When Levi was around eight weeks old, he decided he didn’t want to sleep during the day and would scream through his naps instead. Diaper blowouts occurred on a daily basis, which meant I was constantly scrubbing out poop stains and doing load after load of laundry.
Want to know what I wasn’t doing? Having sex with my husband. Not only was I too tired for sex, but I was still recovering from pushing an 8lb. 5oz. baby boy out of my hoohah. My stomach was a flabby mess, and although my breasts were three times their normal size, they felt painful and would leak breast milk. Oh, and my hair was falling out. Based on the mess that was both my body and my emotional state, I was not the least bit interested in getting it on with my man.
But celebrity moms are not just like us. They are less tired, less messy and less fat because they can afford the luxury of help. I’m guessing that Tori had a much easier post-partum experience than I did, which is why she was willing to get pregnant again so soon after having Hattie. (I’m also assuming that she did not get pregnant by accident.) I imagine that she had a night nurse to bottle feed the baby so that she could sleep and a nanny to entertain her older children. She probably had a chef to whip up healthy meals and a personal trainer to whip her post-baby body back into shape. I’m sure she had a housekeeper doing all of the laundry, too. And being rich and famous, Tori didn’t have to spend eight hours a day sitting in front of a computer, so she was likely less stressed out than most new moms who have to go back to work so soon after giving birth.
Yes, if I had a staff of helpers like a celebrity, I could probably manage to be pregnant while Levi was still an infant. But would I want to? Would you?
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