Ayesha Curry Reveals Third Pregnancy Has Left Her Unable To Eat And Sleep Due To Hyperemesis
Third time isn’t always the charm.
For Ayesha Curry, her third pregnancy has been the most difficult of all. Four months along, she shared the details of what she’s been dealing with through her lifestyle website goInspo this week.
“I️ wish I️ could say I️ feel like a maternal goddess drifting through my pregnancy unscathed by acne, nausea and the occasional ‘ooops I️ peed a little’, but that would be a lie!”
The 28-year-old mogul, who has a restaurant called International Smoke, said she actually hasn’t been able to eat much or even cook often because she has Hyperemesis, which is characterized by consistent nausea and sickness. According to Hyperemesis.org, the condition prevents adequate consumption of food and fluids and can cause weight loss during pregnancy, dehydration, and difficulty in the ability to do daily activities. While it can subside by 21 weeks for many women, in some cases, Hyperemesis can last throughout one’s pregnancy.
“I️ really feel no different than I️ did in my first trimester. I️ still have nausea, can’t sleep, pee every 5 seconds and am just so darn tired,” she shared. “I️ have what docs call Hyperemesis. This basically means the nausea, incessant sickness and exhaustion probably won’t go away. The only silver linings here are that my itty bitty baby is healthy and Princess Kate has suffered from the same condition during her pregnancies. Not feeling super royal though.”
“It’s true what they say and I️ am now a firm believer in the fact that every pregnancy is different for every woman!” she continued. “This is my third pregnancy and I’ve gotta tell ya, this one has topped the cake when it comes to being tough and exhausting. I️ simply cannot wait to have this baby and feel like ‘myself again’.”
Because she’s “barely been able to eat let alone cook,” both things she loves, it has left Ayesha feeling sad, which is probably why she wanted to get everything off of her chest through the post on her site.
“This all has got me in a funk that I️ can’t seem to shake. I️ don’t want to say I’m depressed because I️ take mental health very seriously but I️ am truly very very sad,” she said. “When you can’t do what you love all of a sudden because of an uncontrollable situation, it sucks. There’s no better way to say it then [sic] it just downright sucks and I️ can’t wait to get my butt back into the kitchen and back with my culinary family.”
But she clarified that it hasn’t been all bad. Her daughters are ecstatic about their sibling and she says that husband Steph has been doing all he can to keep her in good spirits and sans foot pain.
“My husband has been an absolute angel for me,” she said. “Always there when I️ need him as best he can. Always ready to lend a hand for a much loved foot rub and ALWAYS there to put our situation into perspective for me. I️ just love him and I️ feel so lucky to be creating a new life with him and growing our family for a third time.”
The family’s connection to the child growing within her, for Ayesha, has helped her to be positive and even reminded her of the importance of her faith.
“This tiny human is also going to have two rambunctious, creative and passionate older sisters,” she said. “They’re both fully aware of what’s happening and can’t wait to meet the new addition. Every morning and every night they say hello to the baby, kissing my belly and all is well with the world. I’ve never seen two little people love something/ someone so much that they’ve never met or seen before. It’s truly special and reminds me of my Faith and the love I have for Jesus. I’ve never seen him but boyyyyy have I seen him because I can feel him and have a connection that can never be altered. I love when life gives you little reminders of true purpose and love.”
“All of this being said I am trying my best to remain calm, optimistic and positive,” she added. “I know that tomorrow(or the next day) will be the day that I find my inner pregnant goddess. Until then, I always have my Covergirl highlighter and foundation to at least make me feel one step closer to it (haha)”
Ayesha announced she was expecting in February. The couple, who wed in 2011, are already parents to 5-year-old Riley and 2-year-old Ryan, both summer babies born in July.
Check out Steph and Ayesha talking about her pregnancy with Ellen DeGeneres and how they already have access to the gender, but want to be surprised: