Naya Rivera is pregnant, but that doesn’t mean she’s enjoying it, the Daily Mail is reporting.
The former Glee star, pregnant with husband actor Ryan Dorsey’s baby, has recently been handed a guest job blogging for People about celebrity pregnancies: most importantly, her own. Naya has used her new job to offer some rather candid complaints about being second-trimester preggers.
“Things like sex with my husband became a bit odd for me due to the fact that I was now limited to about two positions in order to not squash — as my husband puts it — ‘it’s [sic] roof’ or have the baby (my belly) staring him in the face. I feel like men are constantly imagining their baby winking at them when they make love to their pregnant wives, thus making sexy times more few and far between.”
You may remember that Naya and Ryan, who got married in a surprise, secret ceremony in Cabo San Lucas last summer, announced their pregnancy in February, according to this Inquisitr report. That means she’s four months into it, and she’s been feeling the strain, particularly when it comes to doctors’ orders about her former bad habits.
“During [my first trimester] I had many a vivid dream about martinis and the occasional cigarette that felt so real I found myself panicking when I awoke thinking that I must have sleep smoked or drank. I didn’t of course, but was deeply repressing my urge for my old life.”
Every stage of pregnancy brings its own set of difficulties, of course. Naya laments the fatigue and morning sickness that plagued her in the first trimester; but now that it’s over, she describes what she’s going through — five more months of it — as a “slump.”
“During my second trimester, I felt like the black cloud of extreme fatigue had lifted and I was 100 percent myself again. I was ready to hit the town in a cute outfit, grab cocktails with my girls, have wild sex with my husband … Oh, but wait, I’m still pregnant. There were times during my second trimester when I felt so good that I forgot I was still carrying a child. This mind f**k of trickery led to what I believe should be called ‘the second trimester slump.’ “
Still, Naya says, it’s all worth it. The reality of just how worth-it it all is came to her when she, and her husband, began feeling the baby kick.
“With all of these massive, and sometimes difficult changes happening, there is one thing about the second trimester that makes it all worthwhile: Those first real kicks from your baby. I had felt flutters here and there throughout my first trimester, but by the end of my second, baby Dorsey was a full on kicking machine! I felt the baby all day, every day and it always made me smile. I will never forget the moment Ryan felt the baby kick for the first time. It truly was one of those precious memories I will have forever. It also serves as a great party trick when you can press a spot on your belly and watch baby kick back!”
As of this post, Naya Rivera has not publicly announced her due date or any potential names for her baby.
[Image courtesy of: Getty Images / Mark Sagliocco]