Melissa Rycroft may be hosting the new ABC show, Bachelor Pad, which premieres on Monday night, but she definitely won’t be partying with the cast now that she’s pregnant with her first child with husband, Tye Strickland.
Melissa is only at the beginning of her second trimester, but she’s already told Us Magazine that she’s ready for her baby bump to grow! When asked what she is looking forward to the most while being pregnant, she replied, “Having the actual belly bump!”
Rycroft reports that she only has “a little pooch” right now, and that it looks more like she’s gained a pound or two than like a belly bump!
If I were Melissa, I wouldn’t be complaining too much about that pooch of hers. When I entered my second trimester, I had already put on 20 pounds, and my “little pooch” looked more like a beer gut.
But I do understand why she’s anxious for her bump to grow. I remember being thrilled once people could finally tell I was pregnant, because then I didn’t have to suck in my stomach anymore. There’s something very freeing about being able to let it all hang out and still have people tell you how beautiful you look.
Melissa plans on staying in tip-top shape during her pregnancy so that she can reclaim her signature rock-hard abs after giving birth.
Judging from her pregnancy cravings, I’m guessing that bouncing back into shape won’t be a problem for her. She reports that her body is “craving fruit” and that the thought of burgers and pizza “makes her cringe.”
I have to admit, I kind of feel bad for her that those delicious foods are turning her off, because pregnancy is the one time in your life when you can eat those things and not have them show up on your hips the next day. Or at least that was my personal philosophy. To each his own, I guess.
She also plans on keeping in shape by doing yoga and pilates, two exercises which are safe during pregnancy. She says that her goal is to “keep a really strong core.” She’s currently working out for 30 minutes a day.
Melissa is also relying on her friends who’ve had babies for pregnancy advice. They’ve told her that “once you get the big belly bump, it’s kind of at the point where you’re ready to have the kid come out and you’re just done being pregnant.”
Yeah, I remember that too. The only problem was my big belly bump was still there for a few weeks after I had my son.
Maybe I should’ve done more core exercises while pregnant. Or maybe I should’ve eaten more fruit.