Have you ever had a tangential connection to a famous person, like you know someone who went out with her in college…or he once did a movie in your hometown and went out for a beer at the bar where your friend works as a bartender? And then, in some tiny deluded part of your brain, you accidentally think you know them yourself? And then you read something about them and think, oh, yeah, that’s my buddy. Then the rest of your brain kicks that deluded part and says, shut up, dummy. You don’t even know her.
I had a friend who went to school with Jennifer Connelly when I was growing up. And though I never met her, I always felt that pang of secondhand recognition when I heard her name, just because I knew someone who knew her when I was a kid. Then she showed up in my prenatal yoga class. But I was not compelled to make her real-life acquaintance. She was way too attractive and way too good at yoga.
But hearing her talk about her pregnancy on David Letterman, I almost wish I did.
Connelly said she’s feeling great now. But:
“The first three months were no fun; very sketchy. It was like sketchy cell phone service. Like when you have your cell phone and you have to stand in one spot… I have to stand in one spot in my apartment to make a phone call. It was like that with nausea, I had to stand in one spot which happened to be in front of my refrigerator which was open with me dipping pretzels in cream cheese and stuffing them in my mouth! If I did that I was good!”
That analogy summarizes perfectly that precarious feeling of pregnancy nausea. The only way I could avoid feeling like crap was by finding the exact food I craved and eating small amounts of it continually. Or lying in the perfectly proper position. It was all very iffy, and per Connelly’s apt description, sketchy.
Jennifer Connelly is due with her third baby later this year. She already has two sons, ages 13 and 7. This baby will be her second with her husband, British actor Paul Bettany.
[via Digital Spy]