Tamera Mowry-Housley has survived more than nine months of pregnancy, and now comes the hard part: waiting.
The “Tia & Tamera” star is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first born, whose name she isn’t disclosing until after he’s arrived. While she said he’s teaching her patience, Tamera has tried everything to rush him along.
“I want this baby OUT!” she wrote in a blog for People.com. “So far I have tried pineapple juice, evening primrose oil, drinking a glass of wine, dancing, squatting and finally, spicy food. However, that is where I had a problem. Spicy food didn’t really work for me for a number of reasons. One, it gave me major heartburn and acid reflux. Unfortunately, food poisoning came along with it,” said Tamera, who avoided going into too much detail.
While she’s in the midst of playing “a waiting game,” Tamera said she’s feeling “excitement, anxiety and exhaustion,” the last of which might be a result of her sleepless nights.
“I’ve found myself staring at the wall some evenings for two to five hours, pondering such questions as, ‘What kind of mom will I be?’ ‘Do I have all my son’s newborn essentials?’ ‘Is the nursery efficient and safe?’ ‘Do I have everything I need in my hospital bag?’” she wrote.
Although her pregnancy is trying her patience, Tamera said she’s chosen to laugh about it, rather than cry. Plus, she’s found creative ways to pass the time, like actually timing how long it takes her to go to the bathroom.
“I timed myself out of curiosity just [to] see how long it took me to go to the restroom. It took me 15 MINUTES!” she admitted. “My bathroom is honestly just a few feet away. And at that moment, I chose to laugh REAL hard.”
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