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Prego Updates, Hair, and FOOD…Randomness!

By January 27th, 202153 Comments

Hola Chicas!

Thought I’d check in. I wore my first semi-maternity shirt today! It was actually just an over-sized tunic style shirt from H&M (OMG, we’ve finally got a H&M in Raleigh!!!!), but yeah, I felt more pregnant than usual.

Prego Updates, Hair, and FOOD...Randomness!I’m five and a half months now, and the little munchkin is making her presence known:

1. Body parts down below are slowly disappearing under my belly (I trust that they’re all still there)…making shaving my nether regions more and more of a challenge. TMI? Sorry πŸ™‚

2. Yesterday, after my usual 3 mile walk, I immediately proceeded to drive to Ihop to handle a strawberry pancake hankering I’ve been battling. I ordered the combo to go (complete with bacon, sausage, hash browns, and eggs). Not too bad right? Well, on the short journey back home, I decided to drop by Subway too, so that I knew lunch was covered as well (plus I was craving a sub the day before)!

3. It used to be impossible for me to eat a 6 inch sub in one sitting. Today for lunch, after polishing off my entire sub and a bag of chips, I was truly sad that I hadn’t bought that damned oatmeal cookie that was staring at me. The hunger is ravenous. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced!

4. I go to bed every night around 10pm (sometimes much earlier), and wake up every morning at 2, 5, and 7 to relieve my bladder. Really? That sucks.

5. I’m producing the most unladylike like burps you could ever imagine! I try to hold them in (which used to be an easy task), but there’s no room.

The ‘Falling In and Out of Love’ post from today was sparked by my recent thoughts on my hair. I was really feeling my TnC last week– it was full, had a cute shape, and lasted for days. I decided to put it back into the Princess Leia buns last night, and for some reason, I hated them! It looked silly, lol. So, I’m back to a high bun I suppose.

Later Gators!

Prego Updates, Hair, and FOOD...Randomness!Prego Updates, Hair, and FOOD...Randomness!Prego Updates, Hair, and FOOD...Randomness!


  • Anonymous says:

    You do realize that henna is a natural texturizer right? You hair isn't 100% unprocessed. Social pressures in India maybe led to hair care being a big deal, some Indians only use henna for the colour & shine but it also holds hair in place better and smooths it out. braiding also changes your natural curl pattern making it kinkier or wavier than it actually is.

  • rice010 says:

    beautiful lady, congrat, i just experience it about 2 years ago, my son is 15 months, pray u contiune to have a great pregnacny and safe delivery. and thanks so much for this website, i am still learning about natural hair, and in the process of transition, its very hard, and i dont have a hair style but scarf on my head and wigs but u guys keep me inspired. thanks and b blessed

  • Anonymous says:

    oh Nikki, sorry to tell you; those un-lady like burps which mean you've graduated to "BELCHES!" will be w/you until l'il baby girl makes her presence into this world. It's horrible.. I experienced this w/both my pregnancies :0( You look great πŸ™‚

  • NewbieNaturalDiva says:

    You look great Nikki! Don't worry, you can eat what you like because you will lose it after the princess is born. πŸ™‚

  • jasmineleann says:

    I can't wait to see your little bundle of joy! But all in all, you're looking great and you're taking good care of yourself and your princess! God Bless!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki you look adorable! Are you planning on breastfeeding? If so, I would like to be a online resource to you. I'm a breastfeeding counselor/advocate. I working with an organization in Los Angeles to provide in-home breastfeeding support to African American mothers and their families. Please let me know if you have any questions.


  • Anonymous says:

    congrats nikki! what's your hairtype?

  • NaturalMommyinGA says:

    You look so cute!! The potty breaks will increase as you get further along! lol

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    ARGHH! I hate this friggin' computer. I had responded to many of you and for whatever reason, the mouse roams and it hit the back button before I could do anything πŸ™ Lost.

    In short, THANKS CHICAS! For your sweet comments and for making this pregnancy all the more fun. I'm glad to know that my rants don't gross y'all out πŸ™‚

    Candice, to get a smooth, full bun, a twist-out is the only way. You could also dry your hair in a bun (low or high), but for me, a twist-out prior allows for much easier manipulation!

    Shondy, never tried it, but hopefully someone can chime in!

    Thanks again ladies!

  • Curly Curvy Girls Conversation says:

    Hi Nikki!! Thanks for all of the information and product reviews. It really has helped my newly natural hair. I came across a product from Hair Rules called Curly whip. I wondered if you are familiar with it and what's your thoughts on the product?

  • BlondeByDesire says:

    Hey Nikki,

    Pregnancy agrees with you. You look really cute. I love that high bun too.

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the updates nikki. Btw, you look great! Just keep in mind, nothing could be worst than having to sleep sitting up with twins moving around in your tummy all through the night, but for me it was well worth it! LOL!!:>

  • kinky windy peach says:

    Aww, I remember those days, I do understand…eat up…. what baby wants baby gets!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Awww Nikki, you look so cute pregnant. Don't worry too much about the food cravings, it will be over soon. My BFF has been having food cravings ever since she was 6 weeks preggo, so I know you nowhere near horrible with that. Plus, you walk, so that's great! Just wait until the third trimester and you start getting foggy brain (forgetfulness), lol!

  • curlychronicles says:

    I love that you don't mind sharing the TMI I had a great elimination the other day..hey it's life right? lol πŸ™‚

    I LOVE pancakes, I gotta be strategic in gettin' em cause I gotta go to the cafes that serve vegan pancakes but omg..almond pancakes are the best! When ya gotta have it, ya gotta have it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for updating us! You look soooo cute pregnant! My hubby never really understood how when those cravings hit you, you HAVE to have them right then, and if you don't, they will haunt you until you give in, even days later!! If you think the bathroom is bad now, just wait it gets worse! But in all honesty, I swear, it's God's way of preparing you for a newborn. Before I got pregnant, I was a serious sleeper, I mean I enjoyed my sleep and was not to be messed with. I used to literally pout and stomp off to the bathroom when I got pregnant and had my sleep interrupted for bathroom breaks..The tunic is cute, and if you havent found it already the bella band is awesome!!

  • Ms. Overproof says:

    Ha ha.. I love reading your pregos updates. Im right there with you 6.5 mths and counting and the other day when you wrote about giving up the will to style after cowashing in the shower I was just shaking my head and laughing….YES!!! Most days I just CANT, and decidely I DONT.
    Im rocking my first double strand twists in WEEEKS! cause 1. I wore my twist out/bun too long and my hair cussed me out and 2. I figured if I battled through twisting it up I wont have to worry about it for a while; OH HAPPY DAYS!!!
    We wont talk about food other than to say, its okay, you look GREAT, so dont sweat (Im saying this over a magnamimous yogurt parfait and a very runny egg sandwich all while contemplating Thai for lunch). Keep the posts comming you are writing for all of us preggo naturals.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi, Nikki! You look so cute.I have a question: is your hair secured with one band into a ponytail? I have a hard time getting my transitioning hair into a single smooth ponytail. What can I do? It always "puffs out" of the band.

    Thanks a bunch & nothing is TMI here, lol! ove ya – Candice πŸ™‚

  • ChrLvsBks says:

    You look amazing–hair, belly, shirt!

  • Unknown says:

    You look fab, Nikki! And your baby bump is adorable =) Cute story btw LoL I don't have kids yet, but I'm sure it's all worth it in the end!

  • beautywithcurls says:

    Nikki You're Too Funny, Your Hair Looks Gorgeous And Your Baby Bump 2, I Love H&M They Always Have The Right Shirt @ The Right Time! Too Bad I can Only Shop There When I Go 2 The States πŸ™

  • ~yolanda says:

    You look beautiful. I can relate to the not eating much before pregnancy. I never weighed more than a hundred pounds before I had my daughter, and while I was preganant I would eat my food and whatever my husband didn't finish! LOL

    The peeing thing is terrible and whatever you do don't try to hold it! I nearly didn't make it once! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    I am sad you went to H&M without me. You look adorable.


  • Anonymous says:

    You are carrying her very well Nikki, you look absolutely gorgeous!!

    Be Blessed

  • natures_lovechild says:

    Congrats girl, you are the cutest, with that perfect little round bump. Enjoy it all, time will fly, and soon your little princess will be here! By the way, if you think you eat a lot now, wait until you start breastfeeding! I ate enough to feed a football team after my son was born!

  • Rahshell says:

    You look amazing!! Like a PP said nothing is TMI, growing a new person is an adventure in bodily functions πŸ˜€ I burped like crazy with my daughter, I don't remember it be so much with my son. Enjoy it, as miserable as my pregnancies were I'm sad to not do it again πŸ™‚

  • CeeC says:

    awww Nikki, u r toooo cute

  • momo7 says:

    Aaaawww such a cute story! Your hair looks amazing and that first pic iz 2 adorable; the shirt is perfect!!!! WErk that belly as much as you can cause she'll be outta the oven soon! LOL =}

  • Jamila Reddy says:

    omgosh your edges look so GOOD. are you still using shea butter?

    and i see that belly!!! πŸ™‚

  • Keisha says:

    Nikki, u, ur hair, the baby bump and that tunic look fab.

  • Notthecoolmom says:

    Don't you look cute. I could and did eat anything and everything while I was pregnant and breastfeeding. My body (and little one) just burned it up like fire. You didn't say what type of sub you had, but watch out for the lunch meat. Get your rest and work whatever style you want.

  • Anonymous says:

    You look great Nikki πŸ™‚ flip flops and slide on shoes will be your bestfriend in another month or so…if not now lol

  • Unknown says:

    NO TMI it is all to familiar it so funny what making another person does to your body. LOL. That was the chuckle I needed for my day.

  • honeysmoke says:

    I hope you're keeping a journal. You're going to continue to emit, um, sounds and such. LOL! Believe me, it's worth it. Enjoy you're pregnancy.

  • Anonymous says:

    You look so cute preggers!


  • Jess says:

    cute baby bump!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki you look soooo cute!

  • justme says:

    LMAO. Girl if you think that was TMI wait until the baby comes. Nothing is off limits for discussion. You look super cute.

    Slow down RDU you're gonna make me want to move back home to Chapel Hill…NOT.

  • Unknown says:

    Cute outfit! I too am enjoying the new H&M in Raleigh.

  • Angie says:

    Yes, getting up 3-5 times a night to use the bathroom is definitely a PITA! I am trying to get pregnant now and that there is the one thing I dread the most if I am successful!

  • Ms. Harmony says:

    LOL! You look GREAT even though the hunger is out of control. *Sigh* I can't wait until there is an H&M in Texas!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nik,

    This is so funny:) Probably not to you though! It will all be worth it though when lil Nik gets here! My sis experienced the same stuff you are talking about with eating, it is totally normal!

  • Danyelle says:

    Your look super cute Nikki πŸ™‚ Gotta love H&M

  • Anonymous says:

    You're so cute preggers! Wait 'til you have to use a hand mirror to see/shave the lady parts. LOL! The bun looks really good too.

  • Hair and Beyond says:

    Awww cute preggo belly, love your hair texture.

  • naturallady says:

    Congrats again. The burping is hilarious and something you just can't help. I did it with both my girls and hubby couldn't stand it. One other gross thing that came with my pregnancies was the extra saliva I made constantly that always made me spit, I literally carried a spit cup with me. Now that's TMI. LOL!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the high bun! And you're so cute preggos…give me hope that I won't look like Shrek when that day comes(I'm afraid of how many directions my body will go).

  • CurlyKye says:

    As usual, you are gorgeous! Your hair is awesome and you crack me up. When my friend/like-a-sister was pregnant, she had to have IHOP strawberry-banana pancakes. And anytime we went out, we HAD to stop for a snack, even if we were headed to lunch and of course I couldn't let her do it all alone…so I ended up gaining 10 lbs for the love of her little munchkin!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the bun! Can't wait until my hair is long enough.

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  • BeautyXchangeGirl says:

    I too am happy about the new H&M in Raleigh! Woohoo! You look great at 5+, I was not that tiny @ 5 1/2 months. Work it!

  • Tiffany says:

    You look great, Nikki! You're just a bit behind me. I'm about 6 1/2 months, but I've been wearing maternity for longer than I care to mention. Instead of carrying all over like I did for my first pregnancy, this time I'm carrying all in the belly. Even my maternity shirts are too short.

  • KP says:

    OMG!!! I'm SO late. Congrats on the pregnancy!!!

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