As The Hollywood Gossip reported yesterday, after two years' of trying, Reality TV romantic Trista Sutter and hubby Ryan Sutter are expecting their first child.
Trista Sutter, 34, who met her fireman hubby, 32, in 2002 on ABC's The Bachelorette, is 14 weeks along in her pregnancy - and has crazy morning sickness.
In an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, the mom-to-be dishes about cravings, back rubs and what it's like to go from sexy Bachelorette to motherhood.
Q: When are you due?
A: Late summer.
Q: Do you want a boy or a girl?
A: Honestly, and this is the 100 percent truth â€" I just want everything to go well and for the baby to be healthy â€" 10 fingers, 10 toes. I want both, so if we had a girl already I'd want a boy or if we had a boy already, we'd want a girl. Since we don't have either, we want either!
Q: Have you had bad morning sickness?
A: Oh yeah â€" morning sickness? [laughing] Not really a good description. It's pretty much all-day, all-night sickness. There are fluctuations and little tiny ways to get around it momentarily, but it is brutal! It really is brutal. I now feel for all of my friends who have been through it. A lot of women describe it this way â€" it feels like a constant hangover without the headache.
THG NOTE: Nicole Richie can relate!
Q: Have you had any cravings?
A: I did have a craving a month and a half ago â€" we went to a movie and in the middle of the movie, I was like, "I have to have French fries!" It just popped into my head and I thought about the French fries the whole way through the movie. Immediately after we went to Wendy's.
THG NOTE: Just be strong when you start crazing a Red Bull and a smoke.
Q: What's Ryan been doing to help make you more comfortable?
A: He's been great with our two dogs. They need attention pretty much throughout the day, so he's been great walking them. I haven't had to worry about that responsibility thankfully because I've been in my pajamas for two months! He's been great with me too.
The other night I had a craving for â€" this is actually a craving, I was craving a smoothie and we don't have a Jamaba Juice or anything around here and I hadn't been to the grocery store in a while.
So Ryan went online to find an Orange Julius recipe because we had a frozen orange juice container, and he just kept adding stuff and when it got down to it, it tasted good! He's definitely trying to help in terms of making me stuff whenever possible and rubbing my back and that kind of stuff. He's been great.
Q: What are you most looking forward to about being parents?
A: I'm most looking forward to seeing Ryan being a dad. This is the one thing I've always dreamed about, besides getting married and finding Ryan. I've always wanted to be a mom. I worked with kids for four years at Miami Children's Hospital and got my fix in there and got my fix with my friend's kids, but I've always wanted to be a mom. And I really think it'll be fun to see him with a baby.
THG NOTE: He can always count on Kevin Federline for advice on what that's like if he needs it. That guy's boys can swim, we can tell you that.
Q: You two have been through a lot over the past two years trying to get pregnant. What sort of things were you trying? Did you try In-vitro?
A: No, thankfully we didn't have to go that far â€" but we were ready to. Once you hit a year of officially trying, your doctor will usually recommend you to a fertility specialist. So we went to one in Denver who came highly, highly recommended, so I knew we were in good hands. We saw him one time and luckily I had a test done that was really helpful.
But before that, all these people come up with things you can try â€" you lay on your back afterwards, putting pillows under your butt â€" you try positioning. You try going away on vacation.
People are like, "Have a few drinks!" It's interesting what ideas people come up with, but I think it just has to be the right time. All the stars have to align. My belief is that it's God's will that this is when we were supposed to get pregnant.