If you are someone who got through your first trimester of pregnancy without any notable hiccups, how does it feel to be the universe’s favorite? Because this video Jessie J shared about being pregnant and in her first trimester is exactly how it feels for so many of us who have been pregnant.
The singer announced her pregnancy to the world earlier this month, asking fans to “be gentle” with her as she navigates the next several months as a mom-to-be.
“Honestly, ya girl just wants to ugly cry in public in a catsuit eating a chocolate-covered pickle with no questions asked,” she wrote on Jan. 6.
But it’s the video she posted recently showing clips of her experience enduring her first trimester that really resonates with anyone who’s experienced those…unique first 12 weeks. Because for many people, the exhaustion, nausea, raging hormones and general anxiety are A LOT to deal with.
“I was warned about that first trimester and it was WOOFY WOOF,” Jessie J captioned the video. And uh, yeah, that about sums it up.
In the video, she’s puking up a storm—in toilets, barf bags, trash cans, you name it. She’s exhausted, nauseous and also overjoyed during some shots. It’s all very real, and very relatable.
“I can’t even explain to you how sick I feel,” she says at one point. “Look at the state of me.”
Last May, Jessie J opened up about her 2021 miscarriage for the first time during an emotional episode of Steven Bartlett’s podcast, “The Diary of a CEO.” She described her experience as “the most honest, raw, emotional, candid, vulnerable conversation” she’s ever had publicly.
“I felt like I’d been given everything I’d ever wanted and then someone had gone, ‘But you can’t have it’,” she described at the time. “When I got home that night and I lay there, I’ve never felt so lonely in my life…I just remember laying there, knowing it was still there, but it wasn’t there.”
Anyone who’s experienced pregnancy loss can identify with the pain she describes. Which makes it all the more bittersweet that she’s gotten through the first trimester of her current pregnancy—vomit and all.