Elon Musk‘s girlfriend Grimes shared a very personal update about her pregnancy with her fans on Friday and she admitted that it has not been a walk in the park. The 31-year-old Canadian musician announced that she was expecting her first child at the beginning of January with a graphic pregnancy picthat was eventually taken down off Instagram.
Although she posted a cute photo, she asked for her fans for advice after struggling through 25 weeks of caring for two.
“Wow I’m starting to feel bad haha… how do y’all cope with working and having a baby??” the star wrote in the caption of her post.
Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher has a new album coming out soon but has found keeping up with work extremely hard while she is expecting.
“I’m sorry I haven’t been promoting my album properly or on social media more. This whole thing has been a bit of an ordeal.”
Grimes looked ready to pop the last time we got a look at her but she revealed that it has not all been cool photoshoots. “Had some complications early on, a decent second trimester but starting to hurt everywhere at 25 wksz,” she said. The stressful situation caused her to reach out to fans to see how they coped with trying to balance their career while focusing on their pregnancies.
“What were yalls experience w this stuff like? I feel like I was woefully ill prepared cuz I dunno if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t rly understand what I was getting into,” Grimes confessed.
It has not been a completely terrible experience for the expecting mother and she detailed that her hormones have been “wild” thoughts.
“It’s been good too, but it makes working a lot harder. Good at writing and having lots of wild ideas tho, but anything physical is hard,” the musician stated. “Im also way more emo and less capable of bravery in the face of haters online and stuff haha. But my albums out in a sec so I prob need to get back on here. Don’t mind my emo energy, but curious what other ppls experience was like ??? I didn’t even google it, I was just like sure y not hahaha smh.”
The comments section of her post was flooded with advice from moms that have lived through pregnancy and childbirth.
“Be prepared to cry every day and love it ?????,” one supportive follower stated while another said, “Massage, osteopath, yoga and hydrotherapy was a game changer for me in the third trimester. I started being really guilty I had zero energy to work and then realized my energy was going towards creating human life and cut myself slack for having zero energy to work.”
Other moms commiserated with the singer and revealed their struggles to make her feel better.
“I’m newly accidentally pregnant and this “morning” sickness plus working 14hr days thing is killlller ? deff feel unprepared #?4me lol,” a pregnant working mom said.
Some of her male followers even chimed in with some advice, “Yoga and exercise seamed to really help my wife. #mansplaining.”
Hang in there, Grimes! We are excited about your new album but even more stoked for the birth of your war nymph!