Look, let’s all just admit that being pregnant is not all a bed of roses. I mean, there are times your bed might as well be made of roses, for as comfortable as it is for you, but I digress.
The point is, even women who love pregnancy have to admit that there are parts of it that are downright uncomfortable, embarrassing, or awful (morning sickness into the 2nd trimester, anyone?), and pregnant Meghan Markle is learning that firsthand.
And, in the process, she’s reminding us all why we love her so much – she might be a princess, but she’s also one of us.
#12. Giving herself a silent pep talk.
Yes, this is only Day 1 of the royal tour but there will be plenty of good food.
#11. Ahhhhh, relief.
Flats all day, every day.
#10. This newly pregnant Meghan was likely dealing with hormone and nausea overload.
A wedding? No thanks.
#9. You know you’re pregnant when…
A koala might make you cry.
#8. Sometimes, you just can’t do it.
Meghan skipped out early on several, and ditched one tour event entirely because she was too tired.
#7. That’s not her signature grin.
That’s a “I know I have to smile but really I want to go home” version of her famous grin.
#6. Do you know what that face says?
I’m pregnant, it’s raining, and there’s no one to hold my umbrella. Where are my flats?!
#5. Why are you talking?
My hair’s in my face, I’m wearing a dress and heels, and I feel like an emotional elephant. What do you want?
#4. That face.
It says “you do all of the waving and talking today so I don’t say something I’ll regret.”
#3. Pregnant women everywhere know that face.
It says, “I’m exhausted.”
#2. I’m pretty sure she bends down to pet so many dogs to take a load off.
Not blaming her because also, dogs.
#1. Nevermind that she’s not showing.
$10 says she feels bloated and that skirt might as well be a straight-jacket.
Hang in there, Meghan. The last few weeks will seem like an eternity but in the end, it’s all worth it.