Ayesha Curry, cookbook author and wife of basketball superstar Steph Curry, is counting her blessings in the midst of a difficult third pregnancy.
The soon-to-be mother of three posted a heartfelt picture on Instagram, showcasing her daughters Riley and Ryan kissing her burgeoning belly.
‘This is the life’ she captions the precious photo. While pregnancy is nothing new to her as this is her third child, her experience this time around has been much different.
Ayesha recently revealed that she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum which is a severe form of morning sickness.
Morning sickness is common during the first trimester of many pregnancies but hyperemesis gravidarum is actually much more severe. Only 2 percent of women experience this type of sickness during pregnancy.
Ayesha admits for the last four months, she’s pretty much been in bed. Unable to eat or cook because the mere thought of food keeps her constantly sick.
Needless to say, this fact has her feeling really down. While she doesn’t want to deem herself depressed because she knows that mental illness is a very serious thing, she does feel very sad.
This has obviously prevented her from working in the kitchen, on her Food Network television show, and prevented her from attending events to promote her cookbook and brand.
Ayesha says that being confined to the bed and unable to do these things has been tough to deal with. During this difficult time, she’s been able to rely on her hubby Steph, despite basketball season being in full swing and nearing the playoffs.
She says he’s been as present as his current schedule will allow and rubs her feet while talking her through her current situation. One thing Ayesha was able to get up and out for was her husband’s recent 30th birthday celebration that was a complete surprise.
Currently, Steph’s team, the Golden State Warriors, are the number 2 seed in the west. Most of his teammates and coaching staff made it to the party and apparently they all had so much fun, practice the next day was canceled.
Hopefully, with her transitioning into the later stages of her pregnancy, Ayesha can finally start to feel better on a consistent basis.