The former The Hills star announced in February that she is expecting her first child with husband Tim Rosenman, but has since confessed to having negative feelings as her body began to change
Discussing her new video blog, I Love My Baby, But I Hate My Pregnancy, on the Today show on Friday, 14 April, she said she wanted to be open and honest with viewers.
“The pregnancy, both physically and emotionally, has not been an easy process for me. Dealing with the extra hormones and being very sensitive to everything and feeling outside pressures,” she explained.
“And physically, with my changing body, not having control over that… morning sickness, exhaustion, aversion to food, broken blood vessels, bloody noses. All of these things that are not very fun,” Whitney added.
Whitney further revealed how her mother was offended by her honesty
“It upset her,” the fashion designer said of her beloved mother Vicki’s reaction to the video blog’s title.
Whitney shared that her pregnancy was unplanned, and her reaction to how much her body would change was a shock to her system.
“[I always thought] pregnancy was this exciting, beautiful, wonderful, magical thing, until I experienced my own, and it wasn’t all of that,” she said. “I was feeling all these negative feelings. I thought, ‘What’s wrong with me?’ Why aren’t I more excited? Why aren’t I owning this?’
“I haven’t really had a lot of pregnant women in my life or pregnant friends, so I didn’t know what I was in for at all.”
Despite her confusing feelings about her pregnancy and impending motherhood, Whitney is excited that her former The Hills co-stars Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag are also expecting their first children this year, while Audrina Patridge welcomed her baby daughter last year
“I think it’s so awesome,” the 32-year-old said. “We’re all kind of around the same age and at similar points in our lives, so I think it’s to be expected. And it’s really exciting.”