Since becoming pregnant (I’m 20 weeks!), some of my television watching choices have been more than slightly affected. Let’s just say there’s certain television programming that I cannot watch and have to stay very far away from. (I’ll spare you the details!) Instead, I’d rather focus on the shows my big belly self wants to lounge on the couch and watch. Basically anything prego, hot man or DIY related!
1. Bethenny Getting Married? Confession: When Bethenney was on The Real Houswives of New York City, she kind of bugged me. I have no idea why, with all the drama queens on that show, she stood out. But then something happened. She got her own show and I immediately saw her in a different light. She got pregnant right around the time I found out I was pregnant. And I felt strangely bonded to her. I’m “older”, she’s “older”. I got married later, she got married later. In fact, we both had whirlwind years- marrying and and getting pregnant within months. I think she’s one of those people you either love or hate- but I absolutely love her. I love her zingy one liners and direct approach with people like her lovable, albeit often clueless intern. And I’ll admit that maybe I’ve become a little obsessed- searching for an hour the other day to find the exact stroller she had on the show!
2.Mad Men Since entering my second trimester, I’ve dreamed about Don Draper (John Hamm), um, more times than I’d like to admit (it’s almost embarrassing- almost!). They said “certain hormones” would finally kick in and boy, have they evuh! In the form of having the major hots for one dark and sexy leading man on one of my all-time favorite shows. Now ladies, if you haven’t tuned into Mad Men– if for no other reason than to scope out Mr. Draper, you’re seriously missing out! But even beyond this sexy drink of water (okay, I need to stop!) the show is fabulous! It’s some of the most brilliant writing on television. Not to mention the mean girl crush I have on another series regular, Joan Harris, (Christina Hendricks) because, well, she just has curves in all the right places! I actually didn’t discover this show until last year and was immediately hooked. I quickly rented all the seasons until I caught up. And I recommend you do too! But beware, between all the drinking (on the job!) and sexing (with everyone and anyone) the show makes you want to be naughty! (Or maybe it’s just me- the drink deprived, hormone surging prego?)
3. DIY Network There’s Garage Mahal, Kitchen Impossible and Bathtastic to name just a few. I’m such a die-hard fan that I even watch Man Caves. There’s something about the idea that I can lay my own tile that gets my juices flowing. I blame my obsession with DIY on my pregnancy. I’m nesting, right? Isn’t that what pregos do? I feel so empowered by being able to “do it myself” that I’m planning to paint the nursery, install a closet organizer and put together the crib by. my. self. Because if the dude from Turf Wars says I can, then I can. Right?