There's a new rumor that Khloe Kardashian is pregnant with Lamar Odom's baby and planning to do a pregnancy reality TV show with her sister Kim -- and I just don't know what to think. First of all, Khloe pregnant? I'd be so happy for her if it were true. Supposedly an insider from E! tipped off MediaTakeOut.com yesterday and claims the sisters will make 50 percent more on the preggers show than they do on Keeping Up. But ... I'm going to wait until we hear from the Kardashians themselves before I pull out my celebration tambourine.
Until then, let's talk about this idea of a televised pregnancy. Is that really such a good idea? Because pregnancy is just so ... awkward.
Think about all the funky things you go through during pregnancy. Don't get me wrong -- the miracle of creating new life, that pregnancy glow, I am mama hear me roar -- all of that is pretty dope shit. But this is reality television we're talking about. They're going to want to televise your gas. And they're going to turn up the volume on it. Here's just a sampling of the indignities of pregnancy you might not want to share on TV -- but that E! producers are no doubt dying to document:
- Shiny sonogram gel on your belly
- 500 pee pee sessions a day
- Compulsive snacking
- Stretch marks
- Bigger feet
- That point in your pregnancy where you don't exactly look pregnant, but you've definitely put on a few pounds
- Erratic mood swings
- Weird cravings
- Shocking third-trimester weigh-ins
- Unexplainable symptoms no other pregnant woman has
- Shortness of breath every time you walk more that five steps
- Excessive sweating
- Hot flashes
- Labor pain whining
- Unflattering hospital gowns
- I already mentioned gas but here it is again: Gas
I could go on, but I think you catch my drift. Think reality television would be "tasteful" and spare their audience all these little gems? Hell no! Gather together, all you unfamous moms who did not have your pregnancy televised. Let us all have a moment of gratitude that we enjoyed most of the indignities of pregnancy in privacy. And Khloe? If it's really true you're pregnant, congratulations! And ... maybe give that pregnant sisters show a second thought.
Would you have ever allowed any part of your pregnancy to be televised?
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