Unless you're on some self-inflicted celeb news detox, you've probably heard Jill Duggar (Dillard) is pregnant with her first child. Every day we are learning more about her growing baby bump ... from the journey to her positive pregnancy test to her birth plans. The hot topic today is Jill Duggar's morning sickness. It's brutal, apparently.
One would think Jill could turn to her mom, Michelle Duggar, for support, a shoulder to throw up on, a warm hug only she can deliver. Michelle has given birth to 19 Kids & Counting. She's definitely been there and can relate to Jill's suffering, right?
Yes ... and no.
Here's what Michelle had to say:
I have said to Jill, "When you feel sick and so tired, remember you are growing another person inside of you and this is a good reason to be sick."
Translation: Suck it up, buttercup. You're building a baby.
Don't you think that's a little harsh?
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Who doesn't need their mom to acknowledge how hard pregnancy truly is, especially when you're dealing with unrelenting morning sickness? There's nothing worse than feeling nauseated 24/7, relying on crackers to choke calories down, worrying how your torrid affair with the toilet bowl will affect your growing baby. Come on, Michelle. You can do better.
Michelle is a pregnancy warrior. Nineteen kids, baby. If anyone has gone through baby bump battles, it's her. Jill is the first of the Duggar girls to conceive. It's a big deal. Instead of pooh poohing Jill's morning sickness, Michelle should get back in the trenches. Her daughter needs her to remember what it was like when she was newly pregnant with her first child many moons ago. She needs her to talk to her on that level ... not with that holier than thou "you've gotta do what you've gotta do" attitude.
Here's hoping Michelle softens up a bit during Jill's pregnancy. If she doesn't, she will miss an incredible opportunity to strengthen her bond with her daughter.
Do you think Michelle Duggar should be more empathetic when it comes to Jill's morning sickness?
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