When Naya Rivera entered the second trimester of pregnancy she was looking forward to having “wild sex” with her husband. But the reality was a bit different…
“Sex with my husband became a bit odd for me due to the fact that I was now limited to about two positions in order to not squash — as my husband puts it — “its roof” or have the baby (my belly) staring him in the face,” she wrote in her blog for People.
The 28-year-old actress, best known for playing Santana Lopez in Glee, married fellow actor Ryan Dorsey in July 2014 – but the newlyweds aren’t finding pregnancy sex easy. “I feel like men are constantly imagining their baby winking at them when they make love to their pregnant wives thus making sexy times more few and far between,” she admitted.
And during her second trimester she felt “like the black cloud of extreme fatigue had lifted and I was 100 percent myself again.” But she wasn’t able to fully enjoy the feeling.”Yes, it was amazing to finally not have to deal with the misery and discomfort most women face in their first trimester,” she wrote. “But how awful is it to feel like your old self again, but not be able to participate in any of those fun activities you once took for granted?”
But the honest blogger isn’t all negative – she loved feeling her baby’s first kicks. “With all of these massive, and sometimes difficult changes happening, there is one thing about the second trimester that makes it all worthwhile: Those first real kicks from your baby,” she wrote. “I had felt flutters here and there throughout my first trimester, but by the end of my second, baby Dorsey was a full on kicking machine!”