Former Victoria’s Secret model and actress Marisa Miller has recently discovered some really great news – she and her music producing and talent managing hubby Griffin Guess, 33, are expecting a baby boy early December!
The expecting mama recently opened up to PEOPLE about her first trimester, what beauty products he has stopped using and the moment she found out she was having a blue bundle of joy.
“My first trimester I was so exhausted,” Marisa comments. “I could sleep 10 hours, then wake up, look in the mirror and still have eyes like a hound dog! I felt like the life was sucked out of me, no matter how much sleep I got. It was obvious that my body was really busy doing something else and “beauty sleep” didn’t exist anymore!”
“I was also really dizzy and of course, nauseous,” she continues. “Then my skin started to break out like a teenager — really badly! The funny thing was, even as I was going through all this, I was still so happy. There was so much freedom in letting go of my appearance because the reason for all these symptoms was this miracle growing inside me. I really could care less about what I looked like.”
However, certain beauty and household products had to go once Marisa learned she was expecting.
“After finding out I was pregnant, I threw out a lot of my beauty products and household cleaners,” the Sports Illustrated model admits. “I am already pretty conscious about using mostly natural products, but I wasn’t sure exactly which ones were okay, so until I could really research it, I stopped using anything questionable. Now I really had to embrace my broken-out skin — no zit cream!”
“I got the lowdown on nutrition and vitamins,” she adds. “Did you know you are supposed to get 80-100 grams of protein a day? That is hard when you’re nauseous! Some days, I was lucky just to find something to eat that didn’t make me sick. I’ve always been pretty good about eating healthy but being pregnant gave me a whole new motivation.”
During her 12-week ultrasound, Marisa and her hubby happily discovered the “pretty obvious” fact that they were having a little boy, although the ultrasound technician couldn’t be 100% positive.
“My husband and I had another appointment this week and we got some really exciting news,” she exclaims. “We just found out that we are having a … BOY!!! We would be excited either way, but it was amazing to know for sure.”