After eight years of on-again-off-again, they got engaged last year. “My entire life has changed in a year,” says Patridge. I was filming constantly and living a very selfish lifestyle. After I have the baby, I have no idea what size my breasts will be or if my hips will go down or get bigger. As far as friends go, we only invited the ones who’ve been there for us in the past year and who will continue to be there for us for the next 30. If we were doing a really big wedding, I’d invite them, but we’re keeping it intimate. I didn’t want to rush getting married, because stress is bad for the baby. If we take a honeymoon, we’re definitely bringing her—and my little sister, so she can watch the baby while we go out to dinner or snorkel. If I had to hire a stranger to babysit, I’d probably freak out. But I got all that out of the way, and now I’m ready for the next step.” Her daughter is due at the end of June, and in between prepping the nursery and planning her November wedding, Patridge took time to share with us how she’s handling her sudden adulting. I was a little worried about people judging me for it, but Corey wasn’t. Their opinions don’t matter.” Anyway, we’ve already been together for so long, it’s like we’re already married. I’ve gained weight mostly in my thighs and butt, and my boobs are suddenly giant. We just finalized the guest list, and it’s about 130 people, mostly family. There were three or four days during my first trimester when I could not get out of bed and all I wanted to do was sleep. I haven’t found a dress yet, because I can’t try them on. I still wake up to pee 10 times a night and sometimes also to make a peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich. I had my first good night this week, after I got a Snoogle [pregnancy pillow]. Last night, Corey and I were watching my stomach move while I was lying down. I told Corey, “Something is wrong with me,” and he’s like, “You’re just being dramatic.” So, I took a pregnancy test, and when I saw the result, I called him upstairs.
Just ask me for help.” That part’s been hard, because we just moved into a new house [in Orange County], and I’m surrounded by boxes. He’s always offering me back rubs and saying, “Don’t lift anything! We’ve grown way closer, and he’s been so nurturing. The only catch: You can’t lie flat on the sand, so bring a chair or use the sand to build a backrest you can lean against while you relax.”LOTION UP “When you’re pregnant, your skin is so sensitive that you’ve really got to use sunscreen.”TAKE EVEN JUST A FEW DAYS “A vacation doesn’t have to be for a week to make it count. Would you ever let your daughter star on a reality show? If you wait until the third trimester, you might start to get too big to do anything fun.”GET RESTED “I’m all about relaxing, so I think there’s no better place to go for a babymoon than the beach. Corey was in New Zealand for work, without any phone reception, so I ended up telling his mom before I told him. Random people have been coming up to me and touching my belly. This guy at the airport asked if he could take a picture with me and put his hand right on my stomach. Meanwhile, my sister, Casey, who has two kids, had an epidural both times, and she made childbirth look easy. You’ll also have the perfect belly size, so you can still be active. I’ve had friends who’ve gone without drugs, and they’ve said it’s super painful but they’d never do it any other way. I want to be in the hospital bed, relaxing, with my lavender-oil diffuser set up. You would not believe how hard it is to find a mermaid mobile. I’ve always wanted to be a mom, and I’m so ready for it. Patridge, who became a pro traveler during the year she spent filming , shares how to make the most of your last trip before parenthood. ) TIME IT RIGHT “Go during your second trimester, because the morning sickness should be gone, you’ll still be okay to fly, and you’ll have some energy left.