“I Love Everything That Is Old; Old Friends. Old Times. Old Manners. Old Books. Old Wines.” ~ Oliver G.
Let’s Blog Over Wine…
I’ve been in hiding again and only recently have I started posting stories on my insta and facebook. Sure enough that brought the questions. I’ve actually been a bit hesitant to do a Q&A because ya’ll have no chill, but so be it. Here we go. Sips tea…
You’re Pregnant?! You are so cute! How has your pregnancy journey been?
My pregnancy journey has been a complete nightmare to be honest. I recently – as of last week- just started to feel better. I talk more about it here.
I was also diagnosed with Hyperemesis and it lasted until I was 5 months along. What worked for you?
I’m sorry you went through that. I wouldn’t wish that diagnosis on my worst enemy. Literally nothing worked for me. I was in and out of the hospital, and sometimes there for days at a time. It was so crazy. They gave me Bonjesta, Zofran, Promethazine, Reglan, Benadryl… nothing worked. They even had home care at my home to hook me up to pumps five hours a day. A nightmare. Only when I was at the hospital one day did I say look- you need to fix this or get this baby out of me now. The next day all of my symptoms disappeared. Now I have insomnia.
Ralijah you are really so cute. Your glow is on 10! What products have you been using for your skin since finding out you are pregnant?
I actually haven’t been using any products. I’ve been using basic soap and water, and just moisturizing. Drinking tons of water, and eating really, really, clean. My brother makes fresh juices for me when he’s in town. He’s all about healthy choices.
Can you list the black dress you wore in your insta story?
The house you flipped turned out so BOMB! How was that?
It turned out nice and is officially on the market! It was cool. I’m looking forward to the next project.
How would your friends describe you in three words?
Crazy, Sexy, Cool. J/k… My husband describes me as a person with an east coast attitude, a west coast vibe, and the manners, and cooking of a southern woman. My friends would call me stylish, compassionate, laid back.
Did you get your boobs done?
I get this question a lot. I have never gotten my boobs done. I was blessed with these boobs due to genetics. They’re just fuller at the moment due to the pregnancy.
You are so funny! Why did you call your husband a punk ass?! The baby too??!
I said what I meant, and meant what I said. This baby was making me miserable at the time. I was leaving the hospital again in that video. I was just over it. Everyone thought that was funny.
What size are you now?
I went from a thick 6/7 to a size zero. My wine picture posted in this post shows how little I am.
How do you get over a breakup? I’m having a hard time.
I would say out of sight, out of mind… Amongst other things that I can’t do due to the fact that I’m married and pregnant. You’re single though. Just make sure you heal and focus on you first.
I made the Caesar salad you posted and it really was so good. Do you have any other salad recipes for a light meal?
I will be posting more salads soon as that’s mostly the only thing that I eat lately.
I love how chill you are, but you had me on the floor when you stopped talking and broke out in dance. What song was that you were listening to? I love that your friends mom was yelling at you. What language were ya’ll speaking and what was she saying.
Ponteme Despalda by Nfasis. When that beat drops it automatically makes me dance. She was speaking Portuguese and telling me to stop dancing, and to come eat because I’m too skinny. The baby needs food. Lol.
Your style has been so sick since you’ve been pregnant. Are you going to start posting pictures or is it just stories?
I keep saying that I’m going to start posting again, and I will soon enough.
Any good book recommendations you can give me?
Honestly no… I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw this random story pop up. It intrigued me and I ended up downloading this app called Dreame. I’m on chapter 412 right now.
How have you and your husband been getting along during the quarantine?
He’s probably with his mistress. 🤷🏽♀️ BUT – Quarantine has been good. Home getting things done. Resting. Taking care of baby.
Can you list some of your recent buys?
I have only bought a pregnancy pillow. I haven’t bought anything else. It’s quarantine so I haven’t needed to buy anything or go anywhere. I live in loungewear. Once I move in June I’ll be making some big purchases.
What are your recommendations for binge worthy shows?
Well… I’ve watched Tiger King, The Ozarks, Little Fires Everywhere, 90 day fiancé, and For Life. All of them very entertaining.
Where are you moving now that you’re leaving your place?
I just got a house in West U. It’s 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and just super dope. I’m S O excited to move in.
When can we expect some good wine lists?
Well I haven’t been able to drink, so I would say once I drop this baby this fall. Right now I’m only buying wine to bring to other people to enjoy.
I know you haven’t been cooking, but when can we expect some recipe and restaurant recommendations?
Cooking will probably happen after the move, and dining out will happen when quarantine is over.
When is your baby due? Are you having a baby shower?
Our bundle of joy is due in October. Can’t wait to meet my little boo! I’m not sure yet about the baby shower. It’s going to depend on how everything is going with COVID.
What was the name of the basketball player you were hanging with? He threw DOWN! Hook me up!
He did throw down, huh? That food was good. His name is Troy. He’s taken. They came to check on me. Make sure me and baby were good.
I LOVE your instagram stories. You’re so funny! How come you didn’t let the football player take you out girl?? LOL! He was spitting that FIRE!
I wasn’t interested, lol. For one I’m married. I don’t commit adultery. I was there to chill and eat, lol. I’m pregnant and hungry. He was just playing around.
I love your conversations with your friends. The ice conversation had me on the floor! Boobs hurting for 20 years?! Your friends are the best. Did you figure out what products will help with your boobs?
Since I was in middle school I would tell him omg my boobs hurt. They’re growing. Now that I’m pregnant they hurt again. LOL! But no I did not find a solution. I’m dealing with the torture.
Mama Wisdom… Can you make that a highlight. Your mom is on point with the advice. Fool me once, pack your shit?! LORD! I love her!!! When can we get some more knowledge?
I get that wisdom everyday. I’m going through some things so my mom is always giving me those gems for free 99.
Those are all the questions I have time for today. Shoot me some emails or instagram DM’s and I’ll try to answer some more questions next week.