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Pregnant Ellie Kemper's Description of Morning Sickness Is Spot On

The actress totally nailed it when she described morning sickness as a "constant hangover."

Pregnant actress Ellie Kemper describes morning sickness as "a constant hangover." Featureflash/Shutterstock
Get out of my mind, Ellie Kemper! The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star, who recently announced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she's expecting her first child, has described morning sickness exactly how I did when I was pregnant.

According to Just Jared, Kemper said this during a Today Show appearance on Friday: "[It's] just like a constant hangover."

What I would add is, "...without having had fun the night before."

You basically feel nauseous and exhausted, with a dull headache all frickin' day! Except there aren't any flashbacks to the hilarity that ensued somewhere around your third pineapple vodka martini. No. You were on the sofa eating Cheerios out of the box, and sipping on seltzer water, before going to bed at 9 o'clock.

The good news is, the constant hangover typically only lasts until somewhere around the beginning to middle of your second trimester. Then, you have several weeks of energy and excitement about your soon-to-be-born child! Until you hit the middle of the third trimester, when every day feels like a struggle because you're so darn big.

Hey Ellie, at least once you deliver you can actually drink again and go back to "enjoying" good hangovers the old-fashioned way. Not that you'd want to after enduring a pregnancy! And being up all night with a newborn... Sorry!

How would you describe morning sickness?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.