HGTV Secret Revealed! The Most Difficult Part About Making My New Show

HGTV Secret Revealed! The Most Difficult Part About Making My New Show

So I know you guys love every time I drop a new HGTV Secret on you, and today I’ve got one about my new show! Well, the running joke while filming the new show Help! I Wrecked My House was, “Hey Jas, not sure but I think you might be pregnant.” Ha! This joke was funny because you guys, I wasn’t just a little pregnant while filming this show, I was SUPER PREGNANT. I was 7-8.5 months preggo and let’s be honest, especially in my line of work, it wasn’t something that could be ignored.

 

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When thinking back about making this show, BEING PREGNANT WAS THE HARDEST PART! But it wasn’t all bad…

 

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There were some obvious challenges, like not being able to be around paint, dust (try knocking down a wall without making any dust ?), fumes, and of course anything that might hit my bump. But there was also a BIG underlying hurdle – women that are calm and not stressed during pregnancy have calm and unstressed babies.

Of course I didn’t want to have a baby that was stressed and anxiety ridden from day 1, so it was important for me to keep my zen while being preggo. If any of you have remodeled a house, you know it’s almost impossible not to be a little stressed.  Factor in a TV timeline (usually 6 weeks) and a film crew, and it’s a recipe for STRESSFEST 2020. ?

 

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Soooooo, I took on smaller renovation projects, relied on my team like I’ve never done before, and left the heavy lifting to the demo crews. Easier said than done, you guys! I had to take a step back and it was good for me, but really hard to give up control. Thank goodness I did though, because I was flirting with pre-term labor. My doctor was really close to putting me on bedrest and that wouldn’t have been good. My team even bought me a custom chair so I would be comfortable and wouldn’t walk around as much. They’re the BEST!

 

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So yeah, I sat on my butt and worked extra hard on the things I could focus on. The design, the functionality of floor plans, the special things that make a house feel really personal. For those that are watching the show, you already know I really couldn’t totally stay away, but at least I tried!

 

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Do you think you’d be able to film a TV show while super pregnant?! Let me know in the comments! After all that work on my feet, I was ready to take a well-deserved nap under that beautiful gazebo!

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