There really is something about pregnancy that changes everything you are comfortable with in your life. For example, I was laying in bed last night, Bug on one side (nursing, of course), Hubs on the other side (falling asleep, of course). I was trying to keep a conversation going with the Hubs, because I wasn't quite ready to just fall asleep. Then, I smelled skunk. I sniffed the air. And I asked the Hubby, "Do you smell skunk?" I sniffed the air again...and this time, I was sure I smelled skunk. "No" said the Hubs. I sniffed again, "Yeah, there is skunk smell in the air, I know it!" The Hubs then reassured me that the air smelled perfectly fine, and that I was losing my mind. Crazy...that's what he called me. Ten minutes later...."Oh, yeah. Now I smell skunk..." and the Hubby got up to make sure the back door and windows were closed all the way.
My sense of smell is obviously super human.
More than anything, pregnancy changes body shape and size. Yeah, I know that everyone on earth is aware of that. But, I wasn't prepared for how my body would respond to my second pregnancy. Actually, I wasn't prepared for how my body would respond after my first baby was born! I was easily back to my prepregnancy weight by the time Bug was 9 months old (that's how long it should take, right...9 months on, 9 months off). My proportions were different, though. I actually had to buy jeans made for a woman, rather than a teenager!!! (Shocker!) Then, I moved to a new apartment, and mysteriously gained 20lbs. TWENTY. Ok, I guess I can blame a lot of that on eating Ooey Gooey S'mores Brownies, which are just as delicious as they sound! But, seriously, being a mom does horrible things to your metabolism. (Poo poo, to all you skinny moms out there!)
Then, I got pregnant, and I realized my new prepregnancy weight was 50lbs more than what the WiiFit says I should weight. Luckily, this little baby has me craving salad and cucumbers. Oh, how I love those cucumbers!!! But, before I knew it, I was needing to wear maternity clothes. I tried squeezing into my woman shaped jeans. I even got a BellaBand, so I wouldn't have to use a rubber band, like I did for the whole first 18 weeks of my first pregnancy! But, it was not to be. I had to abandon all efforts and put on some jeans that were made specifically for excess bloating...and a baby, too. AND I WAS ONLY 8 WEEKS ALONG! (Did you notice the mention that I wore my prepregnancy -teenager- jeans until I was 18 weeks with Bug!?!? And I had to put my -woman- jeans in storage by 8 weeks with this little baby! I was NOT prepared for that!
Another something about pregnancy is that your mom will never remember to warn you about all the shocking stuff, whether it is a first pregnancy shocker, or a second pregnancy shocker (and I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes an 8th pregnancy shocker...) My mom's famous words, "Oh, yeah...I forgot about that....but it's perfectly normal!"