Monday, July 9, 2012
Pregnancy Is Turning Me Into a Dude
I just feel like I need to get this off my (hairy) chest...pregnancy is turning me into a teenage boy. I suppose just ONE of the hormones in the cocktail coursing through my system right now could be testosterone. Evidence that I am switching genders:
1. I'm hungry ALL THE TIME. It doesn't matter how much or when I last ate. Two hours later, I will be hungry again. In fact, I'm hungry right now. And it's been about two hours since I housed a GIANT bowl of cereal. Z actually has very little sympathy for this side effect of growing an alien. He just says "Now you know how I feel all the time."
They say you only need about 300 extra calories a day...you technically aren't eating for two. But I certainly feel like I am.
2. I could sleep all day if someone would let me. (Along with being hungry, I am also typing this post from my bed. Thank God for summer vacation.) I actually asked the doc about this lack of energy at my appointment a few days ago. Everyone I've talked to has said "OH, second trimester!! I had so much energy!!" I was worried that I was becoming anemic or something...nope. The doc just said that this is the way the baby is working it's "baby magic" on me and that every woman/pregnancy is different. Basically....suck it up.
I think the baby is trying to communicate with me. He/She is saying "Get used to it mom. Once I am here you will NEVER HAVE ANY ENERGY AGAIN."
3. I have worse acne than I had when I was a teenager. I was very lucky in high school that I had a very clear complexion. I never turned into a pizza face. 3 zits at the same time was a bad day for me. So the acne that I do have right now, while not terrible, is still a pain in my rear. (Z also has very little sympathy for this one...)
4. I'm super hairy. Everyone talks about the lush hair that sprouts from your head while you are pregnant. You will never have better hair in your life! No one tells you that this phenomenon also happens on your stomach...legs...arms... pits...other places. I feel like I'm 11 again and discovering body hair for the first time. TMI?
So there you have it. My evidence that I am turning into a teenage boy. Maybe when I get some more energy (18 years from now) I will post about how I finally came to terms with these changes...until then, I'm getting a snack and going back to sleep.