Originally Posted by layne
OMG, THE SENSITIVITY TO SMELLS! (I have been begging my family to all wear masks in the morning so I can't smell their breath
This one is totally me too. I was standing with someone at work doing training and she had coffee breath. I stood as far away as possible and pretended to be really interested in something the other direction if she turned towards me. I felt so rude but the other option was to start gagging which would probably be way more offensive to her.
Days/weeks: 8 w 3 d
Appointments: October 13, meeting the midwife
Symptoms: smells, nausea (not so terrible, mostly just in the mornings and I don't throw up or feel awful just borderline). Baby brain already (I can't remember how to spell super basic words and keep making mistakes I'd never make before. Serious, serious food aversions still, exhaustion, water retention... erm, that's about it. It sounds terrible to write it all out but overall I'd say I'd feel really good. As long as I'm careful not to look/think about food that makes me feel gross and eat minimally in the morning I'm about perfect. I guess?
Food: I want junk. Candy, fried food, processed, artificial, fake. I try to get healthier versions (pizza? Make my own. Kraft Mac n Cheese? Buy the organic real cheese no fake stuff kind. Candy? Get stuff from the health food store again, better sugars and no artifical colours or flavours.) The only thing I can't make marginally better is my grilled cheese with processed cheese slices. It MUST be the Kraft variety orange cheese or it's inedible.
Body changes: definitely showing in the evenings now or after I eat a really big meal, but otherwise normal. Can still button my pants (yay!)
Thoughts: Ermmmmm.... I don't know. I'm really excited about this baby. I was watching the kids eat breakfast and thinking, in about 2 years from now we'll have another sitting eating breakfast at the table with us, making weird faces and sharing oatmeal. Gives me a lovely warm feeling.