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Okay, here's a weird one...

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Does anyone else smell like a walking onion?

 

I kept smelling onions and realized it's me! I thought it may be losing my mind, but DH even smells it.

 

 

 

...pregnancy is so weird.

post #2 of 14

this made me giggle b/c my HUSBAND smells like a walking onion to me.  and tastes like one too.   i was thinking he was weird.  but my smell has changed and i'm showering more than usual... i get funky, which is probably a mix of heat and hormones.  it is a bit oniony- very earthy and a bit planty (we used to call it my 'green' smell).  so not quite a walking onion, but pretty durn similar!

post #3 of 14

In general I'm stinkier when pregnant.  Just another thing to add to the long list of "fun" side affects of pregnancy! haha
 

post #4 of 14

With my first pregnancy I actually had almost NO underarm odor, at least in the last half of the pregnancy - I can't remember at what point I noticed it was gone.  But the "lower regions" got stinkier and stinkier.  Sorry if TMI, but the leaking urine in the last couple months didn't make things smell any rosier, either.  You just have to remember that with your pregnancy nose you smell much worse to yourself than other people smell you.  So you only have to be self-conscious around other pregnant ladies LOL.

post #5 of 14

My BO isn't as strong when I'm pregnant which is so weird! But yeah, hear you on the lower regions and their strong odor! I'll go a step further and say that with the heat this summer, I've had to change my underwear several times a day because I'm so sweaty down there. redface.gif

post #6 of 14

Yes pregnancy certainly has it weird side effects! My BO is so much worse this pregnancy and underarm hair is growing like crazy

post #7 of 14

had to find this thread and drag it back up b/c today i woke up and was like "whoa- ONIONS!!!"  i don't even eat onions very often... and not recently.  but today, i was a flippin' walking onion, and was LATE so didn't get a chance to shower first thing.  i came home and did though!!!

 

that said- it was also a very HOT night for me.  i'm usually up between 3-4 sweating, crawling around the house checking on everyone, opening windows and trying to get cooled off...  my poor husband swore he woke up in a fridge- fan blowing from the open window onto the bed and the room about 45 degrees.  i think i fell asleep again around then....  he needed extra blankets, but wasn't going to risk awakening 'the queen of winter' as he dubbed me this morning.  i'm wearing a tank top and am HOT everywhere i go and it's about 60 degrees in my house.  oh, fun!  must be some wild hormones!

 

teles- do you know if it's a boy or a girl?  i'm curious to if it's a baby hormones thing more than just a mommy hormones thing...

post #8 of 14

i smell like onions every now and then but it's very fleeting and my fiance thinks i'm losing my mind when i start sniffing the air all cat-like.

(i'm having a girl)

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'm having a girl, do you think that might be related?

post #10 of 14

???  just a thought.  i will let you know if it's a girl thing after Feb!  pretty crazy though.  and the noses are not helping.

 

last night i read this:

http://mamanatural.com/my-daily-carrot-salad/

 

ate 4 carrots before bed (i mean, i was looking for a snack anyways, and the baseball game was a bit crazy) and slept like a baby until the kids yelled in the morning.  so here's my new plan- EAT CARROTS every day and see if that makes a difference in sweating and sleep.  and the quote below made me wonder about baby hormones playing a role, since all of us have estrogen levels out of this world... but it could just be spurts of estrogen during pregnancy too. 

 

"Additionally, Dr. Ray Peat found women reduced their problematic estrogen levelsby the daily consumption of 1 medium size carrot. Less estrogen generally means less inflammation and liver stress, and better thyroid health."

 

we just cranked up our wood stove today, and i'm in a thin cotton sweater as there's a men's group at my house this morning and i'm COOKING.  off to find something lighter to wear!

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 

It's funny you should say that because the only aversion I've had that has lasted this entire pregnancy has been carrots! It's the strangest thing - I can't even handle thinking about them without feeling nauseated and I used to love them

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Teles View Post

It's funny you should say that because the only aversion I've had that has lasted this entire pregnancy has been carrots! It's the strangest thing - I can't even handle thinking about them without feeling nauseated and I used to love them

NO WAY!!!

 

i actually despise carrots and NEVER eat them- and then have actually wanted them this pregnancy, and have looked for ways to eat them b/c i want them.  PREGNANCY is nutters!

post #13 of 14
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NO WAY!!!

 

i actually despise carrots and NEVER eat them- and then have actually wanted them this pregnancy, and have looked for ways to eat them b/c i want them.  PREGNANCY is nutters!


ah! i love carrots! i even got some carrot chips from the natural market today.

this baby has made me not like garlic, which i used to absolutely love and put in everything. even the smell makes me want to yack.

post #14 of 14

I had strong aversions to garlic with my first pregnancy, which made sense because I've never liked onions at all, even though I love garlic.  But this pregnancy my food aversions have been somewhat stronger and more broad, but I'm still fine with garlic!  I also couldn't even look at basil during my first pregnancy, which made me very sad since we grow a lot of it (we always grow a lot of garlic too!), but I've been fine with it this time.  

 

The BO thing is strange too.  I have no idea when I stopped having any underarm odor with DD, but I distinctly remember being pleasantly surprised when I realized sometime during the second half of that pregnancy that I had absolutely no underarm odor.  It might have been late third tri, cause it sure hasn't happened yet this time.

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