I have a friend who says she could tell that I was pregnant before I even knew. She looked at pictures from Sacha’s first birthday (I was pregnant then, but unaware of it) and could see that I was pregnant.
She did the same thing when I was pregnant with Sacha. I didn’t tell her until I was 11 weeks along, and when I did, she just said “Oh, I already knew that. I could tell.”
Then again, now that I think about it, there are certain things that happen to me as SOON as the sperm meets the ovum:
- My boobs increase in cup size. That’s right. I have gone from a 34D to a 34DD already. And I am only 5 weeks along. Last time around, I had to go buy bigger bras 2 weeks after I found out I was preggo as I had developed a nasty 4-boob-syndrome that couldn’t be tamed. That, and I couldn’t button up my blouses for work. The ladies just refused to be contained. had to switch to sweaters or wear cardigans over everything. Add to the mix that I had to teach phys ed to a pack of 6th graders.
- My face looks like I dipped it in a vat of chunky salsa and then into a plate of cracker crumbs. ACNE. Bad. Lots of it. I had terrible acne growing up, but I went on acutane when I was 19 and it cleared up. Then I got pregnant with Sacha. I didn’t even want to go out in public without some sort of hijab.
- They say that you don’t really put on weight in the first trimester. HA! Poo Poo I say! I’ve already put on 4 lbs! Par for the course, I guess, seeing how last time I put on 12 lbs in the first 12 weeks. GACK! Breasts and pimples must weigh a lot, I guess.
What sorts of things do you notice when you are pregnant? Someone out there MUST share my pain…