February 9th, 2009

Fat and Pregnant

Weird Pregnant things

Amongst the weirdness:

I've recently developed a dislike of milk chocolate. Its too damn sweet. We opened a box of See's and I deliberately ate the dark ones because they tasted better. This is really annoying because I (finally!) got my Christmas present from allanh and Randy, a large supply of Big Turk! Candy Bars from Canada...and they taste too sweet and I'm not enjoying them like I usually do. I'm going to put them away until after I deliver

Hair growth: One of the lovely phenomenons of pregnancy is a funky pattern of hair growth. Most women get the "shinier, thicker and more lustrous than ever" version. Basically what happens is that on a non-pregnant person, about 100 follicles release their hair every day. A pregnant person would only have 1/4 to 1/2 of the "norm" drop out. Which is why their hair gets thicker, fuller, etc. I never got this one, the only strange hair growth I had in the last two pregnancies was the emergence of an impressive moustache and random thick, dark hairs coming out in on my face. Thank God for tweezers!

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Pregnancy hormones are just strange.