3 Weird things that can happen when you are pregnant
(that no one had told me about):
1. That the skin around your navel gets incredibly tender and sore! Of course I knew I would eventually encounter the "protruding" navel, but I had no idea that it could actually be quite painful some days. I´ve since learned that a) icing it helps b) making sure that no clothing rubs against this area is a great thing.
2. Mosquito-like bites. I´d heard about different pregnancy rashes... but I got the "bites". They start as little red dots and within 48h they are bigger than a 5-krona, hot, swollen and with an amazing itch to them. In the center of the bite there´s a tiny opening - just like an inflamed mosquito bite/wasp sting. So far I´ve had about 7-9 of them. Weirdest place? The base of my little finger...Aloe Vera has helped + a fish oil-based cream that I recieved from a Croatian friend of mine.
3. Loosing concentration and focus regularly. I thought this was just connected to breast-feeding, but it seems like it starts well before that.
Two days ago I actually read about a study done by a researcher at the University of southern California. The researcher tested 19 highly educated pregnant women and found they all had a decreased ability to concentrate and retain information in their short-term memory as well as learn new information...Sweet....
My solution? Taking time off work and trying to stay away from important work decisions (which can be a tricky one when you are self-employed...)
To summarize...maybe it´s a conspiracy? (Especially since even I fess up to only have told you about the public friendly symptoms....the rest needs to stay private, believe me...)
Those who have been pregnant refuse to tell ALL to their non-pregnant sisters, so that the human race will survive and keep on breeding???
Maybe, if we REALLY THOUGHT it through, there is no way in hell that we would voluntarily push out a fridge through a keyhole?....