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What's been your weirdest pregnancy symptom?

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Seahawk80 Mon 02-Jan-17 20:27:33

Thought it would be fun to have a bit of a lighthearted thread about all the weird things that we go through.

Mine is that if I get cold my boobs are agony! It's like someone is pinching my nipples really hard, I've been close to tears with the pain at times. I also didn't pick a great time to be pregnant as it turns out! I have never heard of anyone else having this but apparently my mum and sister did so I'm not alone! Anyone else? Or any other random / funny symptoms?

pastabest Mon 02-Jan-17 20:40:53

I've grown fur on my stomach

OnTheUp13 Mon 02-Jan-17 20:50:34

For the first 2/3 months I could smell raw meat EVERYWHERE!

MoreBushThanMoss Mon 02-Jan-17 20:53:05

I had really really waxy ears. And my nose bled almost every day- just a little bit, but enough to need to shove a bit of tissue up there!

drinkyourmilk Mon 02-Jan-17 21:04:41

Seahawk I had the same thing! I actually sat and cried a few times. My tummy was also really really cold- all the time.

SickRose Mon 02-Jan-17 21:09:57

Yeah, painfully sore boobs when cold here too. And sometimes just one boob, which I think is worse. Also, if I feel hungry, that brings on the nausea, which then causes me to sneeze. And then if I sneeze I have to be careful as sometimes I will be sick.

flumpybear Mon 02-Jan-17 21:12:01

I was desparate for peanut butter on toast .... I did a test and it was positive .... then I had PB on toast!!

Johno85 Mon 02-Jan-17 21:14:34

I burp like a foghorn. After anything I eat or drink; it's totally disgusting. Poor DH!

Wiltshirewanderer1 Mon 02-Jan-17 21:15:14

My boobs hurt so much when I first go out in the cold that I've started putting winter warmers in my bra. Left one more than the right!

PberryT Mon 02-Jan-17 21:18:03

Oh yes the cold hurty boobs.

I have a patch on my left side just on the bottom of my ribcage that feels permanently sore almost like a bruise but only skin deep. No idea what it is but it's been there since 20 weeks ish.

NickyEds Mon 02-Jan-17 21:18:22

pasta, do not shave it off.....just saying..... <voice of experience>

With dd (second dc) I wanted to eat very dry, fine dust, like plaster dust. I bought ds some non toxic chalks so that I could lick them!

Seahawk80 Mon 02-Jan-17 21:18:44

These have cheered me up! Glad there are some other people with the painful boobs (although sorry you're suffering) and that my family aren't just freaks!

I've been putting the skiing hand warmers in my bra if I'm going out for longer than 10 mins!

The raw meat sounds horrible ontheup

ThinkPinkStink Mon 02-Jan-17 21:19:30

Seahawk me tooooooo! My poor nipples were SO SORE, the moment they got even remotely chilly. I nearly wept too!

They got better in my second trimester (and worse again in my third) but thinking about it, that could be because it was summer in my second trimester.

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Mon 02-Jan-17 21:22:28

Early on when I was expecting DD, I used to get muscle twitches in my upper abdomen. The same as the ones you get in your eyelids when you're tired. I also used to sneeze loads in the morning - I'd wake up and almost immediately do 5 or 6 sneezes back to back. Every single day without fail.

GummyGoddess Mon 02-Jan-17 21:23:15

Excessive saliva was weird and gross, I had to resist the urge to spit constantly.

Stylingwax Mon 02-Jan-17 21:24:25

A freckly arse. It's totally weird.

Fluffy24 Mon 02-Jan-17 21:24:44

Another with excess salivating, would wake up a wet slobbery mess.

SarahOoo Mon 02-Jan-17 21:27:22

I usually get the itchiness legs when I get regrowth after shaving my legs....I don't get this while pregnant?! This and long strong nails are the only positive pregnancy things I've had. My sense of smell is frigging awful to live with sob! Baby kicking and moving though is LOVELY 😍😍

Generally though I hate pregnancy

CatRash Mon 02-Jan-17 21:30:54

My male cat keeps incubating my stomach. It was one of the first 'symptoms' I got. If he can't get on my tummy then he will make do with my back....Or this morning my arse!!!

MrsBellefleur Mon 02-Jan-17 21:31:15

I keep getting pain in my right arm. Thought it was from sleeping funny in it but I've had it for over half the pregnancy now (I'm now 28 weeks) so I'm attributing it to a pregnancy symptom. it's probably just a trapped nerve.

Flowersonthewall Mon 02-Jan-17 21:34:35

Yes to the excessive saliva...I had to keep a cup by the side of my bed just to spit in! Bleugh, it was only the first few months of pregnancy and now seems so disgusting but there was literally nothing else I could do!

pooh2 Mon 02-Jan-17 21:35:26

Restless legs! Worst thing ever. Also my libido went through the roof in the 2nd trimester, I was insatiable grin apparently it is A Thing, but nobody had told me!

mistletoeprickles Mon 02-Jan-17 21:37:20

cat my dog did this in my first pregnancy, lucky he's only a small dog. He would shit himself if DD moved though.

My weird one is I can smell mint everywhere. I had a bath earlier in some carex stuff and swore it was mint. DP and DD had a right laugh at my expense!

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Mon 02-Jan-17 21:47:17

Oh the saliva!! I forgot about that. I had it towards the end and would wake up to a puddle on the pillow - lovely confused

This is very gross too but my wee smelled really funny the whole way through (was actually my first symptom at about 4 weeks) and once the morning sickness and super sense of smell kicked in it used to knock me sick. If I went for a wee it was 50/50 whether it would make me vomit.

SarahOoo Mon 02-Jan-17 22:06:36

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder same here with the wee! In fact I find everything on myself smells odd!

I wish I had excess saliva, my mouth is a vacuum at night and I wake up with the driest mouth ever!

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