I’m SO Hot Now

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There are two things that EVERYONE assumes about pregnancy.  Cravings and morning sickness.

While I can confirm that I experienced both, I know that many women don’t have any cravings or morning sickness at all.

As for myself, the only thing I wanted to eat at the peak of my morning sickness was Mexican Pizzas from Taco Bell. I think about the processed ground beef and refried beans now and want to puke. I can’t explain why junk food was all I wanted for my 1st trimester.

One day I drove 20 minutes out of my way to get these doughnuts from Sidecar in Newport Beach, CA

One day I drove 20 minutes out of my way to get these doughnuts from Sidecar in Newport Beach, CA

It might have been a blessing in disguise, but as I started to feel better into my 2nd trimester, my husband got sick and I was forced to eat healthier. Okay, it totally saved me…because I was gaining weight rapidly. Once I changed my diet to include a lot more greens, leaner meats, and healthier snacks, my weight gain slowed down drastically. I went from gaining 10 lbs a month to only a few pounds per month.

In addition to the stereotypical symptoms of pregnancy, here are a few things I experienced:

  • Dark, Amazonian Titties. Yes, you heard that correctly.  I read the description on a mom’s blog and I have to agree that’s what they look like. Not only did my boobs become 2-3 sizes larger, but the size of my areola has doubled and tripled in size as well. In addition, they are no longer a pinkish color. They are brown. These changes in my body made me question our modern day obsession with boobs. I look in the mirror and see utters just waiting to be suckled.
  • Flatulence. I imagine only males in college dorm rooms pass this much gas.
  • Sweating. I’m blessed with genes that allowed me to never have to wear deodorant. Sweating from my armpits and BO is just not a part of my body’s chemistry. Well, that’s until I got pregnant.
  • Pregnancy brain. You know when you eat a lot of food for lunch at work and can’t think that straight afterwards because you’re so full? I feel like that all the time now. I think it must have to do with all my blood going to my baby or something. I actually missed a flight in my 2nd trimester because I miscalculated the flight timing in my head.
  • Body Heat. I’m just hot all the time now. It’s winter and I’m never, ever cold.  Pregnancy makes me one HOT MAMA.
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Mindy Song is a mother of one, a video artist, and musician from Orange, CA. She is an advocate of social justice with interests in globalization, socio-economics, and the history of women’s rights in developing nations. By day she is a marketing specialist for a dental imaging company, milk pumper, and wannabe supermom. By night she is an asian fusion chef, art critic, and blogger.
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