Pregnancy Symptoms or are they really Pregnancy Superpowers?
Pregnancy is an exciting, wonderful, stressful, emotional roller coaster. Your body is going through so many changes and one of life’s greatest miracles is happening right inside of you.
Pregnancy definitely isn’t a walk in the park, it’s not all flowers and rainbows and butterflies. In fact, I’m finding the famous “pregnancy glow” is more of a residue of sweat, tears, and grease from potato chips.
As I have been going through this crazy journey I have discovered that certain pregnancy symptoms can really be considered as superpowers. Oh yes, superpowers.
So let’s get right to it:
The super nose:
When you’re pregnant you have the nose of a bloodhound on steroids. If someone passes gas you will be the first to know. You can smell through walls, the kitchen might be on the opposite end of the house but you can smell the jar of pickles from your bed…
Because of my super nose, I was actually able to smell a leak in our apartment days before anyone found it.
Don’t even get me started on public restrooms. Try to avoid them as much as you can in the first trimester. If you can’t avoid them, then you’ll develop the next superpower.
Do or die instincts:
The ability to hold your breath for longer than you ever thought possible.
In a public restroom, this is definitely a do or die type of thing. Breathe at your own risk!
Super tear ducts:
When you’re pregnant you can cry at just about anything. Sometimes this power is hard to control… You could be watching a cooking show, or at the grocery store. There’s no telling when the waterworks could strike.
It could be as simple as your SO (significant other) saying, “Hey let’s go get tacos tonight.”
Or when you’re at a restaurant and they say your fave dish is sold out. . .
Anything could do it. Those waterworks are in overdrive and could spring a leak at any minute.
This can also be an advantage since the tears are so easily accessible. Need an out on cooking dinner? Doing other chores? Oh honey, you’re growing a person for Pete’s sake! Use those tears put your swollen feet up and take a break (you deserve it;)
The bottomless stomach:
The ability to eat every 2 hours otherwise you’ll feel like you’re going to die. Or at least get very nauseous.
This power will make you feel pretty crappy in the first trimester. As you get closer to the second trimester you might find this superpower evolving into what I like to call “YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE THE STOMACH OF A TEENAGE BOY.”
As in you could eat an all American breakfast with hash browns, eggs, and pancakes. Then a plate of nachos, and 2 pickles dipped in ice cream all before noon.
But don’t worry you’ll be hungry again in an hour or two.
You will have a super bladder:
It doesn’t matter that you peed 10 minutes ago your super bladder has to go super bad! All. The. Time.
If you were the kind of person that could get a solid night’s rest, being pregnant changes this. As a pregnant lady myself I have the ability to dream that I really have to go and I can’t find a restroom, which stresses me out and then I wake up and realize how full my bladder is.
Sometimes you’ll be able to make multiple trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Aren’t our bodies incredible?
Speaking of crazy dreams when you’re pregnant you may remember your dreams more (or at least I do). For most women dreams while you’re pregnant are more vivid and strange. In all my dreams I am very aware that I’m pregnant.
I’ve had ultrasounds done in my dreams, I’ve had a dream where all the newborn babies were dinosaurs and they started attacking everyone. I’m afraid that dream might have some truth in it…
When I was 17 weeks along I was thinking what if I were to go into labor, what if she came super early. I was wondering what the survival rate would be. Then I had a dream where my baby was suddenly outside of my stomach. I got to hold her, kiss her, count her fingers and toes, and make sure she was alright. I didn’t know the gender yet, but in all my dreams I dreamt it was a girl. And she was Perfect. Then I put her back in my tummy to finish growing her.
Dreams. They’re weird.
Share your pregnancy superpowers or weird dreams in the comments below!