The pg side effects no one prepares you for
But there are a couple of symptoms/side effects that I could probably do without. First, the hairiness. I have never been a very hairy girl, even with PCOS--I am Asian, after all. But in the last couple months my belly has sprouted a luxurious growth of hair. It's practically a pelt. Seriously, people, the hair around my navel is denser than the hair on my legs. It is not pleasant. I assume it's a byproduct of the same changes that lead to thicker hair on your head, but I have yet to experience the actual DESIRABLE effect.
Then there's the gas. Oh, the gas. Let's just say that my poor husband, who deserves a medal for continuing to share a bed with me each night, has taken to calling me the "fart factory." It is a testament either to his great love of me or (more likely) his great deprivation over the last 12 weeks that he still plaintively asks me all the time when we will be allowed to have sex again.
How come no one ever told me about this stuff before?
I went all day yesterday and all day the day before with NO SPOTTING! I was so excited that when I went out to dinner with a friend last night (first time I'd gone out in AGES), I felt good enough to stroll around downtown for awhile. Nothing major--from the restaurant to a gelato shop to the subway--but I guess I must have overdone it, because this morning I was spotting again, and have had a bit of intermittent spotting this afternoon. It's nothing I haven't had before--just a little pale brown--but of course I feel horribly guilty. I calculated this morning that the "little stroll" I took actually totalled a little over a mile. Damn.