Thursday, November 19, 2009

Smells...


There are lots of fun things about being pregnant: seeing an ultrasound, hearing that crazy fast heartbeat, feeling the baby kick, having your hair and nails grow super fast, etc. One thing that is not so fun about pregnancy is this crazy increased sense of smell. I don't know how you normally smell sensitive people handle it on a daily basis I feel for you. Luckily I'm not one that's terribly bothered by smells, except when I'm pregnant.


So far I've had to buy new deodorant, body wash, face soap, lotion, and shampoo because everything I had I can't stand now. Too sweet, or too strong, or too gross. I had to go with all the sensitive skin unscented stuff so now taking a shower doesn't make me want to gag.


It's amazing what smells I notice now more than ever. Dirty diapers are a whole new experience, public restrooms, and driving by fast food restaurants can be killer. I also really notice people's breath, and you don't have to be that close to me. (Don't worry anyone who has been talking to me recently...I haven't noticed it in my friends) Cashiers and bank tellers, Walmart greeters...It's not fun to go shopping right after someone's lunch break :) There is no way I could go to the dentist right now and have someone that close to my face unless I could be certain they had eaten an entire package of breath mints before they came near.


Although it may seem like it, this isn't a complaining post. I actually find it more funny than anything. I was just thinking about it today when I took a shower and looked around at all my new products. I'm the one of the cheapest people you'll ever meet, but it was worth it to buy temporary replacements to give my poor little nose a break!


3 comments:

Melanie said...

since I have such a gift for smelling, I didn't notice a HUGE change when I was pregnant. Yes, there were offensive smells and my gag reflex was amazing! I think the olfactory sense comes along with the tummy churning one.

Liza said...

I think my nose must be in constant pregnant state. Agghh! I even tried using the Zicam nose swabs because people were complaining and suing because they said it made them loose their sense of smell. Hasn't worked for me yet. It is probably a protective thing for you. Your nose may be saving you from vomit! Who knows.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

I hear ya sister, although I never had to buy new stuff for the house. I'd imagine feeling sick to your stomach all of the time makes the smell thing even worse. But oh, those dirty diapers... Those are horrible!