Your eyebrows start to race to meet the hair at your temples.
Honestly. I’ve never plucked above the eyebrow before, except in a slightly misguided moment in my teens (but we’ve all done that, right? Please tell me it wasn’t just me).
I intend to find somewhere that does threading.
The most innocuous substances are somehow verboten. Paracetamol: fine. Canestan: only the weak version. Vicks: fine. Arnica: probably OK as a homeopathic pill but god forbid you apply the cream.
Anything which hasn’t had a double blind study of some type is dubious and therefore forbidden. Then there are various crunchy granola types who cast doubt on everything normal but chemical.
Googling to find all this out is time consuming. However, generally speaking, someone has asked the same question on a forum somewhere and there’s always someone reassuring about it.
You can also have a paradox of constipation and epic farting…and scary feeling trapped wind.
I bought a squatty stool (go and look on Amazon). A revelation.
Insomnia and the ability to nap the afternoon away is a perfectly valid combination.
If a little frustrating. I’ve worked out that my optimum activity level is something around 7500-9000 steps a day: enough to earn a free hot drink at Starbucks (hello peppermint hot chocolate!) on the health insurance each week. More than 9000 steps and I’ll be tired the next day. More than my “usual” 10,500 and I need a nap right now.
Ability to sleep on the train: enormous. Ability to sleep in bed? Not so much… weird.
Your blood flow goes weird. Some areas get all the fun. Yet my toes are often freezing….
With increased blood flow in some places, sluggish blood in general (hello DVT!). It’s weird.
How quickly your boobs grow. At week 9, I am on my second set of new bras (thank you eBay).
And, they are not soft and squishy. I imagine this is how silicone implants would feel…
It is perfectly normal (anything between 25% and 50%) to have no morning sickness whatsoever.
Although I tend to feel more nauseous as the day goes on, the only time I was actually sick was the day after transfer day, which was way too early in proceedings for hormones to be involved, and had much more to do with some reaction to muesli (never before encountered).