There's no denying that pregnancy is weird. Even though I read tons of material on what to expect when expecting, it was strange to watch my body morph without my control; it was frustrating to feel so tired, and not be able to have enough coffee to "snap out of it." I was lucky in that I didn’t suffer from too many issues, like severe lower back pain or swelling. However, I was struck with food aversions (I still have trouble with raw vegetables) and my sense of smell evolved to what can only be described as superhuman. I also found myself doing some weird things during pregnancy, that I would never do if I wasn’t growing another human being.
Some women go into "nesting mode," emphatically re-organizing their entire homes to accommodate a tiny roommate or cleaning every nook and cranny until they're completely satisfied (which will be never). Others cook for days, stockpiling meals for when there is no time for dinner prep, not realizing that the food you get the most mileage out of after having a baby is the kind you can shovel into your mouth with one hand and without it dripping on the kid. Some women take multiple pictures throughout their pregnancy, documenting the changes their body is experiencing. Others shy away from the camera, and consider their pregnancy to be a more personal, intimate experience. The ways women react to pregnancy are as diverse as women themselves, yet there are some quintessential "weird things" every (read: most) pregnant women do, because pregnancy in and of itself, is weird.
So, with that in mind, here are a few of the super strange things I did when I was pregnant, that I've yet to do again.