The oddities of pregnancy

I haven't talked much about being pregnant here.  Maybe because it's too personal.  Maybe it's because I don't have enough nice to things say and I don't want to complain. 

Whatever the case, I have been feeling better for about the last 2 weeks.  I actually feel like I have re-entered the land of the living.  I know longer wake up in the morning plotting when I can catch a nap.  I am past the stage of being unable to dream up something I would like to eat.  Yes, I am feeling better.

Pregnancy suits some women, they "glow."  I do not share this sentiment.  Perhaps the only things I enjoy about being pregnant is never feeling the need to suck in my stomach (come on, you know this is awesome) and long, healthy finger nails.  Feeling a human life move inside of your is pretty awesome too.

I will also say that I have been oh so lucky as to only vomit ONE time between all three of my pregnancies (knock on wood).  In fact, the first two pregnancies, I was not really that sick.  I thought I was, I would be a bit nauseous at times, like when I was hungry, or perhaps ate to much, or smelled something bad.  But let me just say, I could not even spell the word nauseous until this time around.

Another crazy thing, my first two pregnancies, I did not really have any weird cravings or aversions.  But this third time, the oddest thing happened.  I have been repulsed by tea.  Hot tea and iced tea.

Yes tea.  One of my daily (several times a day) enjoyments.  From about week 6 to week 15, I think I had maybe 4 cups of green tea or chamomile (previously my least favorites), whereas 5 months ago, began my day with hot tea, drank iced tea at meals, and I craved an Earl Grey Latte daily.  This has been a sad thing for me.  I miss the hot mug in my hand, but the thought of actually drinking it made me sick.  Now that I have been feeling better, I have been able to drink a few cups.  I even had one last night.  Maybe I am turning a corner?

So on this Friday, I would love to hear your pregnancy oddities.  I have a friend who was a coffee lover but when she was pregnant, she had to ask her husband to put the coffee pot in their garage because it made her so sick.  I have another friend who drank a 1/2 gallon of orange juice a day.  She couldn't get enough.  What about you (sorry to those of you who cannot comment, you can share the weirdest thing you have heard)?

I can't wait to read your comments!

PS.  We find out the sex of our baby on Monday!  I can hardly contain myself.  I promise to share here by Tuesday but will probably twitter it on Monday.  I think my post will either be titled, Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice or Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails as Mother Goose so aptly put it.