11.11.2010

Not to Complain, But...

So I've already gone over the barfing. Which seems to be subsiding (knock wood).

But dude, this pregnancy has been so completely different from my first. Which was mellow and relatively easy.

I think it's a dirty trick. Cause now I have a toddler to chase.

A toddler who likes to run into the bathroom while I'm vomiting and turn the light on and off as fast as he can. Nothing makes barfing more enjoyable than doing it under a strobe.

My first pregnancy, odors bothered me, but not to the point where I'm nearly homicidal over my dogs standing by me (THEY REEK) or where I'm tempted to punch the lady in the grocery store who bathed in White Diamonds.

About a month ago, I went insane and decided I needed to deodorized the carpet in the living room. I used a powder for 'pet odor'. It was described as a 'fresh scent'.

For me, 'fresh scent' brings to mind clean air, fresh laundry, you know, stuff that has a pleasant aroma.

Arm & Hammer's idea of 'fresh' is more like junior high boys locker room...musky and sweaty and foot fungus-y coated in cheap spray deodorant and a touch of Drakkar.

The next week of my life was devoted to getting the 'freshness' out of my carpet. Incessant vacuuming. Then I steam cleaned. Twice.

It's almost gone, but once and a while, it will waft up from places unknown and I want to burn the carpet and all the living room furniture in a big bonfire in the backyard.

So my nose is going crazy. I wonder if I can get my hands on some of that stuff medical examiners smear under their nostrils while performing autopsies?

Just a thought.

7 comments:

Mommy Mo said...

Oh Heather- this post was hilarious to me. sorry! I hope your sense of smell lessens, I can only imagine what changing poopy diapers must be like for you!!!

*Lissa* said...

Bahaha! I'm just laughing because it totally sucks, but I can relate. That sense of smell has totally stuck with me and I cannot handle "cheap" smells, air fresheners, perfumes, colognes, carpet stuff or anything of the sort. I get headaches and totally nauseated.

I hope yours does not stick around after the baby comes!

Melissa said...

Oh Heather, I know exactly what you're talking about. I had the same issues big time when I was pregnant. The worst was the smell of my car (?) and crossing the Hwy 2 tressle. I guess it was the nearby pulp mill? I don't know, but it was the worst. After A was born, fortunately it all went back to normal. Oh, and onions and Burberry perfume. The worst!!

runnin_mama2_4 said...

You can get ahold of that stuff! It's usually vicks vapo rub... although I'm not sure how you'd be able to handle that strong of a menthol smell!

Christy M. said...

I have SO been there. Okay, so not really with the whole puking all the time thing, but the smells and wanting to stab old women wearing Youth Dew and also burn down the house because I just can't get rid of that smell. I think I kicked my dog when I was pregnant with Mia for being stinky, too. GAH.

Come on Nugget and give your mama a break. If you don't, *she* might pop your ass when you're born, yo!

~Mendie~ said...

oh my drakkar....that brings back memories!

glad it's subsiding, no one needs to feel like hurling over anyscent!

MrsDixon said...

Oh my gosh! That is too funny! I do in fact find it cruel that God gave pregnant women the combo of intense smelling powers AND nausea at the same time!