Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on
I’m now seven weeks pregnant and while not actually puking, my GAWD, the smell sensitivity! I sent my husband with the dog to the vet because I was convinced there was something seriously wrong with the dog’s mouth, his breath was so bad. And his ears stink! Our regular vet said nope, normal, so I asked our neighbor (also a vet) to take a sniff, and she seemed to think it was normal dog breath (and ears!) too. I couldn’t say, “but I’m pregnant and I can’t stand it!” so she thought I was just really weird, I think.
My husband drank some liquor the other night and I couldn’t even be near him. Yuck.
Walking by the bathroom while my husband was peeing, I could smell the pee from the hallway — with the door closed, from at least 10 feet away. Super sniffer!
I am now somewhat happily subsisting on cheese dip and plain bean burritos when out, fried potatoes and fruit when home.
But all in all, this week is better than last. Maybe I’ve just adjusted?
So, share: what smells are making you gross out?
Post # 3
When I was 7-8 weeks, the smell of clam chowder made me want to throw up!
Post # 4
I’m only 6 weeks pregnant, I work in a restaurant, and all the smells mixing together are really starting to make me randomly gag!
Post # 5
We call it my “pregnancy superpower.” I can smell Tic Tacs from across the room and make my husband turn his head away from me when he talks.
I also sometimes think my husband smells gross. That is unfortunate.
Post # 6
Totally! I think of it as a superhero power. I couldn’t stand shampoo of someone sitting 2 seats away from me, even though it was a fresh scent…it was too powerful and I couldn’t stand it.
Another time, someone walked up to me and just said 2 sentences and all I could reply is, “Did you just go swimming? I smell chlorine.” He dropped his jaw and said, I went at 5:30 this morning but showered and washed my hair and everything. 🙂 I miss swimming so it wasn’t a bad smell.
Post # 7
I can’t stand the smell of DF’s breath. I make him brush his teeth and gargle before kissing me and I carry mints for when I can’t stand it. It’s not that he has bad breath normally, I can just really really smell it now that i’m pregnant.
Post # 8
Now my nose has been stuffed up, so thank god no smells! My last pregnancy it was the trash. My husband had to take it out constantly.
Post # 9
Haha, I’m the same way, I thought it would get less sensitive but if anything I’ve gotten more. I can tell what my husband’s eaten if he’s had a snack without me. I can’t stand the dogs breath or the smell of their food either. Foods I usually like all of a sudden just stink so much I can’t stand the thought of putting them in my mouth.
The one positive thing is like once a week I get a whiff of something floral or food and I swear I’ve never smelt anything so amazing in my life.
Post # 10
This was one of my clues that I may be pregnant. I kept smelling all sorts of things. I think the week before my BFP, I said like 20 times, OMG, do you smell that! It is still going strong now!
The other wierd thing is that I haven’t had cravings but when I see an ad for food, or read a recipe, I swear I can taste the food! This will probably be bad if/when I get morning sickness!
Post # 11
The dog’s food (a dry kibble) was the worst for me. Bad enough we switched the dogs’ food entirely. Also any time DH brought home fast food for himself. The smell of the fries and/or chicken nuggets were atrocious to me from the grease they were fried in. For awhile he would eat it out in his truck before coming in the house so I didn’t get nauseous.
Post # 12
For some reason i couldn’t even look at tomatos, let alone smell them during my first trimester. And I LOVE them.
I don’t know if this is good news or bad news, but by the thrid trimester you won’t smell anything thanks to the swelling in your mucous membranes. LOL. I have been blowing my nose and having nose bleeds for a month
Post # 13
@Lozza: In my first pregnancy I couldn’t STAND the smell of my husband! lol It didn’t matter if he just came home from work all dirty or just got out of the shower. His smell was awful!
This pregnancy isn’t as bad except I can smell dogs everywhere! It grosses me out everyday. Yuck!
Post # 14
When I was pregnant the smell of tuna (juices) were my worst enemy — it was so bad that even now (4 years later) the smell still nauseates me slightly.
I liked to zest citrus fruits when I was pregnant to “cleanse my palate” (distract my nose), to me it was a fresh, “clean” smell. YMMV
Post # 15
My nose has been too stuffy to smell much – so I guess that’s one plus to pregnancy-induced congestion! 🙂
Post # 16
I’ll be honest that this thread almost made me throw up. Even thinking about all those smells makes me sick. Things that have made me gag in the past few days:
- Cat food
- Fast food
- Sardines & Tuna (ugh..coworkers!)
- The litter box, even when clean
- Every food I normally like, like Thai food, Mexican food & Pizza
I have been surviving on Jamba Juice and apples. Downside to that is that it takes me an hour to warm up after I finish the Jamba Juice.