My type-A personality can get the best of me sometimes. I’ve definitely relaxed a bit over the years and my need to plan, organize, and have all the little duckies in a row certainly has less of a hold on my life. But since my wife and I started this journey to motherhood, I feel some old rumblings deep down of needing to know, know, know just how everything is going to turn out. Trust me, I know how ridiculous that is; surely, it’s impossible to know anything for certain when so many variables are in place. I’ve never been good with surprises and want to keep my eye out for the unexpected, especially when it comes to pregnancy and all the beautiful (that’s what I keep telling myself) things that go along with it. So I need your help!
I wanted to know what women didn’t expect when they were expecting – what caught them by surprise – and I found some pretty odd pregnancy symptoms I hadn’t ever heard of before. But what about YOU? What threw you for the biggest loop during your pregnancy and left you wondering, “Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?”
See what Babble readers confessed about their pregnancy symptoms here: Readers Share: 10 Pregnancy Symptoms We Were Not Expecting
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