From crying for nothing to making my brother eat outside because I didn’t want to inhale the smell of what he was eating, I did many crazy things while I was pregnant. I started thinking of my pregnancy days again because a family friend is pregnant and she is totally killing it. For example, claiming she hates something one minute then declaring great love for it the next minute. Pregnancy hormones, why art thou so wicked? In case you didn’t know, pregnancy hormones are real! Here are 10 crazy things they made me do. Please, blame everything on the hormones!
1. Carried someone’s toddler thinking it was my child.
This happened when my 1st girl was over a year old and I was pregnant. I went to the market back home in Douala, Cameroon with my younger brother and my daughter. After finishing my transaction at a particular shop, I picked up another toddler who was at the shop and started going my way. His/her mother had to scream, “Ekie! (exclamatory parlance) Are you taking my child??? I’m sure my brother laughed at me over this for more than a week.
2. Left my key on my door and freaked out because I thought it was missing.
It seems my brain went on a vacation when I got pregnant. I once forgot my key on my front door and later looked for it frantically, not having the slightest idea where I could have left it. When I got home, it was right on the door.
3. Cried while watching movies.
I cried terribly while watching movies. I became super emotional and so sensitive to people’s sufferings in movies. I would wail seriously when I watch something touching. It looks like this trait followed me out of pregnancy because these days I get emotional and cry even when I watch cooking shows!
4. Avoided rubbing body lotion for weeks.
With my first pregnancy I hated smells with a passion so my body went without any lotion for weeks because I couldn’t stand the smell. I even avoided using (scented) soap to wash my body.
5. Vomited only because I saw a particular food.
Believe it or not, I threw up just because I saw groundnuts (peanuts) in my kitchen. I hated it with a passion and just even thinking about it made me nauseous.
6. Got angry with Mr. N. for nothing.
Like why did he buy the burger and go shop some more instead of coming home to give me my warm burger? Seriously, this thing hurt me like it was was one of the major problems in the world. Ha.
7. Cooked food no one else but me could eat.
The meals I make during for myself during pregnancy are blander than bland. I always hide them away from guests because it will be pure wickedness to serve someone what I cook.
8. Made my brother eat outside because I didn’t want to smell what he was eating.
My brother was dying to eat some sardine – sardines in oil from the can. I couldn’t stand the smell so he had to go eat outside.
9. Slept during normal activities.
I could sleep for Africa. Anywhere and anytime.
10. Danced with my pregnant belly.
Hahaha. I danced like crazy in my last pregnancy (mostly without an audience so no one would think I am crazy).
Dear moms, I’m sure I’m not the only one who experienced moments of insanity during my pregnancy. What was your pregnancy like? What are the crazy things you did during pregnancy? And if you have never been pregnant, what are the crazy things you have experienced a pregnant mom around you do?