Katherine - posted on 02/13/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
Making donkey noises. Can you even imagine waking up one day and getting out of bed only to realize that you suddenly sound like a farm animal? Because it happened to an 18-year old pregnant girl in the UK named Cody Hagel, who started making donkey noises shortly after she conceived. Cody wasn't quite as shocked as most people would be at the whole donkey thing because she'd already been suffering from Tourette's syndrome since she was 14-years old. Apparently pregnancy can trigger new forms of "tics" in Tourette's sufferers, and since she lives on a farm where there are donkeys, she thinks that is why she picked up the noises. She's taking her new sounds with a grain of salt, and her light-hearted attitude on her condition is incredibly refreshing. She's wise beyond her years, that's for sure!
2. Changes to your voice. It may not be quite as quirky as sounding like a donkey, but Julia Roberts had changes to her voice while pregnant. She wound up talking, and even laughing, at a lower tone than normal. How weird is it that this "Pretty Woman" wound up sounding more like a man? Of course, a lot of men find the whole husky voice thing pretty sexy.
3. Bizarre pregnancy cravings. Have you heard about those women who crave really strange foods while they are pregnant -- like soil? Britney Spears supposedly had a hankering for dirt while she was expecting. But perhaps the oddest part of this pregnancy symptom is the fact that we aren't really all that shocked by it. C'mon -- would your jaw really drop to the floor if you saw Brit reach down and grab a handful of soil and stick it in her mouth? I didn't think so.
4. Excessive farting. Another embarrassing symptom that some of us don't want to admit having? Lots and lots of gas. Sometimes it's just impossible to suck 'em in while you're pregnant. But I guess it's better to just laugh about gas the way Jessica Simpson did instead of getting all bent out of shape about it.
5. Increased foot size. Many women find themselves needing to go out and buy new shoes while they are pregnant. In fact, some women may even go up as much as a size-and-a-half! Sometimes foot size goes back to normal, and sometimes it doesn't. But then again, do us gals ever really need a good excuse to go shoe shopping?
Are you experiencing anything unusual or that you did not expect while pregnant?
My feet grew a whole size! I have to say I never made donkey noises lol! Gas? Yep!