This pregnancy has been so different for me! With Kellen everything was a dream! No sickness, no fatigue, no mood swings, everything was perfect! This time I am really experiencing what a real pregnancy is all about!! So, I am going to start a new series on my blog. It's called "You may be expecting....but not expecting this!"
I was NOT expecting the common side effect of pregnancy called
So basically, and this is kind of gross, I brush my teeth and when I spit, I spit out blood! Can you image how freaked out I was when this first happened? And it didn't just happen once, it kept on happening, everytime I brushed my teeth! Now, I will admit, I am very hygienic. I brush my teeth at least 3 times a day, and floss every morning and night and use mouthwash. I take really good care of my teeth!! What is going on!!! After a couple of days of spitting out blood and quietly freaking out I had to consult google. What I found was that I am normal!! YES, I AM! Google said so! It's caused by pregnancy hormones resulting in swollen and inflamed gums that can bleed more easily. If you experience "pink toothbrush" you should switch to a soft bristle toothbrush (I've always used medium) and/or use a mild toothpaste.
This was without a doubt something that I wasn't prepared for, but a wonderful experience learning about it.
Today is Wednesday, over the hump day. Eh. Just 2 more days until the weekend!!!