Prepare yourself... it's really weird. And frustrating.
For the past couple of months (I'm almost 20 weeks pregnant), I sometimes will start talking and out of nowhere, I start to get really hot. And then I feel it... a blush starts to creep up my neck and into my face (and on my hands, and my feet... at least, that's how it feels). I mean, in general, I blush every once in a while. I'm pretty pale, and I just can't help it.
But this is not the cute, regular flush-cheeked bashfulness. And it's definitely not what you would label the "pregnancy glow." It's all-out-call-the-fire-department burning under my skin. It reaches my scalp.
And it's a vicious, vicious cycle. Usually, when I start blushing now, I'm not embarrassed at all. It just starts happening. But when whoever I'm talking to looks at me oddly, I start to get a little embarrassed. I want to start wearing a sign that says:
I know I'm blushing.
I'm not embarrassed.
It's the extra blood flow.
I know because I googled it.
Maybe you'll tell me that this has nothing to do with pregnancy. Well, me and a bunch of my new-found friends on random bulletin boards online (sounds secure, right?) are here to tell you that IT DOES! And if it doesn't, at least we're all crazy together. And that we can blame on pregnancy.