Sigh. This pregnancy. Sure, I had a harder first five months with Marguerite, but I didn't get all these weird asides going on. With my first, my skin was nice and smooth (except for the above the knee ingrown hair I incurred after shaving AND the stretch marks - which btw in my case itched toward the latter part of my pregnancy - the oldies here say that only happens if the baby in your belly has lots of hair, and sure enough Marguerite was born with a full head of hair. Cowinkydinks like that make you wonder, lol). I also didn't suffer from constipation AT ALL. This time around, I've had a few constipated episodes, but the really weird thing is the warts around my neck area. It's a good thing I'm not growing them on my face. My skin also has darker undertones in specific areas. However, the really annoying thing is the ITCH. At first, I thought I was getting bitten, but sometimes, rashes would show up on my arms, nape and back. They'd subside and then flare up again. And then, there's my scalp. It gets so itchy sometimes that I have to stop working and just start brushing my hair vigorously (in effect, really just scratching my scalp). It sometimes even wakes me up at night. I asked my mom to check for creepy crawlies and dandruff, but those weren't the cause of the itch. I'm really just itching. I consulted a pregnancy thread on the Mothering forum and discovered that other pregnant women also go through the same thing. So if you see me scratching sometime, don't worry about parasites; I'm just pregnant.