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Crazy pregnant emotions, anyone else?!

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Is anyone else having crazy pregnant emotions?
Like- for example- last night I get home and the house is a mess. Dh is on the computer playing video games (to his benefit he had worked all day and just gotten home)

I clean all the time so get bummed when the house is an utter wreck and he isn't even noticing. So I got all angry and then proceeded to burst into tears and sobbed for a half an hour!!!
I was like- woah, it really is true what they say about these pregnancy emotions.
Anyone else want to share stories of their intensified and sometimes wacky pregnancy over- emotionalness?!
post #2 of 19
haha, yes!

besides the drama from yesterday I also broke down once last week when DH got home "late." I'm embarrassed to even try to type out the scenario. It was totally irrational - he was at dinner with his boss and he called and texted me to tell me about the plans, where they went, what time he thought he would be home, etc etc. - he was home by 9. By the time he got home I was upset and things kind of snowballed, I was frustrated about our messy house (again, I totally blew it out of proportion, I think I was most concerned that he had not ironed his work shirts - huh?!?)

ARGH, I think I just needed a good cry at the time? I'm not usually emotional, irrational, or a crier so it was totally odd, but holy smokes - at the time I was sooooooo in the moment!!
post #3 of 19
Oh heck yes.

Last night I was marveling at how my belly seems to have popped all of a sudden, and was talking to DH about that and just the sheer awe of having a baby grow in there (it's our first, so this is all new to me.) Right in the middle of this, he started checking his e mail and interrupted me to talk about a news story a friend had e mailed him, and so I got all teary and angry at him, interpreting it as his not caring about the pregnancy. I threw a (small) book across the room and went to bed in tears.

I also listen to NPR every morning when I drive to work, and at least once a day there's a story or commentary on there that makes me cry. Did anyone hear the editorial this morning from the former heroine addict whose 23-year old son is now going to Afghanistan to fight the very system he was part of? It followed a story about opium production in that country...anyway, that one was a total tear jerker.
post #4 of 19
Count me in too.

I think I broke down at least 4 times last week, crying for like a half hour straight each time. Once because the car broke down. Once because I had a migraine. Once because I'm frustrated with my work situation.

The last one was the worst. I had been gone out of the house for 5 days and came home to find that the door to the room where the cat's litter box is had been shut. She decided to use the rug as her new litter box. And the house was a wreck because we had workers in there tiling the bathroom. A messy house seems to start the waterworks for most of us. For me, I want to keep everything clean but I am so tired that I try my hardest to clean and then by the time I have the energy to work on it, it's a disaster again.
post #5 of 19
Meee, toooo...

I woke up with the random yeast infection from HECK this morning; it is super-painful, AND it means I can't have any cookies. So automatically my day sucks.

Then, after my husband came home from work today, he started complaining about how I didn't walk the dog today (I say the dog can go twice a day--after her two meals; he says the dog needs four times a day--and an always-filled food dish). And it seemed like he wouldn't stop bringing it up after I asked him repeatedly to drop it. (He had asked me this morning to walk the dog around noon today, although I didn't actually say I would.) I started to cry and yell. So I left the room, locked myself in the bathroom, and screamed some curse words. And then I was fine.

SO embarrassing! There's just so much extra emotion right now; I don't always know where to put it. I feel like I have Tourette's!
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
yes! Glad to hear I have company on this one. And-um, I may have thrown a couple of things across the room too so I guess it is not only sadness but anger too that increases- like you said, extra emotions.
post #7 of 19
I'm still waiting for an extreme outburst, but I am constantly pissed off. I get angry at ANYTHING DH does! I have a tendency to just walk away if I know I'm angry, so I've definitely walked out of the house and gone for a drive a few times in the last couple months. I guess that cools me down, but maybe it's bad b/c I ALWAYS feel on the verge of explosion with him. Maybe I should just explode and get it over with...maybe that would make it go away....even if it's just for a little while
post #8 of 19
Ha! Luckily (I guess) it's not DH I'm irritated at. But it is two of my co-workers that are pushing me to my limits. Everything one of them says and does grates on my nerves. To be fair, he does have an intense personality but I feel bad because I've been pretty mean to him lately. I console myself by thinking that at least it's not DH I'm snapping at.
post #9 of 19
I'm pissed off at DH right now! And I kinda threw my laptop down to come over to the PC to get away from him (laptop isn't online)!

I just shared that I was in a bad mood and do you know what he said, uh-huh, "how is that different from any other day?" WTF! When will he learn that just throws fuel on the fire.

Ugh!
post #10 of 19
Umm, yeah!

Yesterday I broke down on my chiropractor's table and sobbed...couldn't quit. Finally I pulled it together slightly--just enough to tell him why I was feeling so stressed--and then after he gave me some rescue remedy and a neck rub, I started sobbing again because it felt so nice to be taken care of for a moment!

Oh, and I was extremely pissed at dh all day yesterday because of--get this--something that I DREAMED he did!!!

Dear God in Heaven, please let my friends and family survive this pregnancy. Amen.
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
I am glad I am not the only one being on edge with their dh! Some weeks flow so well and then other weeks I get so irritable! Irritable/stressful week this week but some tension starting to lift now.
post #12 of 19
I like to think of them as "completely normal pregnancy emotions."

But yeah, totally. DH tucks me into bed, since I go to sleep earlier than him now. Right before he turned off the light I just started bawling uncontrollably....like loud....into my pillow so I didn't wake the duplex neighbors! DH was like "uhhh, honey? what's wrong?" In between cries I was just saying "I don't know...wimper..wimper." It was kind of hillarious from the the outside looking in. If I wasn't crying, I would have been laughing at myself. I just like to think that it's totally normal, not weird, and even pretty comical sometimes! (makes me feel better about the whole thing)
post #13 of 19
Mine isn't really constanting sobbing or bursting in to tears at the drop of a hat, but I've never been more anxious, nervous, on the edge of me seat, about just about everything that is going on in my life right. We're selling a house, trying to buy a house, taking care of a pre-schooler, working full time, and trying to stay as stress-free as possible while I'm pg with #2!!!

So, I'm 10,000 ways of being overwhelmed. I would rather hide in a closet right now - take a long break - and come out and everything be done! My mind is constantly racing, my dreams have been off the charts crazy.....
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Katie34 View Post
For those of us who are irritable at our dh's right now: maybe it is for similar reasons. I think for me there is a feeling of- well, you can't even clean the house or notice what needs to be done without me asking you to. So how are you going to be when the baby gets here and there are a million more things to do? I think it is somewhat of a survival instinct- how is this going to work- when the dh's don't take responsibility for the home and stuff as we might want them to.
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i finally identified why it made me so irritated that the house was messy a couple of weeks ago and you hit the nail on the head.
it's already stressful enough to try to imagine how it will be to take care of baby and it makes it worse to think i might not have as much help around the house as i need. i do plan on hiring a cleaning lady for end of 3rd tri & first few months after baby is born. i hope that will help.

i'm feeling a bit better emotionally than i was in my 1st tri. i was a total rageaholic i yelled at poor dh more times than i can count. and coworkers had me fuming at my desk at least a dozen times a week. i'm feeling less stressed in my 2nd tri & i think that's really helping keep my emotions in check.

i've been reading magical beginnings, enchanted lives by deepak chopra and it talks a lot about the chemical changes that occur in your body (and then are transferred to baby) when you're stressed. being mindful of my stress level throughout the day seems to help me not to get too wound up and lose my temper. (not that i don't still throw a fit now and then )

OR, maybe if our husbands/partners would just clean the damn house now and then we'd be fine
post #15 of 19
Tonight's cryfest: husband doesn't want to go see Birth: The Play with me. I don't know why, but that set me off and I cried for about 20 min straight.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
Men they piss us off . . . and neglect housework . . . but then they can go and be so sweet and lovely I am just glad that the love keeps returning and the difficulties pass away.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by SheBear View Post
Umm, yeah!

Yesterday I broke down on my chiropractor's table and sobbed...couldn't quit. Finally I pulled it together slightly--just enough to tell him why I was feeling so stressed--and then after he gave me some rescue remedy and a neck rub, I started sobbing again because it felt so nice to be taken care of for a moment!

Oh, and I was extremely pissed at dh all day yesterday because of--get this--something that I DREAMED he did!!!

Dear God in Heaven, please let my friends and family survive this pregnancy. Amen.
OMG, you're pregnant? Congratulations! Here I am stalking one friend in this DDC and I find another.
post #18 of 19
Ha!!! Yep, hormones in full swing...My husband is taking it pretty well. I think he's very understanding. I almost enjoy it because I'm naturally more reserved with my emotions, so it's helping me deal with somethings.

I can't seem to let anything just slide these days.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by *MamaJen* View Post
OMG, you're pregnant? Congratulations! Here I am stalking one friend in this DDC and I find another.

Thanks, Jen! Crazy, huh? Starting to get excited, but still a bit shell-shocked. It's been an insane year for us...we moved from FL to Indiana in December (moved into our new home on Bethy's birthday!)....new part of the country, new job, new church, and now, new baby! Makes me wanna kind of hold my breath the rest of the year...what else might happen???

I miss our DDC though.....these ladies here are great and all, but they just don't stink as much as Dec. 07! :
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