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post #21 of 60
you know you're pregnant when....

you manage to eat all your days worth of calories by 1:30 in the afternoon. (i see hitting the trail w/ toddler and jogging stroller in my very near future--so glad spring's comin')

your hormones cause you to hate everybody, and you wonder wth you were thinking in deciding to make another somebody. (more irony)

you, your reality and the world in which you knew it resemble nothing even remotely familiar, and you swear this is what it must feel like to be possessed or otherwise taken over by some outside force.
post #22 of 60
...When you step on the scale and proclaim, "O man...

"I lost another pound!"

(Back to the eat-->gag-->eat thing.)
post #23 of 60
nak
laughing as i read some of these bc they're so frickin' accurate!
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ykyp when you suddenly have less than NO patience with your favorite (read: only) daughter in the whole world when she is attempting to nurse when you've asked her to wait, or when you're telling her very forcefully to go back to sleep RIGHT NOW when she wimpers at night. I have reached my lifetime's darkest moments with this pregnancy; at times I don't even know who I am. And I hate it; this is not me.
post #24 of 60
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nak
laughing as i read some of these bc they're so frickin' accurate!
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ykyp when you suddenly have less than NO patience with your favorite (read: only) daughter in the whole world when she is attempting to nurse when you've asked her to wait, or when you're telling her very forcefully to go back to sleep RIGHT NOW when she wimpers at night. I have reached my lifetime's darkest moments with this pregnancy; at times I don't even know who I am. And I hate it; this is not me.
Mama. I'm right there with you at night time. I leave my patience in the toilet before bed it seems. I just try to breath deeply, and if I have to I block my ears, breath and count to ten. I really have to make myself do this which can be a struggle when I'm about to explode. But it helps.
post #25 of 60
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nak
laughing as i read some of these bc they're so frickin' accurate!
to add-
ykyp when you suddenly have less than NO patience with your favorite (read: only) daughter in the whole world when she is attempting to nurse when you've asked her to wait, or when you're telling her very forcefully to go back to sleep RIGHT NOW when she wimpers at night. I have reached my lifetime's darkest moments with this pregnancy; at times I don't even know who I am. And I hate it; this is not me.
I am right there with you. DH was out of town this weekend and I had a couple bad days in a row - days when I just can hardly pull myself out of bed, can't shake the haziness, and am extremely emotional. I screamed at DS Friday morning like no one should ever EVER be screamed at. I spent a good hour trying to escape the "noise" of having a toddler - the whining, the constant commentary, the power struggles. I reached my limit when I set him up in the living room with toys and went to take a shower - just to have 10 minutes of quiet so I could calm myself down - and he banged on the door and screamed "see mommy! see mommy!" the entire time, and I could hear him. I just lost it. I'm so ashamed of myself.

I know he just needed me right then, but I had nothing left to give. I didn't want to be touched, I didn't want to talk, I didn't want to listen. I just needed some SILENCE!
post #26 of 60
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I screamed at DS Friday morning like no one should ever EVER be screamed at. I spent a good hour trying to escape the "noise" of having a toddler - the whining, the constant commentary, the power struggles. I reached my limit when I set him up in the living room with toys and went to take a shower - just to have 10 minutes of quiet so I could calm myself down - and he banged on the door and screamed "see mommy! see mommy!" the entire time, and I could hear him. I just lost it. I'm so ashamed of myself.

I know he just needed me right then, but I had nothing left to give. I didn't want to be touched, I didn't want to talk, I didn't want to listen. I just needed some SILENCE!
I'm another one in this boat.

My 19mo daughter's favorite pass time is screaming for no reason. I have no idea why she does this, she has my undivided attention, I try my hardest ignore the screaming, she's not in pain... she just likes to scream. It is driving me literally out of my mind.

The other day she screamed at me in the morning when I was sitting on the floor in the bathroom waiting for the nausea to either subside or manifest (iykwim) and I did the worst thing ever... I turned around and screamed as loud as I could right in her face.

I'm so glad that she reacted okay. She just looked at me in shocked disbelief and continued playing. She took it in stride but I was in pieces for the rest of the day.
post #27 of 60
...when you can't sing any of the hymns in church without crying, and then fall asleep during the sermon.
post #28 of 60
when the "stand up- sit down- repeat" going on at church makes you so dizzy and nauseous that you give up. And then you wonder if you might fall asleep and therefore be unable to wake your snoozing husband.
post #29 of 60
When it's some ungodly below-zero temperature, and you come in from plugging in the car so it has some chance of starting in the morning, and you're FREEZING cold, and you reach for... a pint of Ben and Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
post #30 of 60
You know youre pregnant when little health things that always happened before now freak you out like no one's business.

You know youre pregnant when youre almost 16 weeks and still puking and bitter at the world because Second Trimester Is Supposed To Be Better!! (I'm DDC crashing

You know youre pregnant when your husband, who was OK before being pregnant, is now a godly saint helping with chores and cooking and emotional support *sighs happily* I'll be sad when that goes back to normal

You know youre pregnant when you clean the bathroom and think you deserve a medal AND a ceremony.

You know youre pregnant when getting on a scale doesn't bother you any more because hey, YOURE PREGNANT... It's OK to gain weight
post #31 of 60
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I screamed at DS Friday morning like no one should ever EVER be screamed at. I spent a good hour trying to escape the "noise" of having a toddler - the whining, the constant commentary, the power struggles. I reached my limit when I set him up in the living room with toys and went to take a shower - just to have 10 minutes of quiet so I could calm myself down - and he banged on the door and screamed "see mommy! see mommy!" the entire time, and I could hear him. I just lost it. I'm so ashamed of myself.

I know he just needed me right then, but I had nothing left to give. I didn't want to be touched, I didn't want to talk, I didn't want to listen. I just needed some SILENCE!

I'm another one in this boat.

My 19mo daughter's favorite pass time is screaming for no reason. I have no idea why she does this, she has my undivided attention, I try my hardest ignore the screaming, she's not in pain... she just likes to scream. It is driving me literally out of my mind.

The other day she screamed at me in the morning when I was sitting on the floor in the bathroom waiting for the nausea to either subside or manifest (iykwim) and I did the worst thing ever... I turned around and screamed as loud as I could right in her face.

I'm so glad that she reacted okay. She just looked at me in shocked disbelief and continued playing. She took it in stride but I was in pieces for the rest of the day.
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Nik! Mama to Evelynn 08/08 ... Number 2 due 10/10!
Hugs to both you mamas. I have btdt with #1. And though it sounds like it with my post earlier, I am NOT a neglectful mama! And neither are either of you! Sometimes we reach our own peronal limits and that is THAT. It's sooooo hard when there's no one here to take over and give you that space you need, for even a few minutes. Kids are resiliant and bounce back- but my actions still haunt me years later.

Getting back to the thread- ykyp when you MUST HAVE Chef Boyardee ravioli RIGHT NOW and the thought of eating that hasn't crossed your mind since you were a kid!
post #32 of 60
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ykyp when you MUST HAVE Chef Boyardee ravioli RIGHT NOW and the thought of eating that hasn't crossed your mind since you were a kid!
And now I want ravioli. And I don't allow it in the house... crap.
post #33 of 60
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And now I want ravioli. And I don't allow it in the house... crap.
Yeah...I want canned crappy food...and I'm not allowed to eat it because I have to eat under 1g of sodium a day for the duration of the pregnancy.

It means a serious lack of quick options in our house. I've been living on yogurt (and Ben and Jerry's....).

I can't even eat Saltines!
post #34 of 60
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And now I want ravioli. And I don't allow it in the house... crap.
o gawd, i can almost feel the heartburn.
post #35 of 60
you know ur pregnant when the thought of getting dressed in the AM really just makes u want to go back to sleep - it would be so much more comfy if everyone were naked!

Your boobs are soooooo big (DD) and u remember how they were bigger than ur other babies heads at birth - and they are not "voluptuous" they are annoying, and painful.

Constapation... end of story.

You know all the good spots on your arm for when an IV of fluids is needed

Food is a love hate relationship

Mostly everything is a love hate relationship

You forget what else you were going to write.....
post #36 of 60
...This ad on TV makes you blub (you have been warned - not horrible tears, more like warm fuzzies kind of tears...)
post #37 of 60
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...This ad on TV makes you blub (you have been warned - not horrible tears, more like warm fuzzies kind of tears...)
It didn't make me all that emotional...
maybe I need to go pee on a stick again?

I did, however, cry through pretty much all of the movie The Blind Side...
post #38 of 60
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Originally Posted by ILovePie View Post
It didn't make me all that emotional...
maybe I need to go pee on a stick again?

I did, however, cry through pretty much all of the movie The Blind Side...
I just watched it again to make sure...still got me welling up!
post #39 of 60
ykyp- when you wake up at 8:00, take a one hour nap at 10:00 while waiting for DH to pick up your meds at the pharmacy, and then take another (3 hour) nap after dinner. Apparently things that "may cause drowsiness" in normal people will cause a dead sleep in a pregnant woman.
post #40 of 60
You know you're pregnant when....

You're trying to leave to get to a play group on time (FOR ONCE!!) when you can't find that amazing invention called the bella band that helps you wear NORMAL pants even though you can't button them up...and you turn into a blubbering mess for 15 minutes crying and yelling at your DD when she asks, "mama..is there anything I can do to help?" You also call DD while he's on his lunch break at work and INSIST that he MUST have done something with it...only to later realize that YOU actually misplaced it.....

Man I am so with you ladies on the patience thing. I have NONE sometimes...and feel AWFUL. The TV has been on way too much...and it seems like every time DD wants "junk" food I just give in because I can not stand listening to her whine about how bad she NEEDS it. Ugh.

It will get better..it will get better..it will get better!
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