Have you ever had "one of those days"? Have you ever had one where you can't seem to stop crying or getting really upset for absolutely no reason?
How the heck do you make it stop?? I am not used to crying quite this much!
Aww Jynx, I think every pregnant woman has one of those days. I've cried over tiny little things a lot lately. I wish I could tell you how to make it stop but all I can think of is have the baby and let your hormones level out lol!!! But seriously, for me, a warm drink and a movie (or just an episode of my favorite show- the Office!) can give me the relaxation time and comfort I need to get on with my day. Maybe make yourself some hot tea and put on a movie -- not a sad one of course!! Hang in there!
This made me LOL so hard!
I guess I just needed to have a really long day of crying and today happened to be a day where it feels like everything went wrong. Including my daughter being sent home from school sick. :(
I think you're right though, a nice drink and some down time will do me good. :)
yeah, I think a little R and R and distraction is good. I try to not "trust" my freaky emotions since the can sometimes be out there... and try to remember that I am in control of my feelings, not the other way around.
But man, that is hard sometimes! Sometimes a good out of control sob is necessary.
I don't think you really can make it stop completely, but do something nice/relaxing for yourself... Or re-read your previous post on p0rn for preggos
these hormones are so intense. Sometimes I feel like the best thing to do is roll with it.
But I'm so sorry you had a bad day, regardless.
i have found a hot shower and lots of oils, lavender oil in particular make me feel better - and tea and some fun tv/movie.
Sorry you've been having a bad day, but I certainly understand it.
Since you're a mommy already, you don't have the luxury to take a hot bath and curl up in bed and just hang out with feeling sad, realizing it's okay to feel that way (especially with all these wacky hormones, as Meredith pointed out). If you do get some alone time, I'd recommend just taking it and letting the tears fall, give yourself permission to leak away without getting down on yourself for not just "getting over it".
Something that has helped me deal with stress (not eradicate it, mind you, just cope with it) is the pain-coping techniques from a book I'm reading (Birthing from Within). The techniques are supposed to help you cope with labor, but I've found that they work on stress. Little things like breathing awareness, and non-focused awareness have helped me not let the stress or sorrow carry me away.
I had a day like that yesterday. Little dude is sick and didnt feel like eating at all and that really stressed me out that he didn't eat for nearly 5 hours. He also screamed for over an hour straight. The only thing I could do was strap him in his car seat (which he hated even more) and go for a drive so he could fall asleep. That totally helped but man was it hard. Then for the rest of the day anytime he looked like he was gonna cry I did. It was hard.
I feel you. DP says its the hormones and try not to let them get to me. I'm fairly emotional sometimes as it is and pregnancy isn't helping at all. Early on a plane flying over head made me bawl and then people flashing their lights at me to tell me there were deer on the side of the road made me so happy that I cried. Its ridiculous. If you find a magic cure, please let me know what it is!
I don't like it when my emotions are all over! The counter was messy this morning because we just got back from ABQ late last night and I had forgotten that yesterday was the day the cleaning lady was coming so she did not come UGH a messy house = strees for me to no end..... AND because we weren't home she can't come until friday AND DD and DS are getting over sniffles AND tmr is their ski day AND I still did not pack their stuff AND I picked up our dog from the kennel this morning and he pulled on my arm and my back is sore :-( DS refused to get dressed all day today and has been walking around with no unders on !!!! LOL ok that's funny.... but its has been a whirl wind of ups and downs today.
It's going to be hot tea and my fav show tonight, watching a rerun of Vampire diaries or boardwalk...... but one thing DH has done is get me my massage at the spa on thrusdays and that is soooooo helpful....also going to the gym about 3x a week helps. Oddly it gives me energy and must remove stress. I don't always get their the 3x but anything helps.
I've noticed more and more lately, that the littlest things are making me irritable. My dogs won't stop barking at each other or chasing the cats, and by noon, I am ready to lock all four of them outside! (dogs and cats alike!)
I'm not usually this big of a complainatron, at least I think I'm not... but it's getting harder and harder to be happy and excited about being pregnant when I want to just tear everyone's throats out all the time. I'm the crankiest pregnant woman alive. Apparently, I was like this with my daughter as well. My ex husband said there were days he would take overtime at work, not because we needed the money, but because he was terrified of how angry I'd be when he got home...
I've apologized to DH and ex-DH and the BOTH think it's adorable, because while I normally have a temper, it takes a hell of a lot to set me off when I'm not pregnant. DH the current, keeps saying that if we have a second baby together, he's going to send me to a spa for 9 months. I think I could live with that. :P
Forest I think that's it... I was so stressed when we got back from ABQ and after coming back form spa on thursday I was so tired I slept for like 2 hrs strait LOL! thanks goodness DS took a nap with me I felt like I had cement on my feet I could not move but felt much better when I woke up....cleaning lady came this morning so I am much happier not looking at a mess!