For those of you having your first and the rest of you looking back on it, what kinds of mental changes did you go through? DH and I were talking the other day about some of the odd ways we're starting to think about and react to things differently.
We watch a fair amount of motocross/supercross racing and DH confessed that suddenly he can't watch the wrecks. It never bothered him before this, and now it practically makes him sick to his stomach! As for myself, I seem to be much more morbid and neurotic. Last weekend I was flying and I was at the back of the plane with 3 infants and two toddlers in close proximity. I ran through an entire hypothetical plane crash several times in my head and thought about how I would have to make sure all of those babies were safe before I exited the plane.
I also remember talking with DH some time ago about self defense and he told me how the quickest way to kill someone without a weapon would be to (this is extremely gross and disturbing) shove your thumb into their eye socket and swirl it around in there as quickly as possible. When he told me that, I was disgusted and shocked and thought that I could never do such a thing. Then after being pregnant, I remember walking out of a store late at night and passing a really creepy-looking dude and it got my hackles up. I immediately ran through a scenario in my head and the thought of using the eye-gauging technique suddenly seemed like a very easy thing to do!
I used to be so easy going and naive and now I've suddenly turned into a suspicious, hyper-aware crazy woman.
Anyone else experience this?