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Hormones!

post #1 of 7
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I know I'm not the only one feeling like a basket case, right? I'm crabby today. Everything is annoying me for some reason or another and I don't like feeling this way. I'm usually a laid back, positive person but pregnancy hormones turn me in to a cranky, intolerant mama for a while!

 

I don't know why, but whenever I'm hormonal (pms or pregnant) my mother irritates me to no end! She called earlier and managed to ask about every single thing I did not want to talk about with her. I feel bad that I couldn't muster up the patience to answer her questions nicely and let it go. It does remind me of a sort of self-preservation, though. Maybe mental preservation? "No mom, we don't have the food for the reception next friday yet. Don't worry, there WILL be food to eat!" I mean, the pregnant lady will be sure there is food to eat! lol

 

And my sweet fiance, he helped me with a resume and was so patient and helpful. I was crabby. I REALLY tried to only be grateful, and I was grateful, but I was irritable, too. He's being so wonderful, though. I think he understands to some degree that hormones have taken over my mind lately. I remember this crazy crabby nonsense lasting through most of my pregnancy with my daughter. Any mamas have suggestions to make it stop? Or at least lessen?

 

and then there are the smells...SO many gross, unpleasant, or just plain horrid smells that I wish I couldn't smell!

 

I am surprised at how much patience I have with my daughter, though. We're really enjoying the end of our summer together. She's the only person I've been around for a long period of time who has not gotten on my nerves at all. I mean, I still get annoyed when she won't get her pajamas on for bed, but it's not that cranky hormonal feeling, just that "Ok, it's really bedtime now!" feeling.

 

I am thrilled to be pregnant and enjoying most of it. I just don't feel like myself today. Ah, I'm done venting. Goodnight!

post #2 of 7
Oh mama! I know what you mean. It's okay, it's just the hormones not you. Try to be gentle with yourself. This to will pass and other things will come to surface like peeing every five minutes, feet under your ribs, heartburn etc... Just remind your nearest and dearest that it's a tough time right now and your trying your hardest.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you for your kind words. You're right, soon it'll be heartburn and not being able to breathe :-)
 

post #4 of 7

I am the same way. Cranky. Irritable. I don't want DH to touch me (unless he is rubbing my back). NO interest in sex at all. DH is a public school teacher and I am usually sad when he goes back to school at the end of summer, but this time I am happy. I'm trying not be annoyed at everything and to hold my tongue, but I'm not very good at it. He is pretty patient though, so that's good. I know this will pass somewhere after the first trimester. Can't wait!

 

hug2.gif I feel ya'!

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by cagnew View Post

I am the same way. Cranky. Irritable. I don't want DH to touch me (unless he is rubbing my back). NO interest in sex at all. DH is a public school teacher and I am usually sad when he goes back to school at the end of summer, but this time I am happy. I'm trying not be annoyed at everything and to hold my tongue, but I'm not very good at it. He is pretty patient though, so that's good. I know this will pass somewhere after the first trimester. Can't wait!

 

hug2.gif I feel ya'!


The hormones are crazy, aren't they?

post #6 of 7

I was in tears reading "Frog and Toad are Friends" with my littlest.  sigh  

 

This time around, when my dreams had been changed for a few days, (so I suspected STRONGLY that I was pregnant), I found myself annoyed with a cashier to the point that I literally wanted to slap her.  That is *not* me, not at all.  That's when I really know.  PMS is one thing....

 

And I hear you about being gentler with your daughter.  My kids and I are having such a peaceful, gentle, kind time together.  I've found answers to brother/brother issues that have been eluding me for months...It's as though all the peace in the world is aimed at my family right now.  I am loving that part. 

 

love, p
 

post #7 of 7

My husband was being nothing but sweet today, and everything about him today made me want to punch him in the face. Just him breathing I'd get annoyed and leave the room >.<

 

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