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#1 of 16 Old 07-11-2014, 03:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Surprisingly NOT emotional

I've been waiting for that moodiness to rear its ugliness. Not waiting with eager anticipation, but with gentle nurturing, ready to ease my self judgement on what a bitch I just was... But... NOTHING!!!
And it's LOVELY!

I can get pretty emotional during the build up to my period... and it's so nice to have not had it the past few months, so I've been able to stay "me"...

How are you all doing with mood swings?
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Same here. And I remember how stable my moods were with my second and third pregnancies (not the first, the first was a roller coaster). I had also been having very easy periods (every once in a while a bad one) since cleaning up my diet and especially eliminating soy. Sometimes I wouldn't even feel like I was having a period at all. No pain, no moodiness, no bloating. It was really weird.

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I am regularly apologizing to my husband for being uncontrollably irrational. I also have to stay away from everything controversial on Facebook.


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I am WAY emotional... Not in a b*tchy way... But in a crying over everything way. I am also feeling like a hermit already. There are very few places I want to go. That happened during my last pregnancy, but not until the end. It's weird cuz usually I am very outgoing and bubbly!

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I'm feeling like a hermit too! Like you, Jodie, I don't usually feel this way until near the end. If I could just stay home for the next thirty weeks, I would be thrilled!


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Irritation hit today.
I live in a very quiet area, on a dirt road, where we can enjoy the song of the bird all day long. It's quite lovely.
Today we had to go into a nearby city, followed by the commercial section of town. Driving through traffic, with the lights, the smells of asphalt and the hustle bustle business started to make me irritated, but walking into wal*mart to use their bathrooms put me over the edge. The lighting, the automatic sinks that never seem to register that you're trying to wash your hands, the consumers consuming junk junk junk plastic products that they are enticed to buy by cleverly funded advertising... it was all too much. I found myself increasingly growing irritated... not by the people in my life, but by the culture that I walked into.
It was so nice to come home to feed the chickens, and weed the gardens. It made me appreciate my home and surroundings even more...
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happyday, I hope to live life in the country one day. Maybe retirement. And have a chicken coop. It would be so nice.
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Valerie, it's very nice. I've lived the busy street lifestyle, and was okay with it, but now that I know what it's like to live in a small community far removed from that business, I feel truly blessed. While I often long for something a little different, this area has the essence of what I seek.
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I totally confronted someone on my way out of work yesterday! Totally not my usual style.

Context: I work at a hospital, and there are signs everywhere outside about how no smoking is permitted on the grounds or in the buildings. I was walking towards the exit to the street (outside) and a man in front of me who was working on the engineering building (incinerator and steam, etc) threw down a cigarette butt onto the sidewalk. As I went past I said: "Excuse me? Did you just drop that butt?" He was all like "What, me?" And I said: "Super classy dude, you're standing in front of the no smoking sign (he totally was!). There's a ashtray just over there" and I pointed to the street entrance of the hospital. Then I just stormed off in a huff.

You have to remember that confrontations like this are rare for Canadians! Normally I would have been much more polite!

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I hate automatic sinks, especially the ones at Walmart. Hardly any water comes out and they start and stop and start and stop. And it really stinks when you are trying to wash a little ones hands. And I don't understand the paper towel dispensers they use... whats the deal with the "cone" of paper? It comes out all bunchy and twisted. It seems like a lot more paper is wasted with those.

Okay. Rant over!

We live in the country and I love it. Unfortunately, Walmart is the only grocery store within 40 minutes of us so I end up there a lot We buy our beef from a butcher and our chicken from a local store though. I never buy meat at Walmart.

As for emotions, I've been pretty stable so far. Almost uncharacteristically stable. I wonder if maybe I am just too tired to care about anything.... Haha!

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I hate automatic sinks, especially the ones at Walmart. Hardly any water comes out and they start and stop and start and stop. And it really stinks when you are trying to wash a little ones hands. And I don't understand the paper towel dispensers they use... whats the deal with the "cone" of paper? It comes out all bunchy and twisted. It seems like a lot more paper is wasted with those.

Okay. Rant over!

We live in the country and I love it. Unfortunately, Walmart is the only grocery store within 405 minutes of us so I end up there a lot We buy our beef from a butcher and our chicken from a local store though. I never buy meat at Walmart.

As for emotions, I've been pretty stable so far. Almost uncharacteristically stable. I wonder if maybe I am just too tired to care about anything.... Haha!

Same here. We also pretty much just have a Walmart, but if I drive an hour and a half I can go to Costco, so I at least do that once a month.

And I'm too tired to be emotional. But just wait, it will come. ;-)

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LoL.....this made my day!

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I totally confronted someone on my way out of work yesterday! Totally not my usual style.

Context: I work at a hospital, and there are signs everywhere outside about how no smoking is permitted on the grounds or in the buildings. I was walking towards the exit to the street (outside) and a man in front of me who was working on the engineering building (incinerator and steam, etc) threw down a cigarette butt onto the sidewalk. As I went past I said: "Excuse me? Did you just drop that butt?" He was all like "What, me?" And I said: "Super classy dude, you're standing in front of the no smoking sign (he totally was!). There's a ashtray just over there" and I pointed to the street entrance of the hospital. Then I just stormed off in a huff.

You have to remember that confrontations like this are rare for Canadians! Normally I would have been much more polite!

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so emotional!

My brain has turned to mush! I can't think straight or follow through on any task. I get so distracted by everything and will start crying at everything! Not like me at all! And I have been super clingy to my poor hubby I want all of his time and get really frustrated if he's not home on time. Also, totally not like me!

I'm hoping I can get a hold of myself by the second trimester... tbd though :-/
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I never get any kind of mood swings or extra emotions with my cycle, or PMS in general, and up until a couple of days ago I felt pretty steady during this pregnancy as well. But I'm suddenly finding myself weeping at the drop of a hat! I'm watching an episode of Freaks and Geeks right now while DS watches Wal-E (parent of the year over here) and I've cried twice during parts that are so not heavy. It's a comedy, for heaven's sake!



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I'm always kind of a crier, so I'm not surprised that I'm extra-emotional right now, but what does surprise me is how specific the vulnerability is right now: Show me something inspiringly feminist or body-image-positive, and I WILL cry. John Legend video? Cried. Always "Like a Girl" ad? Cried. Cobie Caillat video? Sobbed!

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I'm so sorry if this is wrong.....but these posts are hilarious to me! Haha!
Although it's tough for me to be very emotional, even during pregnancy, I know the few times I have been weepy over a commercial....I busted out laughing at myself before it was over....you know!?
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