I am 41w+3d. I have NOT been emotional at all during my entire PG - my DH was expecting something dramatic based on what other DH's warned him about, but even he swears my demeanor has been the same old fun and friendly self I have always been. Even I know I've been extremely easy going and have loved every second of my PG (the last two weeks have been much more difficult of course).
Only in the last few days have I really gotten emotional. Twice in the last two days even television commercials have made me cry and I am NOT like that at all! One was the Dawn dish detergent commercial where they simulate an oil spill clean up with the ducks, and the other is that darned Sarah MacLachlan commercial with the animal rescue where they show all the abused animals. Both make me cry like a baby lately.
I had a minor breakdown last night that included a big bout of crying, probably the worst and only one of my entire PG. I was just feeling overwhelmed - we set up our birthing pool and filled it and got in to get used to it. It was SO relaxing - until one of the cats got curious and jumped up on the side. Of course his back claws punctured the pool. So much for relaxation. Of course DH was not happy and had to run around to fix the issue. That started my crying bout (still not really sure why!), but I think just the want for our little one to arrive was part of it, too. We have always assumed I'd go past my due date, but it's a lot harder to keep your head on when you actually do. My fear is that I'll have to give up my beautiful HB to be induced or something, and everyday feels like I'm nearing a deadline. I think all that combined with just the over all physical discomfort really got to me.
Aside from that, I feel so rundown and tired today. I could probably sleep all day long, which isn't really like me, either. I know being tired is normal, but this is much worse than usual.
Has anyone else been like this - not really overly emotional until the end? Is this a sign of FINALLY seeing some labor action soon maybe?
Andi, 32 - SAHM to Aaron Patriot born at home on 8/7/09 and devoted wife to Paul. : EC, Non-Circ ::