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I know I must be driving my husband crazy with my irritablity....I'm just so frstrated with all this false labor, ligament pain, back ache, and other aches....plus the worry of delivering next week while the midwife is gone....I'm driving myself insane so I must be driving him insane and my other kids too. They've all been so patient too which makes me feel even worse! I'm also feeling totally worthless as I don't feel like I'm accomplishing much of anything through the day that doesn't involve whining about something. This is ridiculous...I wasn't like this with my first two. I don't even work now and with the first two I worked right up to the day of birth! How did I do that??? Anyway, I just needed to whine to someone other than my poor dh and kids....anyone else super irritable at this point?

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I'm irritable!! Super irritable at times. I'm 37 weeks and today I was also a little Eeyore-ish. Feeling weepy, feeling sorry for myself. yep, I'm there.

I'm frustrated with having a cold at 37 weeks, with not being able to knit like crazy because of my carpal tunnel, from the back aches, lack of appetite, huge baby movements, just carrying around all 40 pounds extra of me.

I miss just throwing myself belly first onto a bed.

Those little things I'll be happy to do again when this is all over...

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s Yep, I'm there. My poor DH and kids. I'm so stinking cranky, whiny, just wanna bawl being ridiculous!

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Yeah, me too.

My 3yo is having bad tantrums again, and I have no patience left. She and I cried together in the mall today

I (irrationally) feel like things will be better when the baby comes. They will be different, sure, but better? easier? not likely.

Things WILL get better when we get out of our tiny, cluttered cave of an apartment into our new house with big windows and a yard... and when spring/summer comes. Our new gardens will be very theraputic for both me and DD. I'm trying to stay hopeful.
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I'm sorry! I think it's normal to feel irritable right now. Either that or I'm just a real meanie and am using it as an excuse.
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I am very irritable. My poor little ones are bearing the brunt of it and boy do I feel so guilty. It's not their fault!!

A friend of mine told me she wonders if the irritability is somewhat instinctual at this point in pregnancy. Like we kind of push others away for a bit to make room and prepare for a new little one.

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tired, grumpy, uncomfortable, grumpy that about sums up the last few weeks and it is getting worse
you are definately not alone!

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Thanks everyone....I have to confess...I didn't really get the crankiness before from other pregnant women...I thought it was more their real personality about life rather than pregnancy...my first two just weren't like this...so I sort of feel like a HUGE hypocrite compalining right now...so I really try not to in front of others...and feel really guilty for all the previous judgements I have made! Perhaps this is a huge teaching point for me...we are not all the same are we? Our pregnancies sure are not! And oh yes, I looonngg for the day I can just flop down on the bed again stomach first! Of course, my dh will be the first to remind me how much I'll say I miss that movement inside of me once baby is born!!!!!

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Yeah, me too.

My 3yo is having bad tantrums again, and I have no patience left. She and I cried together in the mall today

I (irrationally) feel like things will be better when the baby comes. They will be different, sure, but better? easier? not likely.

Things WILL get better when we get out of our tiny, cluttered cave of an apartment into our new house with big windows and a yard... and when spring/summer comes. Our new gardens will be very theraputic for both me and DD. I'm trying to stay hopeful.
s mama. I know how you feel. DH and I think "Oh things will be better when the baby comes." That's kinda ture. I will feel better (after the first week of AWFUL afterpains) but then there's the responsibility of taking care of a newborn... And a 20mo old.... And a 3yo.... And a 5yo... And DH.

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Thanks everyone....I have to confess...I didn't really get the crankiness before from other pregnant women...I thought it was more their real personality about life rather than pregnancy...my first two just weren't like this...so I sort of feel like a HUGE hypocrite compalining right now...so I really try not to in front of others...and feel really guilty for all the previous judgements I have made! Perhaps this is a huge teaching point for me...we are not all the same are we? Our pregnancies sure are not! And oh yes, I looonngg for the day I can just flop down on the bed again stomach first! Of course, my dh will be the first to remind me how much I'll say I miss that movement inside of me once baby is born!!!!!
I was not cranky with my first AT ALL! I blissfully went about my business and felt great the entire time! Boy how the subsequent pgs have been different!

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I realized the other day that I feel the same way I did when I was going through puberty... hormonally driven - happy one minute, then raging the next, then blubbering after that... it's horrible. Not to mention that I feel like I have one heck of a menstrual period coming on... (which I guess is pretty true )

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Today I woke up with this insane sense of calm and acceptance and it's kind of ticking me off. Yesterday I cried a few times because I wasn't in labor, I pouted all day!Today though I'm good, infact I'd like to stay pregnant until the 20th, maybe the 21st, ah heck lets go to 42 weeks (sometime between the 26-29th) who cares!

I still feel like the littlest thing might set me off, which is the way I've been for about a week. So snippy and irritable. Add in all this death lately (3 deaths in a month ) and I want to stay in bed all day. Then I get a crappy nights sleep and I feel great. This is just confusing!

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I'm going through the whole will it be better after the baby comes thing too. I have a 28 month old and a 14 month old now. Add a newborn in there... I am scared of what it will be like after baby comes! At least I will be able to move and sleep without being in pain.. I guess..

Today I am actually feeling better, though. Some major, very serious financial things my DH and I have had going on for ages will be resolved shortly. I feel like I can birth unhindered and in peace now!

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I'm going through the whole will it be better after the baby comes thing too. I have a 28 month old and a 14 month old now. Add a newborn in there... I am scared of what it will be like after baby comes! At least I will be able to move and sleep without being in pain.. I guess..

Today I am actually feeling better, though. Some major, very serious financial things my DH and I have had going on for ages will be resolved shortly. I feel like I can birth unhindered and in peace now!
Yay! I am so happy you are at peace now!

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I've been really irritable lately. I don't remember this from previous pregnancies either. It's totally hormone driven, at least DP is super understanding. One day I'll be uncomfortable and miserable, the next day bubbly and active. I was in so much pain last night (joint pain) DP got out of bed to use the restroom and when he came back he accidentaly kneed me in the tail bone quite hard. It didn't hurt that he bumped me - but he somehow shifted everything and I was uncomfortable and in pain already. I think I cried for half an hour. He was so very sorry and it was just an accident. I did manage to keep my anger at bay, so I just cried instead.

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