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My goodness, the last week I have felt so hormonal! I have just been wanting to cry or get frustrated! Yikes! I'm usually on top of the world, so this is frustrating! Maybe more downtime will help?<br><br>
Anyone else? What do you do to help?
 

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I've had a couple of rough weeks- both personally and with marriage. The only thing that keeps me grounded is a combination of exercise (walking, yoga, cycling- indoors) and personal prayer. I think that the exercise sort of helps to pump up my "happy" hormones and the prayer helps me to realize I'm not carrying the weight of the world with me. Sometimes I just call my mom too and spill my guts out... but I hate to have her worrying so don't too often. Mom is such a great listener.
 

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Oh, and don't forget big <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> as it is rough when those hormones want to take over.
 

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Thanks for the hugs Karen.<br><br>
You know, I did start walking again today. Need to work out digesting water and food first though. Anywho, I need to take time for me to journal, read and clear my mind! For me, prayer and personal development is important. I deserve to have time for that!<br><br>
I also just have lots going on at the moment (a 3 yr old, almost 2 yr old, obviously pregnant, a move, starting summer school to graduate w/my BA this summer, husband changing from grad student to a home business, etc). I let it get to me.<br><br>
Thanks for the support! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> I don't seem to have any women to "let it all out" to right now! Thank goodness for my dh!
 

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Wow mama! You do have a lot going on.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> for you. I've been having rough times too...the hormones certainly do not help.<br><br>
Take it easy!
 

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Thanks! I do have a lot going on. The crazy thing is it is all good things! It just piled up and I didn't take time for me. The hard part is b/c of these changes 2 of my best friends aren't speaking to me (one b/c of a move and the other thinks we are being "flaky" b/c of the changes we are making <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. Geesh! So, thank you for being supportive...I really do need it!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> to you guys too that have a lot going on!
 

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I agree, you have TONS going on! Why is it we pregnant women try to change the world when we are in this state of body and mind? Just remember that the pregnancy part is over shortly. So hormones do eventually go back to normal and that is a good thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
KarenMT- I really feel you on the marraige bit. Last time I almost left my dh in the middle of some huge hormonal surges. It was really awful. I hope whatever you and your dh are going thru is just due to hormones, but something you can work thru.<br><br>
As for me, I seem to have gotten to the point in my pregnancy where I hate everyone and think everyone is really really stupid. I know that is awful, but what can I do about it? It happened last time much earlier. I have to try really hard to be nice (and normally it comes easily) I have to try really hard not to bite ppls heads off. I eventually start being more of a hermit and only being around ppl I know won't piss me off. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I can't seem to help it. It happened last time and it is again. Luckily i Have you ladies to vent to<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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YES! I don't have a lot going on that's stressing me out so I'm not getting too emotional or whatnot, but beginning like a week ago, I could tell I had enough hormones for two people with raging hormones. (Thanks, baby girl.)<br><br>
So, zits all over my back, and everything makes me cry. I've had to start jogging again to get some of it out! I knew the hormones meant growth and sure enough, three pounds gained overnight and my boobs started producing colustrum.<br><br>
I hope you feel better and find some time to do some physical activity or have some quiet time. Also: chocolate.
 

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Totally! This past weekend I was a basket case... Trying to deal with soon to be SD who isn't so darling and making life miserable for DS. Working to combine a family while preggers... Good grief! At times I was crying, once I was so pissed my hands were shaking(for an hour afterwards), couldn't eat, and the rest of the time I couldn't talk to DP because if I did I would have torn him and his daughter to shreds, and then he'd come kiss on me and(unknowingly) make me feel worse for being a grouch. Thank all that is good she's only around on the weekends.<br><br>
*many squeezes* I never understood the "hormonal pregnant woman" thing until this pregnancy, I didn't have any of it with my first. This time around I am feeling it big time, and my heart goes out to all of the ladies at the mercy of their raging hormones.
 

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Hormones SUCK! I cried all the way through dinner on Mother's day because I had to eat alone because I fell asleep and nobody woke me up for dinner.<br><br>
Um HELLO?! Normally I would have been THRILLED to eat by myself and not have a toddler diving into my plate!
 

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I bawled for several hours yesterday for no real good reason. Well I am getting depressed because I still puke in the morning about 4-5 days a week and constantly feel like crap with reflux. It scares me that I am still sick and feeling crappy and have so far to go. It also pretty much guarantees that I am having another boy. I was very hopeful for a girl and need to wrap my head around having a third boy. I am also at that point where everyone is bugging me so badly. I just want to run away and hide for the rest of pregnancy. I just keep telling myself "this too shall pass!" I feel a bit better today than yesterday but the hot flashes are telling me that the hormones are coursing and the roller coaster ride is definitely not over!<br>
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Yes I have been feeling the same way! I have been fighting it big time, after all I have no reason to feel down right now. I am glad I am not the only one that has felt the surge of emotions lately.
 

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I just figured out that I'm hormanal this week. Duh!!!<br><br>
I have been having interupted sleep due to vivid dreams, peeing constantly, and being sooooo hot. Lack of good sleep seems to make everything else hard too.<br><br>
My colostrum has come in so nursing has become a little draining again. Plus my breasts are growing/changing again. Here come the dark nipples.<br><br>
I have been felling very momma bear/assertive this week. Maybe a little irritable too. If my ML tells me about her "perfect pregnancy" one more time... And why can't anyone just accept that I am uncomfortable and it's just the way it is this pregnancy. It doesn't mean something is wrong.<br><br>
Did I mention I'm sooooo hot.<br><br>
I can smell everything. I mean I could smell the merigolds at the park from 50feet away! Luckly the smells have not been nausiating.<br><br>
It's good to know I'm not alone. I don't remember feeling this way until 7/8 months last pregnancy.
 

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Oh, add me to the club! Weepy, angry, distraught, name any extreme emotion and I've been there in the past week... and it's the end of the semester so I have 856 things to do. The thought of grading one more paper is enough to send me (back) over the edge! Oh, and my 3 year old hit a crazy emotional stage about a week ago too. It's fun in this house right now.<br><br>
The wife of one of my students is due about a month before me. He was talking to me a few weeks ago and said, "I didn't know she'd get so mean! Everything I do is wrong and I never have any idea how she's going to feel 15 seconds in the future." I sympathized with both of them and said we all go through it, but at the time I was still in that sort of golden, full-of-energy stage. Now I'm pretty sure DH must be having a very similar conversation while he's at work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Last night I wanted to crawl into a closet and be left alone!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm just escaping the hormonal phase...I hope! For most of this pregnancy I've practically been bi-polar. One day I'm all excited and starting five projects at once and the next I'm snapping at poor DH left and right and just mopping about wishing I'd never gotten knocked up in the first place!! I've been pretty level headed for almost two weeks now so I'm hoping it was just a nasty phase that I've finally gotten over.
 

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DH and I were folding clothes the other night and joking around with each other. DH flicked a shirt at me after a dumb joke I tried to crack and it accidentally hit me right in the eye! I started crying right away and then just began to SOB AND SOB!!! I fell into my husband's arms and cried for five minutes... the poor guy thought he had really messed up my eye and kept saying Sorry over and over. But really I just couldn't stop crying!<br><br>
Through my tears I was able to tell him that I didn't know why I was crying and then he just started laughing at this crazy pregnant lady he is married to!<br><br>
I will say that I felt much better afterwards, and my eye is fine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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DH and I were folding clothes the other night and joking around with each other. DH flicked a shirt at me after a dumb joke I tried to crack and it accidentally hit me right in the eye! I started crying right away and then just began to SOB AND SOB!!! I fell into my husband's arms and cried for five minutes... the poor guy thought he had really messed up my eye and kept saying Sorry over and over. But really I just couldn't stop crying!<br><br>
Through my tears I was able to tell him that I didn't know why I was crying and then he just started laughing at this crazy pregnant lady he is married to!<br><br>
I will say that I felt much better afterwards, and my eye is fine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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