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HI all,<br><br>
for those of you who have other children...I would love to know more about what you were like emotionally just prior to going into labor...<br><br>
I am feeling super hormonal and emotional....everything my dh and ds do is completely irritating me...<br><br><br>
I just cranky...for seemingly no reason...<br><br>
Labor coming or am I just a bitch?<br><br>
(oh and I have another child but I never went into labor on my own with him)
 

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What, You're cranky, grumpy, hormonal, <i>and</i> emotional? Whats wrong with you? Are you pregnant or something? Just kidding, I think we've all been feeling a little of each lately. I so desperately wanted to run away from home last night before I killed my entire family, but I was far too tired to be bothered with the mess I'd feel compelled to clean up afterward, ya know nesting and all. So I took my lap top and hid until they fell asleep. You aren't alone mama!
 

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I just don't remember feeling this way last time around...I really am a cranky wench...<br><br>
not to mention a TON of contractions, crazy nesting, and really tired...<br><br>
UGH...how am I going to make it another month....
 

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I'm right there with ya! Everything irritates me beyond belief. I am also to the point of not knowing how I'm going to make it through this next month.<br>
Heaven help me!
 

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Me emotions are all over the place, too - it's been bad this week!
 

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I am having this same problem.<br><br>
dh annoys the heck out of me, for no reason. oh and the cat...ugh I just want to kill him lately.<br><br>
it will be better soon.
 

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Yep, me too. I hate everybody except my kids. The boys can do no wrong in my eyes and the girl is so exquisite I don't even want to interact with her, just look at her and listen to her and admire her from a distance.
 

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I am either going to off them all or run away from home. I'll tell you when I decide. Sadly, I don't think this means labor is imminent.
 

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Yeah I'm an emotional wreck....all I remember before having DS was being really tired of being pregnant (like I am now) and having really bad back labor. That was it.<br><br>
On a TMI note DH and I DTD earlier and not only am I now hurting in my nether region I've been having a ton of BH since then. I also bawled like a baby because DH didn't have any clean underwear to change into for work (mind you he changes them like 2X a day) because our dryer is broken and I haven't been able to keep up on the wash...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> He was pretend moping about it (half serious half joking) and it just made me feel horrible.
 

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Have you read the "hate" thread yet? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Yup I am pregnant, which means I'm hormonal. I'm happy and loving and then WHAM EVERYTHING IS WRONG! ARRGHHH!<br><br>
Then I'm rushed to make it perfect, and fix things.. whatever it is. Then I'm tired, exhausted, and grumpy because no one helped me to fix it.<br><br>
Mostly though, I'm just angry.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I seriously sat around with the grumpiest pissed off look on my face the other day. I managed to keep a frown for nearly two hours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> (looked just like that too!) <i><b>And it felt GOOD!</b></i> It did! I didn't want to be in a good mood, so I wasn't! I told my kids I was very very super grumpy today. And then I acted grumpy. Eventually they stayed away from me, and/or just started giggling at me when I was barking orders and flinging my hands around all exasperated.<br><br>
I figure I deserve a few weeks every couple of years to totally freak out on people. <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 like that all the time and I don't think it has anything to do with labor! My best advice is to calmly explain to your dh that you are very very emotional and tell him exactly what you need whether it's time alone, a piece of cake, a hug....make him realize what you are going through so he can help. For me, I usually want time alone or help cleaning the house and then I'm all better.
 

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Wish I could help but I have absolutely no recollection of what I felt with my past pregnancies. One was 10 years ago and the other 6.<br><br>
I have however been nesting like effin crazy the last week and so moody it is just insane. The nesting thing I don't know. Never recall having that one before and the moody thing. Doc says hormone levels start rising again in last trimester. So who knows if it is labor or pregnancy related. But I really don't feel I will go into labor anytime soon.
 

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I know I have the crazy pregnancy hormones. Yesterday (for no reason) I just cried and cried and cried and wanted to hug on DH all day. I'm sure he was a little freaked out but he's so patient he just went with it.
 

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I think I have been doing pretty well, until the last couple days that is.<br><br>
Today we went to look at double strollers and on the way there dd1 (5.5 yo) dumped a container of crumbs all over the car on purpose. She is old enough to know better; she doesn't just trash things for fun anymore without knowing it's not alright. Anyway, I flipped. I have been known to get angry at my kids, to yell, but I rarely say things I really think might hurt. It's usually all about what they've done, not about them. Today, that was not the case. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I told dd she wasn't fun to be around, and asked her why she does "stupid stuff all the time". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I also cried twice today while speaking to my husband about various things. I started to feel really sick in the car while dh was ordering some food. I told him I needed to leave right then. He was mad. I didn't care; I told him to come back and get the food (he was planning to drop me off anyway and then go out with the food to his grandmother's house). I cried. We also had another discussion which resulted in my crying. Then he told me that he wants to go to someone's funeral. Now, attending a person's funeral is considered a "mitzvah" in Judaism, but I'm thinking, "Oi, my husband would rather go to funeral than hang out with me any more." Yeah, he's thinking, "Gah! My wife is a basketcase, better I should attend so-and-so's funeral than stay home any longer..."<br><br>
I sometimes think my talks with dh about how "pregnancy is not an illness/childbirth is not a medical emergency" worked a little too well. Just because I'm not sick doesn't mean I don't need special consideration. What I'm saying is, "RUB ME, DARN IT!!!!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Every time, just before labour, there's been a point where I've been more and more and more and more and more tightly wound and snappy and cranky and just so horrible that I don't like myself.And then it breaks, and I go to bed resigned to the idea that I'm just going to be pregnant forever and that's probably a bad thing because nobody in this world deserves a mother as horrible as me, and then I wake up a few hours later contracting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">:<br>
Motherwort tincture can help ease the mood swings, and it could be that you need to look at your intake of essential fatty acids. Baby's brain is doing some major growing this last month, finetuning details like how to eat and how to breathe (all theoretically, obviously) and everything they need to do that is being leached out of your system- which takes away the stuff that YOUR brain needs to help cushion the impact of hormones. It's worth looking at EPO supplements full-term or near-term, IMO, for this reason.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">"RUB ME, DARN IT!!!!" <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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And THIS, is what my mantra is. Seriously. Ask my dh. This is all I say to him. And sadly.. I rarely get what I want. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I've been feeling crazy / not myself for a while, and I don't remember feeling that way with my first pregnancy. I describe it as having a cup 98% full of concerns, annoyances, frustrations, emotions, and so the littlest thing puts me over the top and I cry / yell / tell DH he is a total asshole (and sometimes he is! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br>
This pregnancy I am feeling a LOT more achey, tired, etc. This weekend I slept whenever I could. I think my body is telling me to slow down but I can't reduce my work hours. I guess this is just part of the process, but seriously. I was pregnant 2 years ago and that time feels like a spring chicken to me, compared to now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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