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Hi all,<br><br>
So before I was pregnant, it would take a LOT to get me to cry. Yeah I'd get sad at things, but to actually cry with real tears and everything wouldn't happen very often. While I was pregnant, I expected to be more emotional, but I didn't really notice any difference.<br><br>
But then after DD got here, WOW did my emotions to to extremes. I would cry b/c I was so happy, I would cry remembering the past, I would cry at commercials <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">, etc. But it would go the other way, too, and the teeniest thing would also get me laughing nonstop for several minutes. And then as I tried to explain why I was laughing, it just made me laugh harder. DH just looked at me like I was crazy.<br><br>
These emotional times have lessened over the past few months, but still they're nowhere near the level they were before I was pregnant. Am I going to forever be emotional now? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Not that I mind at all... I'm just curious. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> What happened with the rest of you all?
 

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I have always been fairly emotional... but since pregnancy I cannot watch a mother giving birth on tv... My eyes start to well up.
 

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Ummm I'd say that my pre-pregnancy self was pretty even keel. So fast forward one year to now and let's just say that I too wonder when the hormones will rectify themselves! I actually sobbed (yes sobbed) through the preview for Harry Potter-punctuated by laughter as my husband looked at me as though I had three heads!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Then a couple days later, while viewing my ergo baby carrier how-to video I was once again sobbing and cracking up at myself for my emotional outpouring over seeing little people in carriers. Of course, I don't think the sleep deprivation helps any <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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according to my mom, yes.
 

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While pg I was emotional. First 2 months after birth I was wayyyyyy hormonal and emotional. Now at 6.5 months post partum I feel less like I am on a roller coaster but still well up with tears at things I wouldn't have before baby.
 

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forever! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My husband say's I'm not allowed to watch discovery health or TLC<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Yes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: In my former life I only cried when someone died. Now I can cry at roadkill and onstar commercials.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Yeah, me too. I mean, I've always cried at sad movies and such, but now!<br>
I cry at commercials, tv shows, children's books (I can't get through the Lorax without crying, ever). I've been a mom for FOUR YEARS (and 4 months!)
 

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Yes...so far anyway! But I've been pregnant and/or nursing for the last 6 years<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .
 

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nak<br><br><br>
i was some what of a hard a$$ before children. i never cried and didnt feel much of a need to. that changed with dd1 and has stayed that way. <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 cry real easy too, now that I have kids. Newspaper articles on childabuse, neglect and sick children make me cry and sometimes really mad. I can't help imagining what it must be like for the family, and do a silent prayer something like it will never happen to either of my DC. It makes me realize moms all over this planet feel the same way about their children, no matter what other differences there may be between them and me and then that thought makes me cry.<br>
I told a friend once that no matter what happens in your life, you will always be a mom till the day you die (and I guess that means being emotional forever). That made her cry, btw. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hey Andrea <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We had our babes around the same time and I am still WAY emotional too!!!! The mood swings are sort of ridiculous actually!!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm a mom of a 3wk old and my SIL is about to have a baby and day...I overheard DH telling his bro to prepare for his wife to be short tempored and need a lot of extra encouragment after their babe arrives... but I don't think I mind if I stay more emotional...because I think that is part of what helps me care for the baby...
 
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