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Yesterday I wanted to go for a hike. My youngest was literally dragging his feet and I wanted to walk. I went ahead while my husband walked with my boys, but started sobbing because I really wanted to walk with my family not by myself. But gosh darnit - I wanted to move my legs and not be at a turtle's pace.<br><br>
I was looking forward to a very specific, healthy but really yummy breakfast. I can't find the recipe to make it. I am crying hard.<br><br>
This is crazy.
 

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I really wanted to make "pigs in a blanket" the other day, but someone had left the cocktail weenies open and they were all gross. I cried. Pregnancy emotions don't seem to make sense sometimes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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I had my first major melt down on Friday. I was stressed over a bunch of little things that happened that morning and then finally last straw of not knowing what I was going to eat for lunch hit and I could not stop crying. I called my husband to see if he wanted to get lunch together and even after he picked me up I could not stop crying until after we finished eating. I'm glad he was there for me and didn't judge me for acting like a crazy person.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> to all<br><br>
I haven't been having crying spells, but lately, I've had an overall "blue" feeling. I'd love to snap out of it!!
 

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After (and during) my out of control crying episode I kept worrying that my crying for no reason meant that I was definitely going to get postpartum depression and that if I got postpartum depression I was definitely going to neglect my baby.<br><br>
I realize that if I do get postpartum depression I won't actually neglect my baby and that I could get help from relatives if I really needed it, but does anyone know if being overly emotional during pregnancy is predictive of postpartum depression?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I realize that if I do get postpartum depression I won't actually neglect my baby and that I could get help from relatives if I really needed it, but does anyone know if being overly emotional during pregnancy is predictive of postpartum depression?</div>
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No I doubt it. With DD I was overly emotional all the time. It was crazy! I didnt experience PND. I had the "baby blues" on day 3 but even that wasnt really a blue day for me, just more of an emotional overload day. Emotions all over the spectrum.
 

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My phone downloaded an operating system update last night and when I woke up it had basically refomatted everything. Lost ALL my customizations and will have to resync my whole address book. I totally lost it and was sobbing for a good 15 minutes!
 

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The past few days I've had that uncomfortable "wrong" feeling... the one you can only know when you've had it. Everything seems wrong, somehow, just-not-right, overwhelming. I hate it. I haven't cried much but I have worried some that I might be setting up for post partum issues.<br><br>
On the other (more rational) hand, it HAS been a crazy week. My grandfather (practically my father), who is the picture of health, had a major heart attack and has been hospitalized for over a week now... this from a man who never even takes cough syrup. I've been cloistered in an ICU waiting room with my loving but not really understanding family, who all act like I am insane for wanting my grandfather's treatment explained in detail. Like many other MDC mamas, I do not shun all "modern medicine" but I see doctors regularly overstep their bounds and I have been basically told to shut up rather than question the treatment he is getting... even my drug-related questions which were raised first by my pharmacist best friend. Add to that, my family (again, they mostly mean well) has felt the need, it seems, to tell all nurses, visitors, and other people waiting in the ICU not only that I am expecting but that "she thinks she is going to go all natural and have a midwife!!" This of course has led to me being laughed at almost every single day in the most obnoxious way. I don't advertise my birth choices to strangers because I know they won't agree and I have no interest in evangelizing. They laugh and laugh and make jokes about how I'll be "running down the street to the hospital for an epidural" and I just have to take it or start a row. It didn't bother me much at first but it has worn me down.<br><br>
AND, even the nights we haven't slept at the hospital, DH and I have come home to a <i>destroyed</i> house. Just a couple of days before my grandfather's heart attack, we pulled EVERYTHING out of all closets, drawers, etc, to start some deep organizing and prepare for the baby. EVERYTHING. It is emotionally exhausting just to sleep in such a cluttered place, yet I don't have time to clean it between trips to the hospital (an hour drive one way). We've eaten every meal "out" somewhere, which makes me feel like complete crap. Nagging worries over a possible genetic issue with the baby have continued -- basically, my husband's family has a history of a somewhat mild genetic ataxia. We are reasonably sure DH doesn't have it, but fears about late onset and our babies being affected have intensified (DH getting tested isn't an option for numerous reasons). Yet, all in this same week I've started to "show" and have felt kicks from the outside. I am just overwhelmed altogether.<br><br>
I didn't realize how much I needed to get all of that out! Whew! Someone please tell me it's not concerning that I feel "wrong"/blue/overwhelmed over this?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> APBT, that sounds like a lot of stress. I think your feelings are totally normal in light of all that!
 
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