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AIBU, surely all pregnant women have these moments?

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SheNumpty Sat 04-Mar-17 19:52:48

Whilst pregnant with my DD I found myself crying uncontrollably at the train station coming home from work one day because I couldn't see a single pigeon that had two fully formed feet. It was like the most desperately sad thing I could think of at the time.

My husband thought I was mental, could not wrap his head around how hormones could possibly make you like that (I was not normally reduced to tears by the malformed feet of sky rats).

IANBU I know, but could I please have your stories of hormonal madness so I can show him that it's not just me?


Lurlene Sat 04-Mar-17 19:56:25

I cried watching the Fireman Sam movie.

I had a friend that actually became so unbalanced during pregnancy that I'm surprised she didn't end up in trouble with the police for attacking someone. She was just so angry all the time. Post-birth she went back to being completely non-aggressive. It's actually put her off having more children and she feared for her mental health.

VeryBitchyRestingFace Sat 04-Mar-17 19:57:35

I get like that and I'm not even pregnant.

God bless the poor little deformed toed sky rats and keep them safe always. 😢

DJBaggySmalls Sat 04-Mar-17 19:58:56

Your DH needs to do some proper research into how pregnancy and hormones affects you, or he is in for a shock when you go into labour and start swearing at him.

EmeraldIsle86 Sat 04-Mar-17 19:59:04

I'm 30 weeks ATM and I have to be really careful with listening to music.

Not even sad/slow Ballard type songs, it can be really random...but sometimes a song will come on the radio when driving and I just fill up...and once I start I cannot stop, long after I've turned it off. Bloody ridiculous!

SleepingBooty Sat 04-Mar-17 20:08:27

I sobbed through the Muppets movie at the cinema. 4yr old DD was looking at me like hmm

GiraffesAndButterflies Sat 04-Mar-17 20:15:29

I could make myself cry by remembering the plot of sad movies or happy movies. Or books. Or adverts.

So could be making tea and idly thinking about how Jack Reacher had saved the day again and I'd end up in tears over it.

Mrsglitterfairy Sat 04-Mar-17 20:16:43

I once made a pot noodle for lunch at work and dropped it. My friend came in the staff room to see me sat on the floor, surrounded by soggy noodles sobbing.. I was in such a state that she rang DH and he went and got me a new one. Think that was the day that everyone really thought I was nuts

CeCeBloomer Sat 04-Mar-17 20:17:09

Urgh I kept crying at Coldplay yellow when it came on the radio and a Pets at Home advert

ChocolateButton15 Sat 04-Mar-17 20:17:17

I cried watching Elf!

GiraffesAndButterflies Sat 04-Mar-17 20:17:21

Oh, and the post that made me join MN was someone saying she cried because her DH made her a cup of tea in the wrong mug. I could relate.

Brace yourself for the post-partum week, OP, its great fun. grin

TotalPineapple Sat 04-Mar-17 20:17:47

Adverts for the RSPCA/animal shelters/guide dogs killed me.

I'm still not quite back to normal nearly 6 months pp.

TomHardysBeardWax Sat 04-Mar-17 20:17:51

I cried because Exp didn't know what sausages we ate.

sdaisy26 Sat 04-Mar-17 20:18:47

Well I threw a whole packet of biscuits at dh when he told me off for sneezing too loudly. I have honestly never been so angry in my life as at that moment.

havingabadhairday Sat 04-Mar-17 20:21:40

I cried at adverts, comedy shows, if the cats looked a bit sad, just at anything really.

SheNumpty Sat 04-Mar-17 20:21:49

DJBaggySmalls, he's safe. DD is now 17 months and he survived the ordeal. I'm currently sitting up with her as she's got tonsillitis and I needed a bit of a cheer so I looked to MN.

The story just popped up on my Facebook ' on this day' and reminded me. Seems crazy to me now. I did also sit on the car park of a posh health spa sobbing uncontrollably again because they didn't have a record of the nail appointment I'd showed up for. For all I know I probably didn't even book the thing!!

I'm so glad I'll be able to show him this thread and prove I was totally normally.

Cynara Sat 04-Mar-17 20:23:17

Oh yes. How well I remember taking to my bed and sobbing for 3 days solid after my 20 week scan, because for the first time it hit me that I was having a baby. A real one. And I couldn't cope with it. I'm a very level headed person normally and poor DP had never seen me like this. He phoned my mother for advice, he was really freaked out.

BellMcEnd Sat 04-Mar-17 20:23:50

When I was pregnant with my first I was either crying or homicidal. What a fun roller coaster of emotions that was hmm.

I've since had 2 more and was absolutely fine. Weird.

SheNumpty Sat 04-Mar-17 20:27:48

Cynara, took a while for it to sink in with me too, then hit me like a ton of the proverbial.

One of the most helpful and honest things anyone ever told me about having a baby was that I would have "what the fuck have I done?" moments. And I did, several fleeting moments of that happened and if she hadn't been honest enough to tell me that she'd had them too I would have thought there was something seriously wrong with me. I'm so glad for that honesty. smile That too was very reassuring.

SheNumpty Sat 04-Mar-17 20:28:57

I'm loving these by the way. They are cheering me up no end. star

LaundryQueenHatesBunfights Sat 04-Mar-17 20:30:49

I laughed at your post, op, but in the nicest, most sympathetic way smile

Apparently I cried watching Shaun of the Dead thinking about all of the lives and family members that the zombies had left behind. I can't even remember doing this but I can imagine pregnant me doing this!

TwatteryFlowers Sat 04-Mar-17 20:31:12

When I was pregnant with dd I stood at the bus stop in floods of tears because my dog kept barking.

I also cried uncontrollably at that 'Two Little Boys' song.

I was also incredibly forgetful: I managed to lose ds' pushchair because I forgot to put it in the boot after strapping him in the car - I just got in and drove off, leaving it behind on the corsy footpath. The next day, when I realised my mistake, I went to the police station to ask if by some miracle it'd been handed in (the station was closed) and when I drove away I nearly went the wrong way down a one-way street. A passing copper was waving at me, telling me off, and for a minute I just thought he was cheerily saying hello. I cried with embarrassment and anger at my own stupidity all afternoon after that.

There was also the time I left my purse in the toilets in Tesco and didn't realise until I was half way up the street. I was 8 months pregnant by that point and ran back down the hill, into the loo and burst into tears because my purse wasn't there. Then I heard my name being called over the tannoy: a lovely couple had found it and handed it in. I cried because they were so kind.

So yes, you're not crackers, you're pregnant and it does weird things to your brain. You'll get back to normal once you pop or in 20 odd years' time when they've grown up and buggered off grin

daisygirlmac Sat 04-Mar-17 20:39:43

I dramatically slid down a doorframe sobbing my heart out at about 10 weeks because I felt SICK and NOTHING made me feel better and I felt like DH didn't care enough (he was stood right in front of me offering anything he could think of that might help grin). I cried at many, many stupid and unreasonable things. I also cried last week watching the life of a mountain because the music was sad, FGS.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 04-Mar-17 20:43:18

SheNumpty Well thats a relief, I heard about a woman who broke the doctors arm by kicking him across the room so I was a bit worried grin

whatlifestylechoice Sat 04-Mar-17 20:43:59

When I was heavily pregnant, DH asked me if I wanted a cup of tea and I couldn't decide if I did or not, so I bawled my head off instead. Totally rational. grin

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