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QueenCee Tue 14-Jun-11 14:57:05

I'm only 5 weeks PG with my second DC. My first PG I had no real change in my emotions, a bit of morning sickness but remained on a fairly even keel.
This PG I have been sick from the day I conceived I think... Felt awful and so so tired. I'm very surprised at how early it's all kicked in.
The biggest issue though seems to be my temper.
It's gone off the scale. Bear in mind I'm only 5 weeks and I've already had 2 meltdowns!
I felt like I totally lost control at DH the other day. Only shouting but it didn't feel like normal... Far more enraged than usual.
And again today, my DD wouldn't go down for her usual sleep and I went bonkers at DH again.
Is this normal in PG?
I've never reacted like this ever before sad

BumpinBlue Tue 14-Jun-11 20:14:35

QueenCee I feel the same! Its my first pregnancy and I feel like I've just lost the plot.
Iam usually a laid back/chilled out person, it takes quite a bit to boil my blood but throughout this pregnancy I have just been an absolute terror.
I work in customer service and I take pride in being one of them lovely folk who will often go out of my way to make other people happy - not anymore... I feel embarrased as to what I've turned into. I've found myself shouting at customers and racking up the complaints which is really not me at all.
I blame it on the lack of sleep/hormones/general aches and pains and the fact that some people can such f*%£ing w@^*eR$s!! Arghhh!! angry
hehe! Pregasaurus indeedy so!

mummy22gorgeousboys Tue 14-Jun-11 20:24:06

It is completely normal!

I was fine first time around, but this time at the beginning I was a nightmare.

I had such a short fuse but at the same time trying to relax and getting frustrated with myself for not relaxing and feeling p-d off constantly.

I even cried once because I had terrible exhaustion and sickness and thought I was going to feel terrible forever.

Your homes will settle though and just see it as a good thing - if you're really hormonal, you're body is working well for the pregnancy.

All the best!

Coppernoddle Tue 14-Jun-11 20:25:58

My husband doesn't know whether he's coming or going! One minute he's amazing and the next, I want a divorce and out the door!! He is amazing and love him to pieces and wouldn't even dream of divorcing him, but boy am I giving him a hard time! Not wanting too, just see rage!! This is my third, and has effected me the most. My biggest rage is driving! There are sooooooooo many assholes on the road, and don't get me started on old people!!!! smile

QueenCee Tue 14-Jun-11 20:26:49

Oh than goodness Bumpinblue! Was so worried there was something wrong.
I can tend to be quite stressy but generally not angry.
But this is unbearable, I feel like a total mental case.... So angry at the smallest thing and not able to control it.
I'm so glad I'm not alone and thank you so so much for your response.

QueenCee Tue 14-Jun-11 20:29:12

X post with last 2 posts!
Thank you also for your responses. I feel very relieved to hear your stories as I can totally relate... Especially the loving DH one minute, wanting a divorce the next!!

Eviepoo Tue 14-Jun-11 20:31:37

DH has politely said I'm 'grumpy' lol

Squiglettsmummy2bx Tue 14-Jun-11 21:17:06

Same here! I'm sure I wasn't like this during my 1st 2 pregnancies but 3rd time around & only 5 weeks & when I am tired I am completely psycho! Iv thrown bf out once this week already! If I stay like this I fear I may actually kill someone!!!
So glad it's not just me xxx

ChristinaEliopolis Tue 14-Jun-11 21:22:11

It's all normal - I have six children and each time have been far more, ahem, forthright. My poor husband was on the receiving end of most of it but I have bitten the heads off friends and strangers alike. And once, more lovely boss.

Just warn everyone and apologise afterwards wink

sidorek Tue 14-Jun-11 21:37:59

Mine emotions went through the roof! I was so bad that I was considering to see a psychiatrist, as I felt I started not making sense any more when I endlessly rampaged... luckily a few days later, I found put I was pregnant...
so I rampaged even moresmile It is normal!!!!!!!!!

Lubylou0806 Tue 14-Jun-11 22:29:38

Thank you for starting this thread I now feel normal. I bit the head off a customer services rep on the phone today. Poor woman.

The other day I cried because I thought my hubby and I weren't getting on then the next minute I thought he was amazing.

Im just so tired of being sick and not sleeping

Thanks again though I feel so much better after reading this thread :-) x

Coppernoddle Wed 15-Jun-11 09:58:45

The uncontrollable crying at random things is a little embarrassing too!! Especially if you've caused the argument and then it's poor DH picking you up off the floor!! They deserve medals!!!

LankyLegs Wed 15-Jun-11 10:01:22

So pleased I am not the only person feeling like this. I want to rip DH's head off sometimes and othertimes completely normal! I never thought it would be such a rollercoaster and I am only at 6 weeks as well... jeeze!

Coppernoddle Wed 15-Jun-11 10:09:07

It does settle down in the middle trimester, but comes back with a vengeance in the third!!

ninipops Wed 15-Jun-11 13:23:15

Love this - it means I'm not the only mental pregnant lady out there! I was fine in first pg and up until this week (am 33 wks with DC2) have had no issues apart from being tired and a bit of sickness. In the last four or five days though I have had 3 total brain flips - get really cranky and then cry for being so unreasonable or suddenly switch from enjoying the joke to finding it highly insulting and then crying for being so unreasonable! I'm really looking forward to this baby arriving - this hormonal rubbish is exhausting.

KatieWatie Wed 15-Jun-11 13:51:40

I remember having a week in early pg (about week 7 I think) where I totally lost it. It coincided with my MIL coming to stay hmm which didn't help (especially as we weren't telling people at that point) but I don't think it was the full cause!

I've been fine ever since and in fact a lot more chilled out than 'normal' but god I remember that week, it was horrendous and EVERYTHING enraged me to the point of screaming and crying sad

lolajane2009 Wed 15-Jun-11 14:50:38

i feel serene most of the time, now at 26 + 5, but had a full on temper tantrum this morning as I was hungry and the baby inside me doesnt like to sleep till 2/3 am.

in the first trimester I waas a complete cow though. But as I reminded hubby this morning, 'he did this to me'.

highheelsandequations Wed 15-Jun-11 15:18:33

I get grumpy or burst into tears when I'm hungry, so whenever I start shouting at DP now he feeds me chocolate and biscuits smile

PoppysMom Thu 16-Jun-11 04:23:27

Hehe, I love it highheels.
Maybe I try that with mine.

I get so grumpy when I'm tired, but luckily I manage to announce me being a "Grump-bump" to my husband who usually just tucks me into bed then smile

RingEir Thu 16-Jun-11 05:22:09

Oh God, I really recognise myself in some of these descriptions. Especially hating/loving DH. Yesterday I had to spend the whole evening staying away from him because he was getting on my nerves so much - the poor man did absolutely nothing! Things are getting to me at work too which wouldn't normally. Oh well, 7 weeks to go and then everything will be back to normal. Right????

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