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Stupid things you have cried about during pregnancy. Please share and make me feel less silly!

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Fakebook Thu 18-Apr-13 13:20:23

I have just had a great big sob after watching the semi final of the Great British Bake off. Big tears and gasping for breath. Then half way through I started laughing at the stupidity of it all but the tears kept running. I'm not an overly emotional person. I get hormonal just before my period and normally get angry over things, not tearful. I can't believe I just cried over a baking programme! Never experienced this before in any of my other two pregnancies!

SeriousStuff Thu 18-Apr-13 18:07:41

Libriana don't do it! Before I was pregnant, I started watching Up on a plane. After the first 5 mins (you know the part I mean) I had to switch it off. 6 months later, I managed to watch it at home with DH but was inconsolable, as was DH...

Bunnylion Thu 18-Apr-13 18:16:44

Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner being dads in the new Superman trailer

Which turned into polykittens endless loop of sobbing created by my sweet dog consoling me with a gentle chin resting on my knee.

enormouse Thu 18-Apr-13 18:25:14

Oh God, God loads of things made me cry when I was pregnant. I was inconsolable when I watched the wrong trousers when gromit packed his bag and left home in the rain. It was that evil penguin. My DP thought I had lost it. he was there try to console me by stroking my hair and telling me it was ok because gromit comes back and the penguin ends up stuck in a milk bottle. I think the crying lasted for about half an hour.
Lots more that I can't remember but that stood out. It was weird cos I'm usually pretty tough.

kotinka Thu 18-Apr-13 18:29:25

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RightUpMyRue Thu 18-Apr-13 18:37:22

I've posted these before but I'll add them again to ease your pain OP.

I was listening to the radio on the way to work one morning. They were talking about Britain's oldest woman who at 113 had only had one love and he had gone off to fight in the Great War and died. She never lovedd again. Waaaaah!

One of the HVs at work asked for some advice to give to a mum who waned to stop BFing her 2 year old. I cried because it was going to be her last baby and therefore her last time nursing a baby.

Whilst watching DD play a netball match one of the other girls fell over and bloodied her knee. She was very brave and held back her tears. I wept for her instead.

PhieEl06 Thu 18-Apr-13 18:54:00

On Monday I cried uncontrollably as my McDonald's fries that I'd brought from the drive-thru & took home weren't warm when I started to eat them, then cried even more when my boyfriend went & put them in the microwave for me. blush being 6 months pregnant is not an excuse

TunipTheVegedude Thu 18-Apr-13 18:57:39

Enormouse, anyone with a heart would cry at Gromit leaving home.

I used to watch 'Dickinson's Real Deal' and cry every time someone got a good deal on their antiques.

LouiseD29 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:34:48

When I got married last year my wedding shoes went missing at the venue (I had taken them off to dance). They were not expensive or unusual, so I didn't get too upset.

Roll forward to first trimester and I'm watching ''In My Sister's Shoes" and during the scene where Shirley MacLaine gives Toni Colette the shoes she got married in I suddenly BURST into tears, sobbing, "I'll never be able to give my daughter the shoes I got married in!!!" I had no idea then I was actually having a girl and even now it's hardly top of my list of things to worry about!

RigglinJigglin Thu 18-Apr-13 19:40:30

At 8.5 months pregnant i am completly irrational!

DH came home an hour later than expected, he came home and I'd given our tea to the dog - then sobbed that I had no tea, and the dog had eaten his!! (I had pregnant lady rage for the first 45mins of lateness, hence giving tea to the dog!)....

Was a wreck when the dog stood on my foot when I was sorting the washing, rang DH to cry that she was hassling me. Poor dog / DH didn't know what was happening!

enormouse Thu 18-Apr-13 19:43:31

Turnip, it definitely chokes you up but half an hour of weeping and not having the wrong trousers discussed in my presence is pushing it.

Another incident involved me making a lasagne and going back for seconds and finding my partners dog had eaten it. I sobbed heart brokenly for the whole night. Pippa the dog looked ashamed for a week. But making a lasagne from scratch at almost 2 weeks overdue on a temperamental aga (DPs parents) was no mean feat.

SourSweets Thu 18-Apr-13 19:48:25

Because I couldn't figure out how to put up the new clothes horse. The clothes kept falling off, then the horse kept collapsing, then I'd get it up again and manage to hang a few clothes then it would collapse again and all the clothes would be tangled and wet... After sitting on the floor crying hysterically for half sn hour I regained my senses and realised I had it upside down.

RigglinJigglin Thu 18-Apr-13 19:48:44

enormouse - understand that fully, homemade lasagne is sacred in this house..... And it was lasagne that I gave to the dog in my fit of rage... I was gutted!

sparkle101 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:50:20

I am 5mths with dc2 and hormonal wreck through both. I've been in heaving sobs when, having bought a new car couldn't park it straight, despite my best efforts.

When dh dished up the sausage and mash one day his mash looked better than mine.

When the Venezuelan president died even though I'd never heard of him.

When I heard mama on the radio.

Everytime an ambulance or fire engine goes past me in the car.

Emotional wreck!!!!

syl1985 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:57:23

We're going out with the family. I had put some lovely special clothes ready for this evening out.

I had a bath and went to look for my clothes. I totally forgot that I had put them on the bed for when I got out of the bath.

I was looking and looking were they were.

I was so angry on my husband. I seriously thought he had put them somewhere else to hide them from me. Why? No idea?

He was like:
Why would I want to steal your clothes?
Why would I do that?

He found them on the bed.

Ho, sorry, I forgot that I put them there.
I love you darling.

It's our 4th child. He knows by now how forgetful and how logical the mind of a pregnant woman can be.

Fakebook Thu 18-Apr-13 20:05:14

"When the Venezuelan president died even though I'd never heard of him."

Hahahaha, I have tears in my eyes!

teenyweenytadpole Thu 18-Apr-13 20:07:44

I famously cried in a cafe in Sydney at about 8 weeks pregnant and sick as a dog when I wanted a plain simple sandwich and they only had fancy panini type things with basil and pesto. DH watched in amazement as I crumpled in floods of tears saying "I just wanted a cheese and tomato sandwich". He still reminds me of it, 12 years later.

ErrorError Thu 18-Apr-13 20:09:02

My pregnant friend was in buckets of tears over the potential fate of 2 homeless cats left at the place her brother's girlfriend worked. I adopted them. Made her very happy! And me. grin

McPrice Thu 18-Apr-13 20:11:27

oh i did this during my pregnancy all the time! i am one of those people who dont cry as a rule but during pregnancy i was blowing snot bubbles at the oddest things.
* the charity donkey adverts
* any xmas songs
* great british bake off
* chris evans show when they have the kids on in the morning
* running out of teabags
* dh coming home smelling if beer
its only 9 months i had these lunatic outbursts

bean612 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:21:28

On flicking through a copy of Bunny My Honey that I found on a secondhand book stall while on a 'last weekend away before the baby'. I showed it to DH but when I tried to tell him what it was about I just started sobbing. He thought it was hilarious (me, not the book). We bought it, and now when I read it to DD I think what sentimental claptrap grin

memphis83 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:22:24

teenyweenytadpole reminds me at 13 weeks we went to Tenerife and I sobbed as all I wanted was a cheese sandwich. Asked for this it was toast with cheese salad and mayo then topped with a barely cooked egg. So the meltdown started and when dp didn't understand I stormed off saying we clearly shouldn't be together, you don't understand me!

MNBlackpoolandFylde Thu 18-Apr-13 20:27:36

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parabelle Thu 18-Apr-13 20:32:02

Medal ceremonies. Think it was the Commonwealth games (would that be about 9ish years ago?) and I was watching it and every medal ceremony set me off. Didn't even need to be a Brit winning, every country did it for me. Some obscure countries I'd never even heard of and I'd start thinking about how proud the athlete was and how happy his/her family would be and I'd be off. DH used to walk in, hand me the tissues and leave me to it!

Mayanbob Thu 18-Apr-13 20:46:02

Ha! I have been crying today A LOT, but early pregnancy I cried because there were no boiled potatoes at a carvery we went to.

Gerty1002 Thu 18-Apr-13 20:48:08

My nan rang just to see how I was doing... seconds after hanging up I was bawling like a baby at how nice the gesture was. Then I started to laugh at how ridiculous it was, while still sobbing. Poor OH was at a loss...

WhoeverHeardOfAWormskinRug Thu 18-Apr-13 20:50:34

When I was pregnant with DS2 I cried at the JCB song. Every time I heard it, without fail!

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