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Over emotional

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Hopefulnewbie Thu 03-Sep-15 21:41:15

I'm never usually been one to be overly emotional (not saying I'm stone cold) but recently every little stress or light conflict makes me cry.. It could be in work - I get a slightly arsey email - I then go to the toilet to stop myself from crying or a slight disagree with DP- I'm the same.
I'm trying to pull myself together cos even in my own head I know it's stupid to cry over ... Is this normal, are my hormones going crazy?! .. I'm only 21 weeks!

ThereGoesaTenner Thu 03-Sep-15 21:53:08

It's normal. I cried all the time at around 14 weeks and I'm not really one to cry either (I was going through crap that didn't help). But towards the end it kind of wore off, but even if it doesn't it's just hormones. It's more stressful when you're pregnant compared to when you're not, you have a lot to focus on and worry about. Totally understandable.
But of course if there is something that is obviously just actually stressful, it doesn't help with hormones at the best of times. Like after my son was born, I cried everytime a midwife etc touched / checked him. They said it's hormones but to me it was more 'No, fuck off, get off my baby' ha! Just don't let anyone say you're over reacting to things when you're not just because you're pregnant.

Junosmum Thu 03-Sep-15 22:18:55

I'm a stone hearted bitch most the time. But last night had tears in my eyes for that little Syrian boy. That is so unlike me (not to say I don't feel, just I never show it). I'm blaming the hormones.

ARV1981 Fri 04-Sep-15 15:27:18

I cry at everything.

Soppy advert on the telly = me bawling like a baby
Slight disagreement with dh = floods of tears
Even pictures of babies make me cry.

I'm usually pretty cold, so this is a bit new!

I think it's hormones. You'll be fine flowers

elelfrance Fri 04-Sep-15 15:41:42

yep i'm there too...normally a very steady, non-emotional, and at 28 weeks, i've turned into a blubbering mess if the milk in the fridge has gone off and i can't have my cereal in the morning....
and from what i remeber after the birth of DC1, i stayed a blubbering mess for many weeks after the birth too, so its not over for a good while yet shock

Daffydil Fri 04-Sep-15 15:45:42

Usually I can watch DIY SOS with out so much as a sniff.

18 weeks pg and that bloody boyband "we are having no 2" video had me weeping. Wtf?

MazyCrummy Fri 04-Sep-15 15:56:36

I cried like a baby at the end of Cheaper by the Dozen 2 hmm

DH and the DCs were creased up at the state of me. I am also banned from watching RSPCA/NSPCC etc adverts.

Hopefulnewbie Fri 04-Sep-15 16:20:17

thanks for all your replies, makes me feel so much better! was starting to think I was going crazy

Skiptonlass Fri 04-Sep-15 16:22:13

Oh I'm the same. Professional, scientist, generally Spock - like in demeanour.

I cried at my breakfast cereal the other day.

I also cried at that Syrian toddler - dh had tears in his eyes over that too. Just horrific. I think you'd need to be pretty cold hearted not be moved by that image.

ARV1981 Sat 05-Sep-15 07:16:27

I think the Syrian toddler would make most people cry. It is horrific what's going on that people are so desperate and are so displaced. I just want to welcome all the people into my home and look after them (3 bed terrace... no chance).

I think after my maternity leave I'm going to look at jobs within my field but for charities rather than business. I want to be helpful to these people but have no practical transferable skills so it'd have to be within what I do already (digital marketing). Otherwise I may retrain, but I suspect we can't afford that.

Ihateigglepiggle Sat 05-Sep-15 09:16:53

Got to be honest, in my case the big crying softy characteristics hung around for quite a while aft the birth too. I remember crying at the news, or pretty much anything on the TV or in a book where something sad happened to a child.
If it was a real life incident involving a child - I was a wreck.
Previously NOTHING made me cry. I was always intreagued by my friends who cried at movies - bambi especially.

After some time, I came back to myself. I'm sure you will too.

MrsHenryCrawford Sat 05-Sep-15 21:35:37

Normally I would rarely cry.

The day that those photos of the little Syrian boy were on the front cover of every paper I couldn't stop crying.

I went to a funeral last week and I probably cried more than the immediate relatives.

I think it's fairly normal to be more emotional when you're pregnant, you are growing another human after all, there's a lot going on.

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