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Is pregnancy crying a thing?

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WineAndTiramisu Sat 14-Oct-17 21:03:15

Why am I upstairs in bed, crying because a dog died in a film? I can't seem to stop and it's been ages. Think DP thinks I've gone nuts, and I'm only 13 weeks with my first...

I've not cried in years, is this now the new normal? I don't like it, I look awful (I'm a very ugly crier) and my nose is all blocked up!

(This is slightly light hearted by the way!)

BexleyRae Sat 14-Oct-17 21:05:18

Yes! I cried at random stuff. One night I cried cos I felt weird, in the end DP just left me to it

BastardTart Sat 14-Oct-17 21:09:12

Yep, cried because a pop song came on the radio and the lyrics were so beautiful. Cried because all the new baby grows hanging on the washing line looked so beautiful. Cried whenever I watched the news.....

scoutcat Sat 14-Oct-17 21:09:14

Yes! I recently cried because my boyfriend put my beans ON my toast, not next to it!

Triangularsquare Sat 14-Oct-17 21:10:58

Absolutely! We used to have a junk room the was my room i.e. my books lived there but I'd barely been in there since we moved in 2 years earlier. I cried when clearing it out to make it in to the baby's room (which was supposed to be a lovely thing to do) because I was sad I wouldn't be able to have my things in there anymore.

AutumnGlitterBall Sat 14-Oct-17 21:11:45

Oh god I still find myself crying at things and the baby is thirteen months old now! Even happy things like folk getting married on the telly bring a tear. It’s ridiculous! 🙈

Triangularsquare Sat 14-Oct-17 21:12:20

It doesn't necessarily end when you give birth either. When my baby was about 2 months old we were dancing in the kitchen to the radio and I cried because the words of Common People were just so beautiful

WineAndTiramisu Sat 14-Oct-17 21:12:35

Wow, you're all making me feel much better! I'm glad it's not just me...

DP isn't the emotional type, he just sort of looks at me and says "why are you crying" and just looks so bewildered as to why he can't fix whatever is making me cry!

scaryclown Sat 14-Oct-17 21:14:25

I think it important that you do. Being a mother is about bringing up beings whose emotions overwhelm them all the time. You have to tune in!

shushpenfold Sat 14-Oct-17 21:14:46

I cried because my MIL hadn’t made enough mashed potato. In fact, I sobbed. 14 weeks.....it did get better.

AnonEvent Sat 14-Oct-17 21:16:18

Oh god yes, I cried because I smelled the cinnamon on someone else's cappuccino, and it reminded me of Christmas.

WineAndTiramisu Sat 14-Oct-17 21:17:24

It'd better improve, I'm not sure I can cope with this, it'd better not happen at work!

ChocolatePancake Sat 14-Oct-17 21:17:55

Oh my God, you should have seen me last pregnancy whislt watching Dumbo. What a mess!! Lol. I couldn't get through it. They were seperated and the scene where she gets to cuddle him through bars with her trunk... RUINED ME! I still remember, I was crying for what felt like hours haha

Jojobythesea Sat 14-Oct-17 21:20:18

I remember at a similar time in my pregnancy crying for a whole day about something DH had said and after a while I couldn’t t even remember why but I carried on anyway and literally couldn’t stop. Very weird but only happened once. grin

abbsisspartacus Sat 14-Oct-17 21:21:00

Chelsea won 5-0 I hate football

orangeowls Sat 14-Oct-17 21:21:27

I cried during pregnancy, but the worst was just after I gave birth. LO was a few days old and we were watching a children’s choir on Britain’s got talent. You would think I might cry because of how adorable the kids were - nope, I cried because one day my LO would be going to primary school 😕

SnowiestMountain Sat 14-Oct-17 21:23:10

Oh yes! Up was on TV when I was pregnant with my first, when the wife died I was actually hysterical, DH had to turn it off!

meltingmarshmallows Sat 14-Oct-17 21:24:45

I cried because my noodles came and were the normal ones, not the flat ribbon ones I like. Full on sobbed.

I’ve actually lost track of everything which has made me cry, it’s just become the new normal. I’m 34w and it’s not showing any sign of stopping.

meltingmarshmallows Sat 14-Oct-17 21:25:26

@SnowiestMountain I can’t watch that bit of Up at anytime! Just thinking about it sad

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Sat 14-Oct-17 21:30:09

My youngest is 3 and I was welling up at strictly today. blush

jmscp2015 Sat 14-Oct-17 21:31:29

Yes in the first trimester, it tailed off in the second. I’m now 34 weeks and I cried yesterday after cutting my fanny blind shaving in the shower because I can’t see to do it anymore, that and the fact I have horrendous cankles. grin so it may get better, and then worse again. Lol

WineAndTiramisu Sat 14-Oct-17 21:39:27

I'm hoping that this is a one off... Must avoid all films where any animal dies for the next 6 months!

Bobbiepin Sat 14-Oct-17 21:44:30

Cried when a baby elephant was born on tv. Positively sobbed when an ant eater died. Ant eaters aren't even as cute as dogs. DH now asks if there's actually something wrong or if its preggo crying when I well up now, it helps a lot!

ineedaholidaynow Sat 14-Oct-17 21:47:54

I still cry and DS is 12, and that is years not months blush

I have always been quite emotional but certainly got worse once pregnant and haven't really improved!

I remember, when only a few weeks pregnant, sobbing when someone got voted off Big Brother, and I didn't even like them. I also cried watching a Gillette razor advert once shock Think that was my lowest point but still cry more easily now I am a mum.

Tiredmum100 Sat 14-Oct-17 22:02:10

Oh yes, I cried a lot. When my dc was a week or so old I cried because it was raining and my next door neighbour who I barley speak to had washing out and it was soaked. I felt so sorry for her and cried because she lives on her own so would have to sort it all out herself.

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