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Irrational things we do in pregnancy

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User45632874 Thu 02-Nov-17 11:08:44

Cannot believe what a mess my hormones are in right now - 19+1 pregnant.
I got really distraught about a pumpkin on Halloween! Really laughable now but at the time I got really wound up. To cut a long story we short we left it until the last minute to buy a pumpkin for carving for our two dc's. Many supermarkets had sold out but one hadn't. Not many good ones left but identified a suitable one but then there wasn't anyone around to help me lift the great big thing into the trolley. I know, I'll come back for it later after rest of shopping and did so to find a 6ft 5 man lifting MY pumpkin into his trolley. Cannot believed how outraged I felt and how vulnerable - this would never have happened if I was able to lift the damn thing in the first place! Later simmered down and went elsewhere and got support with lifting my chosen pumpkin and managed to giggle about my earlier distress.
Now I have shot myself in the foot by sending a half baked e-mail to my dc's deputy head having jumbled up something dc said to me and totally misread the situation. Have sent an apology but feel embarrassed and want to crawl under a rock! I am bad with doing this anyway and promised myself I would not act impulsively anymore but pregnancy seems to have shot all of this to smithereens. Got no sympathy from dh "Oh, you didn't did you." Yes, yes, rant rant rant (trying to defend myself). Finally I sobbed last night, cried and cried for nearly an hour and then felt much better.
Anyone else behaved irrationally whilst their hormones have been raging, it would be comforting to know that I am not the only irrational one!

PJsAndProsecco Thu 02-Nov-17 14:23:25

Currently pregnant with my second but with my first, I was so hormonal and exhausted from having nausea for about 5 weeks solid, that one time when my DH asked me if I wanted any grapes from the fruit bowl I burst into tears and sobbed at him how hard it was to eat anything, that he just didn't understand....etc etc!! You could see his face drop like "I only asked if you wanted some grapes!"
Funnily enough he's already made numerous comments about not offering me any fruit this time around...

BigBaboonBum Thu 02-Nov-17 15:13:30

My OH works away so I’m constantly texting him moaning to him lol. About EVERYTHING! Today was that I can’t tidy up properly anymore, I have no energy, the dog stole a box of cereal again, the lady serving me my lunch didn’t ask me if I wanted another drink... I mean really, even typing this out is embarrassing. I’m not like this at all! I just feel so lazy and pathetic right now... I can handle most things but feeling lethargic is the absolute worst!
And then he messages back with things like “let’s hire a cleaner then” or “ask one of the boys to help with the dog” or “just order another via prime now”... totally logical and helpful stuff, and then I feel even pissier?! Like he’s saying I can’t do it on my own so have to hire a cleaner (which is actually what I said, not him, he’s just helping, but it grates me the wrong way). There’s no reason for it! I’m a full-on crazy pants!

Papillion86 Thu 02-Nov-17 16:42:57

Yes!!!! I have cried about nearly everything from some flippant comment that someone said at work to my DH leaving crumbs on the counter! I also flirt between things making my cry hysterically to turning into an angry whale. I’m only 16 weeks so still a loooooong way to go!
I have also completely lost my confidence. Pre pregnancy I could walk into a meeting and hold my own, now I panic for days before. The joys of pregnancy 😀

thecolonelbumminganugget Thu 02-Nov-17 17:51:33

I live near Nottingham and the trams are named named after famous people from the area, I saw the Rebecca Adlington tram the other day and cried when I thought of how well she did on celebrity Masterchef.

PJsAndProsecco Thu 02-Nov-17 18:50:07

@thecolonelbumminganugget haha! Brilliant 😂 I’m in Nottingham too :-)

User45632874 Thu 02-Nov-17 19:03:44

So relieved its not just me! I really thought I was losing it getting so worked up over a pumpkin!

DeadDoorpost Thu 02-Nov-17 23:27:54

I almost cried because I was happy to eat curly fries... they tasted so good... I don't usually cry at anything.

MotherOfBeagles Thu 02-Nov-17 23:35:29

Yup! My husband went to visit his Mum in Scotland and left me with the dogs. Not unusual and I was actually looking forward to some peace and solitude.


I was stressed, crying hysterically and in bits the whole time. Dogs were freaked out and misbehaving because they hadn’t a clue what was going on. Ended up spending all three nights on the phone to him breaking down and him unable to hang up because I was such a state.

His mum already dislikes me. Not sure that visit helped my cause lol

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