Monday, October 27, 2008

Emotional? Nah… just hand me the tissues!

Ok. I admit it. I have been very emotional lately. This new pregnancy symptom has kind of caught me off guard. I was never a crier. Even at the saddest of movies, I usually kept it together.

But lately – forget it! If there is a hint of an animal dying or even a come from behind football team, I’m a goner. I found myself crying with every extra point the team scored in We Are Marshall. Let’s not forget that the entire football team dies in the first ten minutes! Don’t worry, I didn’t give away the movie – that’s the whole premise. It really is a great movie. I thought I’d push my pregnancy hormones to their limit by watching My Dog Skip. Word of warning – DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE if you are pregnant! It’s about a boy and his dog. I’m getting teary just thinking about it.

This one caught be my surprise. I was actually perusing YouTube during my lunch break at work and found this…

It’s about a little girl named Abby and her best friend Rosco the pug. It’s a slide show of photos and video of the two growing up together all set to Some Where Over the Rainbow. Let me tell you – it took about two seconds for me to reach for the tissues.

Then there’s the complete opposite of crying is the hysterical laughter. It’s something I cannot control and it’s completely spontaneous. It really doesn’t matter what’s funny – I just start laughing hysterically at something I normally would just chuckle at. Frank’s really good about getting me to of tears because I’m laughing to hard. I think he really enjoys seeing me laugh so hard, that I grab my…well…you know… and run for the bathroom. Another joy of pregnancy!
It’s from one extreme to another and I kind of feel like I don’t have any control. That’s really hard for this self described control freak. I heard that you don’t get your normal emotions back until several months after the baby’s born. Hey, I’m ready for the roller costar ride if you are!

I’d love to hear your war stories of pregnancy – please feel free to leave a comment and let me know I’m not alone!

PS – Frank said I actually looked pregnant this morning. It was really cute and he said it with such excitement. I’ll post some pictures this week.


FertilityHelper said...

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Brooke said...

Just wanted to say I'm really enjoying reading this and learning firsthand about all the things you're going through...!

erin said...

I had trouble controlling my ANGER when I was pregnant. I got in a loud fight with a senior admin in. front. of. my. boss. while I was pregnant. Nice, eh? At least I didn't have to go back.

Dee said...

I've been lurking here for a few weeks now! It seems like we're at about the same point in our pregnancies...I'm due March 30th. It's nice to be able to read and compare with another mother's stories! I was super emotional with my first, totally textbook crying at Hallmark commercials! I don't think I was that way at all with my second and with this one it's the anger!! I seem to snap at my husband for the smallest things. Of course, being a man he doesn't understand it's all hormones and gets mad back at me making things worse!! lol!