Crazy Pregnancy Emotions!

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Emotions, bah, who’d have them. Pregnant women apparently. I am not a hugely emotional person. I actually consider it a bit of an Achilles heel. It’s always led people to think of me as quite hard and frosty. Even my husband has said as much at times. At work it’s viewed as a strength. Personally I see it as both a strength and weakness. Despite what some people may think, it’s not intentional. I was built like this. A result I’m sure of my upbringing and life experiences which have created in part, this person that is expected to be strong and supportive. Never flailing, never cracking, never wavering. It’s hard for me to open up, to be vulnerable, to be emotional even though there have been many, many times when I wish I could. Even those that are headstrong and resilient want to, metaphorically speaking, be held sometimes.

Luckily since I’ve had the little lady I have quite visibly softened to those around me (I think). I like the change in me, it’s a good thing. But I’ll still never be the type of person that wears their emotions, or rather their heart on their sleeve. Which is why pregnancy just completely blindsides me. All of a sudden I have these emotional reactions that I can’t even explain or rationalise, like feeling teary and emotion from exhaustion from work or a little argument with the husband because he was being a douche. I have, so far during the 18 weeks of this pregnancy had two instances where I’ve felt completely overwhelmed by my emotions. One had me crying into a punnet of grapes, half hanging out of the fridge. The other very almost had me in tears too. I’m pretty sure that if I wasnt on my way into work then I probably would have lost all resolve and cried then too.

Then there are the days when I am incensed with rage for no apparent reason. It usually tends to happen on my commute into work in the mornings. Although to be fair, I’m sure most people are incensed with rage after a commute into London at the moment. But it’s just the littlest things can annoy me, like someone playing their music too loud, an inconsiderate person getting on with their backpack on or people just not moving down far enough into the train. Earlier this week I shouted at people to move down which is most unlike me, and I almost throttled the person with the backpack on with their own backpack! If my journey into the city was any longer than the torturous 20 minutes it is, I think I would explode. Instead I just make do with calling them profanities in my head which is almost equally as satistfying.

So I never quite know where I am, and pregnancy has most definitely left me wondering who I am these days. I guess my hormones are up, down and all over the place. I just hope they settle soon!

Have you experienced emotions and hormones like these? Please tell me I’m not the only crazy, hormonal pregnant lady!

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  1. January 25, 2016 / 7:33 am

    you’re really not alone! My poor hubby mostly gets snapped at for not recognising the obvious or using his common sense – I didn’t think it would be possible for me to be more impatient than I was before, but it would appear I am!

    I used to cry at the drop of a hat before pregnancy, so it’s a bit difficult to guage that side of the coin!

    At least you know it’s just temporary – and those commuters should be more considerate! x

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Oh dear lol! I do think the husbands get it a little when we’re pregnant, not that we’d ever admit to that of course πŸ˜‰ I feel like a walking blubbering mess most of the time, so not sure how you are doing! x

  2. Katie
    January 25, 2016 / 7:56 am

    Hey lovely. I am polar opposite to you and am quite an emotional person, so add in the crazy pregnancy hormones and I was a nightmare! Have you seen that episode of Friends where phoebe is pregnant and her emotions are just so up and down?! Yeah that was me.

    So no you are not alone. I kept a small bottle of rescue remedy with me and that really helped calm down my overwhelming ones at time… still have some with me now 6 months post birth. You’re doing and looking great

    xx #marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Oh my gosh, that episode was hilarious! You must have been so much fun to be around, would have loved to have watch from afar ;-). Love the tip on the rescue remedy, never considered it before. Will have to check it out! So many handy tips, I think you are my new favourite lady! x

  3. mummyofboygirltwins
    January 25, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Ahhh yes I remember mine well. ALL over the place. I watched the olympics in London during my twin pregnancy and crowd throughout all of it ha ha. Hope you’re feeling a little better soon xxx

    #marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Oh dear lol. Usually Id laugh, but thats totally the type of thing that would make me cry at the moment *sob*

  4. mummyofboygirltwins
    January 25, 2016 / 8:24 am

    *cried!
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  5. January 25, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Pregnancy hormones are so horrible to deal with when you just want to burst out crying over the silliest of things. The commute into London was never a fun thing to do but I’m sure whilst pregnant it’s truly infuriating. #MarvMondays

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      I just feel like a completly different person at moments! The commute into London and back is definitely the low light of each day, I cant say Ill miss it when i’m on mat leave πŸ™‚

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      So great to hear so many lovely people say its normal, thanks πŸ™‚

  6. January 25, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I am normally not an emotional person and never cry but I was either crying or angry with my second pregnancy, haha, there was no middle ground. Thankfully once she was born I went back to normal!
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      I feel exactly like that! Far more emotional than I was the first time around. Hoping things go back to normal after this baby arrives!

  7. Kate
    January 25, 2016 / 11:54 am

    I know exactly how you feel, I’m now 32 weeks and keep randomly crying at NOTHING. I think my lowest point was watching Jurassic World and crying because I felt so sorry for all the dinosaurs…hubby was a bit concerned! πŸ˜‰ #marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Ha, ha! Thats so funny. It is so strange the things that you cry at when you’re pregnant. I’ve never seen my husband look as concerned as he did when he found me crying into the grapes, lol!

  8. January 25, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    hormones eh! Our world would be a much easier place without them. I was struck during my first trimester (10 years ago) with being a bit of a weepy rager. Awful, nothing I could do. they creep up from nowhere and take even the most level headed by surprise. I’m not sure what’s worse that or PMT! Stick with it, you are most definitely not crazy #KCACOLS
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      These emotions definitely took me by surprise. I wasnt expecting it and I didnt think my hormones were out of kilter until the first time I found myself crying for the silliest reason. At least its not just me though, so reassuring to hear so many others have had similar experiences πŸ™‚

  9. January 25, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    I am only 14 weeks (today) and my hormones the past week has been all over the place! Really annoying. I get mad one minute, happy the next and teary the minute after. x
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Awww congrats! I’m glad to hear it’s not just me. I’m a mess!

  10. Claire
    January 25, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    Your not the crazy pregnant lady, other commuters especially going into London can be so inconsiderate. I hope that they offer you a seat X x

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you, I hope I’m not. I seem to remember being surprised at how considerate people were when I was commuting in my first pregnancy, less so this time around πŸ™

  11. January 25, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I can soooo relate to this. I remember crying over a meeting at work once and almost murdering my husband as he bought the wrong dishclothes!! Those hormones have a lot to answer for xx Thanks for hosting x

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Ha ha! That sounds about right πŸ˜‰ I don’t remember feeling like this the first time around, so either I was hormonal and didn’t realise it or I’ve completely forgotten! Lol

  12. Something Crunchy Mummy
    January 25, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    When I was pregnant with my two my emotions were all over the place! #marvmondays xx
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      I’m definitely feeling like that at the moment – hot and cold, jekyll and hyde. Its terrible! Hopefully normal service resumes not too long after baby arrives πŸ˜‰

  13. Sarah | Life of a Digital Mum
    January 25, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Oh god, the pregnancy emotions, I almost forgot about those! Hope your pregnancy goes smoothly, nothing wrong with a little bit of crazy πŸ˜‰

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      Ha, ha! Thanks. All over the place kind of crazy at the moment πŸ˜‰

  14. January 25, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    You are definitely not alone! Normally I’m a really placid, easygoing person, but during my pregnancy I felt angry like I never had in my life. I had a few actual arguments, and threw a shoe at a wall after arguing with my brother! It lasted until my daughter was about three months – I went back to work when she turned two months and had to ask colleagues to deal with a few people for me that first month because I just didn’t trust myself not to lose my temper with them! #marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      He, he! I cant believe you threw a shoe at a wall ;-). Really hoping these crazy hormones dont last for too much longer after baby arrives! At least you recognised that you werent quite your rational self and asked your colleagues to help out, very smart!

  15. January 25, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    I am 18 weeks pregnant too and can totally relate. Lately I just feel like I dislike everyone at work for like no reason at all! Obviously I keep it all in my head, but find it so hard to stay happy at work. just counting down the weeks till maternity leave! xx
    #marvmondays

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 25, 2016 / 9:51 pm

      Oh you and me both. I cant wait, roll on June!

  16. January 25, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I think baby number two sends you even loopier due to the exhaustion of already running a family, juggling work etc. A little cry never hurt anyone, probably did you good to have a vent! Xxx #marvmondays

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 27, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      That is so true! Agree that its good to have a little cry every now and then, but I hate that sometimes I dont even really know why Im crying these days. Sure I will look back on these days and laugh πŸ˜‰

  17. Lisa backsnbumps
    January 26, 2016 / 6:56 am

    Sounds completely normal to me. When I was pregnant with the boys I was horrid, angry all the time. Having a girl this time I was a lot better. However I’m now going through the ‘new mum’ emotional roller coaster! #twinklytuesday

    • My Petit Canard
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      February 1, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      How interesting! I wonder whether there is a difference in how your hormones fluctuate depending on whether you are having a boy or a girl.. Good luck with the new mum rollercoaster, equally interesting times πŸ˜‰

  18. Kaye
    January 26, 2016 / 8:17 am

    I feel your pain, Em! In my pregnancy with Archie, I was a total flipping wreck! I’d get so angry for no reason, in fact one of the first ways I knew I was pregnant was because one day I felt this severe hatred for Mr J for no apparent reason which seemed to crop up every now and then, oh dear! Haha. Kaye xo #twinklytuesday #marvmondays!!
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    • My Petit Canard
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      February 1, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Ha, ha! The unexplainable rage, been there! Hopefully this pregnancy isnt as hormonal for you as your first πŸ˜‰

  19. January 26, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Oh those pesky pregnancy emotions. I remember once feeling a lot of range towards what I am sure was a very lovely man because he had dared to sit next to me on the train with a cup of coffee. In my defence the coffee was making me feel like I was going to heave! good job it’s all worth it at the end πŸ™‚

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 27, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Ha ha! I have totally had moments like these over the last few weeks. I can get completly incensed by something like that, its crazy lol

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 27, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks lovely! That seems to be the consensus. I feel like im noticing it so much more with this second pregnancy for some reason. Either way, its definitely worth it πŸ™‚

  20. Suz
    January 26, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Let me tell you you’re not alone at all, I am feeling exactly the same, I have such a short fuse and hubby gets the brunt of everything! Chin up. Itll be over shortly! Great read! Suz x Beauisblue.com

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 27, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Ah, its so nice to hear from someone who is going through the same experience. I think the worst thing is not realising that youre feeling emotional until you find yourself crying or shouting! Hopefully you’re managing it better than I am lol x

  21. Silly Mummy
    January 26, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I’m a bit like you in general – not very emotionally open. I didn’t experience a massive change during pregnancies, though, really. #marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 27, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      You’re so lucky! I dont know whats come over me sometimes these days. Looking forward to some normality once baby arrives!

  22. January 26, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I’m hormornal at the best of times so pregnancy was another level. My friend was asking me recently about how to deal with his pregnant partner, who was previously very measured and is now just a little highly strung. I sat him down and explained to him that he was trying to apply logic where none would be appreciated. #TwinklyTuesday
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    • My Petit Canard
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      February 1, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Ha, ha! I love that. But it is so true. There really is no logic to it. All you can do is ride it out until the end and hope that it doesnt take too long for your hormones to go back to normal!

  23. January 27, 2016 / 10:34 am

    While pregnant I once screamed at my husband for ten minutes for not checking the sugar content of a pack of sandwich chicken (I had gestational diabetes). Being chicken, it really wasn’t that high It happens to the best of us πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 27, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Ha, ha! The poor man, I bet he didnt know what hit him lol. Sure he checked every sandwich after that πŸ˜‰

  24. January 27, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I am still a very hormonal person despite not having been pregnant for ten years! I think I’m just a drama queen ha #KCACOLS

    • My Petit Canard
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      January 27, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      He, he! Makes me feel a little bit better πŸ˜‰

  25. January 27, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    My mummy has these emotions and she’s NOT even pregnant!! Hormones have a lot to answer for!! x I hope they settle down soon x #KCACOLS #TwinklyTuesday x
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    • My Petit Canard
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      January 28, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      He, he! That makes me feel a whole lot better πŸ˜‰

  26. Jane
    January 28, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Hi! Im Now nearing the end of my second pregnancy and I have definitely gone through the roller coaster emotion bit. To be honest pregnancy calmed me a lot for the first two trimesters ( maybe it’s the male hormones) and then the third trimester hit and suddenly I was crying over paint colors, work and for absolutely no reason at all! Pregnancy is a strange experience!!
    # twinkly Tuesday

    • My Petit Canard
      Author
      February 1, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      Oh gosh lol. Its actually quite funny when you look back on it, but definitely not when youre in the moment. I agree, pregnancy is definitely a strange experience πŸ˜‰

    • My Petit Canard
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      February 1, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      Oh wow, I bet that caught you off guard! Thats the thing with these pesky pregnancy hormones, you just have no idea what theyre doing and how/when they are going to affect you πŸ˜‰

  27. Ellie @ Hand Me Down Baby
    January 29, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    WEll I was FULL of emotions during my pregnancy with Master J, but mine got completely out of control…especially the rage…and then that was followed by awful sadness. Turns out I had ante-natal depression and anxiety and was all better once I got some meds in me! πŸ˜€
    You’re definitely not alone. And commuting into London, yeah, I had to do that too…I don’t miss it!
    #KCACOLS
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    • My Petit Canard
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      February 1, 2016 / 7:18 pm

      Oh wow, what an experience. I’ve only just started to hear about pre-natal depression recently and its really opened my eyes! I’m glad managed to get it noticed and treated early, it makes such a difference πŸ™‚ x

  28. The Brightness of these days
    January 29, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    i was terrible when I was pregnant! Not sure what my excuse is now! I’m a city mum too, of two and I found that time when I was pregnant with my second, commuting, working and having a toddler to care for bloody hard!! No wonder you’re grumpy sometimes! Keep on trucking! #coolmumclub

    • My Petit Canard
      Author
      February 1, 2016 / 7:15 pm

      Oh it’s so true! It’s so much tougher second time round, there is never any let up. I know it’ll all be worth it in the end, it’s just a bit hard getting from here to there! πŸ™‚

  29. January 30, 2016 / 12:32 am

    Oh Emily, I know what you mean!! It is not easy to be pregnant! You are emotional all the time! I was the same so you are not alone there at all!! There are some weird days that you just can’t stand anything and then the next day you are back to normal again. But hang on there as you are doing very well. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! πŸ™‚ x

    • My Petit Canard
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      February 1, 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Aww thanks Franca. What I love is hearing how normal this is from everyone. I really don’t think I was this emotional the first time round, but maybe I was and I just don’t remember it! πŸ˜‰

  30. January 30, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I’m usually quite a chilled out and laid back person but when I was pregnant – my goodness I was all over the place! My husband was actually scared when I would cry for no reason! I hope they settle down for you and you feel better soon xx

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on sunday x
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    • My Petit Canard
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      February 1, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Oh dear lol! It’s a very similar story over here. I can’t wait till they start to balance out again πŸ™‚

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