With the last pregnancy, the worst symptom without a doubt was the morning sickness…that lasted all day, every day, for over half of my pregnancy (not even factoring in the prematurity). Thankfully, I have been spared the nausea so far. Unfortunately, my mood swings are violent this time instead. I’m blaming everything on hormones and hating myself for it, but I truly believe my insanity is entirely due to these crazy hormones.
Here are a few examples of my moodiness:
1. I woke up this morning on the wrong side of the bed. I was angry at the dog because she wouldn’t poop when I took her outside. I was mad at M for not taking her outside before he left for work. I was annoyed with PJ for waking up earlier than I wanted him to, which happens to be the exact time he’s woken up every day for the past three weeks.
2. I cried at American Idol last night when someone cried because they were so happy they made it to Hollywood.
3. I’m practically nauseous with jealousy over a friend who just announced her pregnancy on her blog. I’m pregnant too; why am I jealous? Is it just a leftover emotion from last week?
4. I keep getting annoyed with M for no reason at all. I don’t even have specific instances because it’s happened so many times that I can’t remember specifics anymore. The good news is that I’m fighting saying anything hurtful. I don’t think I’ve said anything to hurt him yet.
In addition to these wild mood swings, I’ve been getting super exhausted. I knew this was going to happen, but I didn’t expect it to feel this bad. All of a sudden, it’s like I can’t even move anymore because I’m so tired. That’s not good when you’re supposed to be chasing a toddler and a puppy at the time. It takes everything I have to keep going until PJ’s naptime, or until M comes home and can help out.
Still, I’ll take the hormones and the exhaustion over the nausea any day!