Post # 1
So if any of you have read Belly Laughs or The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy, you know that at some point during your pregnancy (and probably many points) you will lash out in the least rational way possible over something minute and meaningless. This is what I refer to as going Pregnancy Crazy.
I had my first episode about 10 weeks along. We were driving along and I said “I need to go to the bathroom.” Darling Husband says ok, but then passes the exit…and the next…and…I went ape***t on him. “PULL OVER NOW! I HAVE TO PEE!!” I wasn’t nice about it and I wasn’t calm. I went insane for a moment and the only thing staring back at me was confusion. He finally did exit and pull into a fast food place, which of course had to have the SEEDIEST restroom ever! I had to hover it was so gross…anyway, Too Much Information, but I was ticked off. And just as quickly as I was mad, I was relieved! And happy again. I came back to the car in a perfectly good mood, and Darling Husband thought for sure I was now crazy.
Fast forward to the second trimester. We are pulling into Walmart. There’s a spot opening up right. up. front. I tell him to put his blinker on so we get it (because I don’t like walking anymore). He defers, and a car comes right around the corner and takes the spot. I tell you, I am surprised I didn’t break my hand. I punched the door six or seven times spurting curses I didn’t know I knew at the top of my lungs. Good ol’ hubby looked at me like “Who the hell are you and where is my wife?!” Then he pulled up to the front of the store and let me out so he could go find a spot (in the back of the lot). A hundred points to him for not losing it!!
Fast forward to my third trimester. I’ve now got a sizeable bump. My butt is huge. I waddle. I feel enormous in every way. And as I’m walking back to my car at Qdoba, a very large SUV parks next to it. At an angle. About 6″ away from my driver door. I walk around the SUV, see what they have given me to work with…and let loose on a complete and total stranger. I don’t remember what I said, but the driver (still in the car, engine on) pulled all the way out to let me into my car. Poor guy. I think if he hadn’t, my delicious Qdoba may have ended up all over his windows.
So in my mind I have escalated. At first I just yelled. Then I yelled and punched the door. Then I yelled at a complete stranger! And just as quickly as I’m angry, I’m fine again. It makes NO SENSE to me!
Anyone else go completely Pregnancy Crazy?? What is your brand of crazy?
Post # 3
hahaha this is too cute! I love pregnancy stories!
Post # 4
I use to get really mad about the parking spots too, especially towards the end. Towards the end is wehn I REALLY started to lose it. It wasn’t because I was so uncomfortable or eager to get the babby out, but I couldn’t stnad it when I walked into work and every morning I heard “Oh, your here today. You didn’t have the baby last night.” Finally one day I just looked at them and said if you see me here it means no I haven’t had the baby so lets just not talk about it. That was probably one of my worst moments.
My other really bad moments was probably in the begining I had a uterine hemorrage (I also had abruption of the placenta with my first) so I was really worried about losing the baby. One day when we were monitoring my HCg levels, the pregnancy hormone. I started crying because I didn’t think it was increasing fast enough. Clue #1, if you are crying your probably have enough hormones:). Other wise I was pretty laid back, just keep me well fed and I was pretty happy. i did have baby brain and forgot things a lot!
Post # 5
My brand of crazy so far comes in the form of road rage. I don’t try to run people off the road or anything but if someone cuts me off or is on my ass or is inconsiderate or doesn’t know how to drive, I go off like a bomb. I am cursing and yelling at the driver and may even beep the horn especially if they are about to cause an accident. I know they these people are thinking I am pretty crazy but hell comes out of me during those moments.
My hubby always said I had a little bit of road rage but not to this extent. I think it is because I am being more careful when I drive now that it drives me bonkers when someone around me is being careless. Like “Hello, I have a baby in here, damnit!”
Post # 6
@Roddy: TOTALLY!! OMG, I have been doing that lately! Like “How dare you try to get in an accident with the MOST PRECIOUS PACKAGE EVER!!” Poor BabyMighty gets all revved up when I’m driving and kicks me all the time. She doesn’t like adrenaline very much!
Post # 7
Um yeah I have stories.. and not of me. My roomate is pregnant w/ my little bro’s baby. (Cute!) Well anways.. so I live w/ my little bro and his girlfriend and my Fiance. She is the craziest pregnant lady ever! I had my little nephews over (her’s soon to be) and we had dinner. Spaghetti… well my nephew is 1 needless to say he really needed a bath after eating. We have 2 full bathrooms her’s is the only one with a full bathtub. So she is sitting on the couch hanging out and we decided to draw a bath for the little guy. He seriously would only be in there for 10 mins. Well I guess that was the time she wanted to take a shower. She was screaming and cursing, and I asked her gently if she would mind using my shower it was clean and we would only be 10 mins. Because showers freak out my nephew so I couldn’t put him in mine. She went crazy and started screaming and crying and locked herself in her room. So I apologized to my sister and we got my nephew out of there in 5 minutes flat.
Totally not cute.. At this point there was no talking to her about being selfish. So I apologized for not asking her in advance about using her bathtub. (Even though she said we could use it whenever) And let it be… sometimes there is no talking to the pregnancy crazies!
Post # 8
I like to joke that I have pregnancy Tourettes. A woman in the parking lot walked in front of our car and kept us from getting a parking spot. I started cursing like a sailor and calling her a “fat whore”. Not one of my prouder moments. I would normally be horrified and think its awful if someone said that around me.
Post # 9
I’m easily angered pregnant or not. However, when I was pregnant I have to say the anger bursts came far more often!
When a good friend of mine was like 9moz pregnant she got pulled over on the way to work. When she got there she was looking pretty pissed and said she had just recieved a ticket. She said that the cop asked her why she was speeding and she said (in a very matter-of-fact way); “Because I’m pregnant and I’m angry”. I’ve always thought that statement pretty well summed it up. lol.. it was pretty funny 🙂
Post # 10
You know how Harris Teeter has reserved/designated spots for “Pregnant Moms” and “Parents with small children” near the entrance?
Well when I was pregnant I stopped at Harris Teeter one day and saw some jerk pull into the “pregnant” spot and leg it into the store.
I snapped. I parked, found him in the store and read him the riot act…something to the effect of “Just because you’ve got a beer gut big enough for you to be mistaken for pregnant Bubba, does not give you the right to be a lazy ass and take the reserved for pregnant women space jerk off. You should be ashamed of yourself”
Right there at the Deli counter…
Post # 12
HaHa Penny that it is too funny!
Post # 13
Two points to Penny!! One for telling him off in public and two for being able to remember the location (even when you had baby brain!!). LOL Awesome! You’re my hero!
Post # 14
@penny hahaha oh I love it! good for you 🙂