Sometimes, I Just Want to Cry.. Vent

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Sometimes, I Just Want to Cry.. Vent

Last night and this morning, I have been weepy for no reason. Well, not for no reason...I'm just feeling overwhelmed. I am genuinely a positive person but hormones have taken over and right now I feel I can't do anything right!

I only slept for an hour. Usually, I meditate or pray (I'm Buddhist) and feel better afterwards, but this didn't help me last night. I went off on DH last night because he won't be home today to meet our doula (She's coming over to meet the boys...she'll be coming over a lot). It's not his fault though...he has physical therapy and an exercise class he attends for his stroke recovery. But this upset me so much..even though I know she will meet him next time.

I'm not really eating either. I'm a big girl, so I know baby will be okay. But I do need to eat something. Sigh....the hormones are getting the best of me today and I'm trying to get back to my cheerful, silly, happy self. It's hard today, though..

Sorry for the rambling...just needed to vent a little.

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:bigarmhug:
I cry alot too, usually daily!!!! I am so freaked out about the baby's minor kidney issue. But even more when I freaked out when I googled it and found out it was a soft marker for downs syndrome. That on top of the normal daily things seem overwhelming to me and I cry b/c of those too!!! You are not alone!!

Does ice cream or chocolate sound good Smile

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I had a melt down on Sunday. We were trying to get ready for the water park and like usual I am the one who gets all the kids ready, and I just was tired of it. All Rob usually has to do is get himself ready but me I have to get the kids and my self ready. Plus I do 98% of the house work and cook dinners and make lunches. I understand I am a stay at home mom but I was just feeling overwhelmed and then the thought of adding another child on top of it all just tipped the scales.

Sometimes its good to have a cry Smile

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I'm so glad I can share with you ladies! I have had the occasional hormonal mood swing.. I fuss a lot about things in the house (I have a house full of boys including DH so being the only woman sometimes can be hard.) But I haven't had crying spells until last night/today.

I hope I get over it soon! I am the only one who drives (My oldest just got his license..but I need to get my brakes fixed before I feel comfortable with him driving my car). I am the only one who works (DH is disabled). Luckily, the boys can cook and feed themselves if I am too tired (my two oldest are wonderful!)...but I do most of the cleaning, laundry, and whatever else is needed. Heck, I'm suprised I haven't broken down before now!

Yet, I am still so happy about the new one coming...does that make sense? Argh, hormones!

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You DO have a lot on your shoulders, Tamara! I'm sorry.

And regarding the upset over your husband not making the meeting with the doula, I really hear you there. SO found out last minute months ago he couldn't make one of my midwife appointments due to work (perfectly reasonable) and I had a huge breakdown. Sigh.

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Oh, I am so weepy too! I'm usually very sensitive and emotional anyways, but pregnancy just makes it 100% worse!

Right now I'm having major sinus headaches and congestion (I think I've used 5 full boxes of Kleenex all up!) so I'm even worse because my eyes are constantly watering! At least if DH thinks I'm crying I can just say, "No, my eyes are just watering" Wink He's not a crier, so he doesn't understand why I get so emotional.

No worries. I usually cry at least 3 times a day LOL! I'm excited to be having a "girls night" with my girlfriend tomorrow, and take a break from my kiddies for a few hours.

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:bigarmhug: hang in there girl! You're gonna make it!

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Vent away! Hope it helps & that you sleep really well tonight. What is up with no appetite though, you gotta eat something :). Baby can't grow very well on just our fat reserves as there is no nutrition/vitamins in there. Hope you get a hankering for some yummies it would suck to feel like you're forcing yourself to eat. I have no problem here, I'm still hungry ever 2 hours and am loving all the fresh gorgeous fruit this time of year - berries & melons yum yum yum. Also craving protein all the time, quite unusual for me to want meats. Smile

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"Summer05" wrote:

Vent away! Hope it helps & that you sleep really well tonight. What is up with no appetite though, you gotta eat something :). Baby can't grow very well on just our fat reserves as there is no nutrition/vitamins in there. Hope you get a hankering for some yummies it would suck to feel like you're forcing yourself to eat. I have no problem here, I'm still hungry ever 2 hours and am loving all the fresh gorgeous fruit this time of year - berries & melons yum yum yum. Also craving protein all the time, quite unusual for me to want meats. Smile

Yes, it really did help to vent! I just allowed myself to feel how I felt today. Took it easy and took a nap. My doula rescheduled due to one of her clients going into labor.

My appetite has been a little better this evening. Not sure why I'm not hungry.. it's hard to eat when I've been upset, though. Hope I'm feeling better tomorrow. Smile

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It's OK to vent, we're here for more than just baby talk lol! You're not alone, so don't worry. I swear I can cry at the drop of a hat these days. I'm just so freakin' sensitive about anything and everything... if the day ends in "y", I'm crying about it lol...