Friday, March 2, 2012

crying in public

I have a problem.

I'm an emotional wreck. One would assume that this is a direct result of being pregnant but I must admit that it is an ongoing problem. Bursting into tears over the simplest things just because I've had a bad day or I'm tired.

There was the time it happened when my sisters and Candace ganged up on me and stole my cookie dough, the time Dad asked me to bring some loaves of bread in from the car, the time my family ate all the salad at dinner while I was gone for 5 seconds to the bathroom....

It happened again.

Aaron and I have been taking some birth classes, which have actually been really informative and have prepared me (I think) for what it may be like. During the second class they showed a video of the first real delivery I have seen. It was a home video and rather badly done (corny music and lots of moaning while rocking back and forth). There was nothing gory but you could tell it wasn't the most wonderful experience of her life. So the climax comes and a wee baby babe is born, the new Daddy announces, "it's a girl!" and the new Mommy whispers to her baby, "it was worth it!"

My eyes had begun watering at the Daddy saying the gender and by the time the Mommy made her comment? Body wracking sobs.

I married a good man- he squelched his laughter, put his arm around me and tried to ignore the sympathetic looks from the male half of the other six couples in the room.

8 comments:

Janna McCalley said...

Funny! I can relate,except I was the worse for about 2-3 weeks after the baby was born. Hormones and severe lack of sleep! I cried if you looked at me wrong!

Trena said...

Sorry for laughing but that was a great story! I really only cry when I am pregnant (and only about sappy things relating to my kids or husband) so I can relate to this situation......can't help with the ongoing problem though...:-)

Carla said...

Haha! I love hearing your crying stories:-)
I was an emotional wreck AFTER the babies were born as well. So here's hoping you don't get worse!

Rozz said...

My husband was confused last Saturday night when we came home after working a 17 hour day at an event that I've been planning for months - and bawled my eyes out. The day went so smoothly, it was perfect, no hiccups, nothing - my boss said it was the most successful event they've had in the past 14 years - and yet I couldn't stop crying. I'm still not sure if it's because I was happy, tired, relived it was over, or what - but I still cried myself to sleep.
Oh, and I'm not pregnant either, lol.

cand said...

i really miss you.

Danielle said...

Oh honey. First of all, crying because of missing cookie dough makes total sense to me. As does crying because of birth (I can't watch TLC because of all the babies being born on there) But then again, I am also pregnant and hormonal. I bawled during the Canadian Tire commercial at Christmas when the kids come and surprise the mom by decorating the Christmas tree whie she's out...

Oh yeah, and there will be a day, maybe a week or so after you have the baby, where you will have a complete and total breakdown and cry for nothing at all. True story.

Anne said...

Hahaha, Matt & I were cracking up reading this...I think Matt was glad to know he's not the only guy who's wife is an emotional wreck right now. :) If it makes you feel any better -- I don't normally cry when I watch movies. Instead, I drive Matt crazy because I usually laugh at all the wrong parts. But with this pregnancy I cried watching Despicable Me AND Monsters Inc. And yes, those are both cartoons. Lydia was trying to be nice and pretend she didn't see me crying at the end of Despicable Me, but then about 15 minutes later she was in the kitchen and the humor of it struck her -- I thought she was going to wet herself she was laughing so hard.

Gab said...

This is awesome, I totally get it. When I was 3 months pregnant I watched a real life birth youtube video for the first time and bawled my eyes out, alone, at home, in my office. I now cry at anything related to parenting/kids/family. Never used to happen before!