Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Weird Thing About Pregnancy

The weird thing about pregnancy, as if there were only one, is the ability to have the best day of your life and the worst day of your life rolled up in one. It's madness. The thing is, nothing that happens in that day even qualifies to make it the best or worst day of your life. Hormones are like a magnifying glass, making everything more intense than it should be. That's real fun in the morning when you're well-rested and your toast came out perfectly, but not so fun in the afternoon when you're tired and your toddler has dead-legged you on the couch for the thirteenth time. That's when something I could normally bounce back from can just take it right out of me. Sometimes it's hard to recover, even when I know that I know that I know that xyz was not a big deal. So I guess the key is to enjoy the very high highs, brief and superficial though they are, and try to remember that the very low lows aren't real.

24 comments:

Cheri-Beri said...

Funny, when all I could see was your title I thought to myself, "You mean there's just ONE thing?" I'm in my pms week - so watch out world! At least you know crazy pregnancy hormones are temporary!!

Big Mama said...

At least you have pregnancy as an excuse. I think mine must be some kind of early pre-menopause.

debra said...

The lows are not real!!

That is good.

lavonda said...

You know what? That sound reasoning applies to our monthly horomoes too. Not just the supersonic pregnancy horomone surges (which I remember so vividly from 8 and 11 years ago).
Wish I could think outside the box like that some months when the low lows are worse than other months.
Cause I mean, xyz can sure do it to me sometimes!!

Good Word.

Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

Hmmm. I am not pregnant, so I'm trying to figure out my excuse... 8\

Profbaugh said...

Hormones. Argh!!! Enough said. Hang in there, Amanda.

~Cheryl

Mommy Dot Com said...

I'm usually a very calm person. Someone could run me off the road and I wouldn't notice. BUT, when I was pregnant it was a different story. It seemed there were times I couldn't shake my irritability. The only thing that helped me to shake it was to use an extra gentle voice and an extra gentle touch. It curbed my emotions on many of occassions. It worked so well that I still do it when tensions rise.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

What?!? Are you referring to perfect toast as brief and superficial? Just kidding! I found your site through Forever Folding Laundry and thought I would leave a comment after reading this post. Your words reminded me oh-so-well of what it was like to be pregnant this time last year. Ahh, there are some things about it that I do not miss. I commend you for recognizing what is actually happening and doing your best to make the best of the situation.

Good luck!

-Francesca

Dori said...

Good morning, Amanda...

The other weird thing about pregnancy is that it prepares you for life with two children! :) There are still very high highs and very low lows and the pendulum swings one way to the next without much warning.

However, it is a ride I wouldn't miss for nothing in the world. We had a very low low last night right before bedtime with my 7 year old, but today is a new day -- a new day to train up this kids in the way they should go, a new day to love beyond anything I could do on my own outside the Holy Spirit and a new day to praise Him for giving us one more chance to do it right!

Can I get a "whoop whoop?"

Blessings, friend! Praying for a good day for you!!

Dori

The Barfuss Family said...

Girl - you are speaking some truth to me. Glad I am not the only crazy one. Yesterday was actually my first high of the high for the whole day! It scares me about what might come out today. :)

Spencer's favorite is when I am laughing and being goofy one second and the next I am crying for no good reason and can't make myself stop. JOY!

Longmeadow Mama said...

Those kind of days can happen even if you're NOT pregnant!! I had one just yesterday!
Hang in there!
Kelli

Mary said...

Yes, wierd but true. I was much more hormonal with my girl, don't know it that has been true so far for you...One time I got road rage (usually not,) in downtown Dallas and I got so mad that it made me sick. As in opening the car door, throwing up, closing the door, and moving on. All with a little boy in the back seat. Good times.

Susan B. said...

Sounds a lot like being menopausal to me! :) Hang in there, Girl!

Steve and Cristie said...

I hear ya on that one! I find myself apologizing to my hubby quite a bit lately because of my hyperactive hormones! Will you be at the Sunday School Christmas party on Friday? Hope to see ya! We still need to do dinner sometime soon!

Gabby said...

Bless you, girlfriend. Pregnancy is such a gift, and yet so challenging.
I remember that I would bawl out of happiness, and ten minutes later shake with anger. Weird.
You can make it!

Linsey said...

Isn't it fun! Things are starting to get easier around year. I don't know if that is encouraging, seeing as it took a year for me to say that. But the kids are actually playing together (inbetween toy stealing, pushing, spitting, and yelling). But those moments of joined giggling makes it all worth it! You hang in there.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Little Momma, as a woman, hormones I def understand. I think I had my moments too yesterday and this morning...I think i have those crazy hormones in abundance...In my church, I was taught that the body is made up of the body (flesh), spirit (and the Lord in you if you are His), and soul (emotions). I've been told that any one of these three can be in control at any one time. The goal is for the Spirit to be in control...easier said than done, but i've found that if I'm praying to be led by the Spirit in control, the day goes a whole lot better, Thanks for the reminder, Little Momma. Bless your pregnant heart:):) (double smiles) and ((HUGS))

katiegfromtennessee

Allison said...

...bless you heart....and it is so true!!!

Cindy said...

Unfortunately, hormones are to blame later in life too. At least I hope that's what it is. If not, I am in big trouble.

Heather said...

So true! I firmly believe that hormones are straight from the devil himself. It is only with God's grace that we can "right" ourselves from their terror!

Tara G said...

You know that verse Paul wrote about being content in whatever state your're in? Yes, well, that challenges me every time I'm pregnant. You're in the home stretch...

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

My postpartum hormones got the better of me a couple of weeks ago. All because I "had" to share a few pieces of leftover bacon. Like you said, I was aware of overreacting but the tears came anyway. = )

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

What's dead-legged?

All I know is you never realize how sensitive pregnancy boobies are until you have a toddler elbowing them or kneeing them every 23 minutes.

willblogforshoes said...

And that is why I am so glad that Woggie is too young to remember my pregnancy (and those first few weeks after)! I was a MESS!!

{{HUGS}}!