By 10am this morning I had cried over the following:
1. I couldn’t get my shirt to cover my belly
2. I couldn’t get the seat adjusted on my recumbent bike at Physical Therapy
3. I forgot to do my son’s 100 days of school project with him
4. I needed a hug
5. I heard the lyrics to “You are my Sunshine.”
6. I remembered there were Cannolis in the fridge and I was so happy
Jax’s Dad is under the belief that whenever Jax feels like it, he dons a white robe and carries a staff and yells “REALEASE THE HORMONES!” (in a British accent of course). At any given time, I feel like I’m on the verge of losing my mind and EVERYTHING MAKES ME CRY. I’m so super thankful that Drew (Jax’s Daddy) is so patient, sweet, and understanding of my absolute roller-coaster of emotions. This was one of those days I was VERY thankful to just pull the covers back over my head and take a mental-health day.
Albeit frustrating, these little emotional outbursts are, of course, normal during pregnancy. Maybe someone ate the last banana you wanted. Maybe your cat sat on your husbands lap instead of yours. Perhaps you got overwhelmed by looking at tiny diapers. Whatever it is that’s got your waterworks going, it’s OK. We get it; I promise.
I have no “tips” for you. You’re going to cry, I’m going to cry, we’re all going to cry. Welcome to the Hormone Games…May the odds be ever in your favor. If you have an overwhelming day of Ugly Crying, just lock yourself in the bathroom for a bit, take a hot bath, and take nice, deep breaths. Maybe your little fetus will put away his staff and robe tomorrow ❤